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CCPD to become Institute of Police Technology and Management Training site

By Staff | May 29, 2015

The Cape Coral Police Department has partnered with the Institute of Police Technology and Management to become a regional host training facility.

The Institute of Police Technology and Management was established in 1980 “with a simple yet lasting philosophy: to provide cost effective, cutting edge training to the criminal justice community, thus enhancing the quality of service by law enforcement to their communities.”

IPTM is now “the largest and most varied national law enforcement training institute in the country,” a prepared statement from the Cape Coral Police Department states.

The institute provides more than 400 courses yearly to approximately 10,000 law enforcement professionals worldwide.

“The Cape Coral Police Department provides a great deal of training locally by in-house instructors, many of whom instruct on a state and national level,” officials said in the statement. “The Cape Coral Police Department is already a FDLE training facility, hosting a variety of advanced training courses on a wide array of topics throughout the year. These courses provide officers with valuable training opportunities to gain and improve skills in a variety of legal, tactical, practical, and managerial topics related to law enforcement. And, due to Cape Coral’s geographic location, these courses often attract Officers from agencies from all over Central and South Florida. Adding IPTM courses to what is already offered at the Cape Coral Police Department broadens the catalog of course offering and expands the draw of the Cape Coral Police Department Training Unit statewide.

“By partnering with IPTM, the Cape Coral Police Department is able to now offer an incredible depth and breath of advanced and specialized training classes to Officers.”

Serving as a training facility will benefit CCPD officers, the department, and the community, officials added.

“First, as a host training facility, the Cape Coral Police Department will now have access to training courses, materials, and instructors unique to IPTM, affording officers training opportunities they may not otherwise have had in the past.

“Second, the Cape Coral Police Department is able to reduce costs associated with travel when sending Officers to out-of-town training by offering IPTM training courses locally. Other Southwest Florida agencies will benefit from this as well, helping agency budgets and saving taxpayer dollars.

“Third, through collegial exchange, new ideas are shared and best practices are learned that can be adopted at the Cape Coral Police Department. As part of our culture of continuous improvement, we look forward to learning from our fellow law enforcement professionals.

“Finally, hosting IPTM courses at the Cape Coral Police Department provides opportunities to build rapport with investigators from other agencies. This can help investigators later on in complex cases that span multiple jurisdictions across the state- a trend we often see in drug, theft, and fraud cases,”according to the statement.

Source:?Cape Coral Police Department