The Southern Police Institute (SPI)
is a division of the Department of Justice Administration,
College of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville. It is an
advanced education and training institute whose mission is to
enhance the professional development of law enforcement
practitioners. This mission is accomplished by providing
educational and career development programs that are designed to
challenge and to prepare law enforcement practitioners for the
demands of today and tomorrow. The Southern Police Institute
consistently is ranked among the top law enforcement educational
and training schools in the nation. Since the creation of the
Southern Police Institute in 1951, its program of instruction
has been grounded in the belief that law enforcement is a
demanding activity requiring the highest level of professional
preparation. The Southern Police Institute was established by
its founders to provide a place where that preparation can be
undertaken. The faculty and staff dedicate themselves to this
mission and continue to maintain the standards of excellence
established by the founders. They are uniquely qualified as
researchers, consultants, teachers and former law enforcement
practitioners to guide and to direct the educational needs of
today's law enforcement professionals.
Graduates of the SPI are looked upon as knowledgeable professionals in law enforcement fields. Membership in the prestigious SPIAA shows continuing interest in your professional career and your dedication to professional self-development.
The Executive Board of the SPIAA welcomes you to explore the website using navigation links at the top and the left of each web page.
Read my message about the SPIAA 2015 64th Annual SPIAA
Training Conference at
this link. Mark your calendars now for July 20-24,
2015, Reno, Nevada.
Thank you for visiting and enjoy!
Todd A. Vinger
Southern Police Institute Alumni Association
You can contact me as follows:
Todd A. Vinger
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
775-846-3445 Email: Todd@toddvinger.com
Captain Norman Wilson, Charlotte County SO, and President of the 131st AOC, being presented his SPI Dean's Scholar certificate from his Sheriff recently.