William H. "Bill" Hagerty Proficiency Certificate Program


The William H. “Bill” Hagerty Proficiency Certificate Program was created to recognize those in law enforcement who have demonstrated proficiency by completing the required number of hours as set forth for each certificate.

In 1986, William H. “Bill” Hagerty completed his 27 year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Jacksonville, Florida. At the same time, IPTM (which stood for the Institute of Police Traffic Management) offered only specialized traffic-related courses.

Bill approached the owners of IPTM, Russell Arend and Everett James, and suggested they add criminal investigation and forensic science courses to their list of training topics. They agreed, and Bill was hired to develop and teach the original core set of courses in these areas. Shortly thereafter, the acronym “IPTM” was changed to the Institute of Police Technology and Management to reflect the full scope of police training.

Today, as Bill continues to teach for IPTM in an adjunct capacity, it is only fitting that the Proficiency Certificate be named after the founder of the criminal investigation and forensic sciences divisions of IPTM.

Who Can Apply

To be awarded the proficiency certificate, you must complete the required number of hours in both the core and elective IPTM courses. Upon completion of the required number of hours, you must complete the attached William H. “Bill” Hagerty Proficiency Certificate Programs Application and forward it -- along with certificates of completion for each IPTM course -- to IPTM. (In the event a certificate is not available, IPTM will research our records to validate the application.) You may use only IPTM courses taken over the last five years (from the year you apply) to qualify for the certificate program.

Questions should be directed to IPTM’s Criminal Investigation or Crime Scene Forensics Coordinators at (904) 620-4786.

Certificate Requirements

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION CERTIFICATE  (240 hours)

 

Core Courses: 

You must complete the following IPTM courses for a total of 120 hours:

  • Homicide Investigation (40 hours)
  • Interviews and Interrogations (40 hours)
  • Crime Scene Processing Workshop (40 hours)

Elective Courses:

You must complete a combination of the following IPTM courses for a total of 120 hours:  

  • Advanced Gang Investigation (40 hours)
  • Advanced Homicide Investigation (24 hours)
  • Advanced Techniques for Unresolved Death Investigation (40 hours)
  • Bloodstain Interpretation (40 hours)
  • Crime Scene Reconstruction of Shooting Incident (40 hours)
  • Deviant Sexual Behavior and Related Criminal Activity (40 hours)
  • Effective Interviewing Strategies: Statement Analysis and the Cognitive Interview (40 hours)
  • Investigating Domestic Violence Homicides (24 hours)
  • Street Gangs Identification and Investigation (40 hours)
  • Suicide Investigations (24 hours)
 

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION CERTIFICATE (312 hours)

 

Core Courses:

You must complete the following IPTM courses for a total of 192 hours:

  • Homicide Investigation (40 hours)
  • Interviews and Interrogations (40 hours)
  • Crime Scene Processing Workshop (40 hours)
     
  • Burglary Investigation (24 hours)
  • Robbery Investigation (24 hours)
  • Suicide Investigation (24 hours)

Elective Courses:

You must complete a combination of the following IPTM courses for a total of 120 hours:

  • Advanced Gang Investigation (40 hours)
  • Bloodstain Interpretation (40 hours)
  • Crime Scene Reconstruction of Shooting Incident (40 hours)
  • Deviant Sexual Behavior and Related Criminal Activity (40 hours)
  • Effective Interviewing Strategies: Statement Analysis and the Cognitive Interview (40 hours)
  • Investigating Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (24 hours)
  • Street Gangs Identification and Investigation (40 hours)
 

CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATOR CERTIFICATE (240 hours)

 

Core Course:

You must complete the following IPTM course for a total of 40 hours:

  • Crime Scene Processing Workshop (40 hours)

Elective Courses:

You must complete a combination of the following IPTM courses for a total of 200 hours:

  • Adobe Photoshop for Law Enforcement (24 hours)
  • Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (40 hours)
  • Advanced Forensic Photography (40 hours)
  • Advanced Latent Print Development and Blood Detection Techniques (40 hours)
  • Advanced Sexual Assault Crime Scene Processing (24 hours)
  • Bloodstain Interpretation (40 hours)
  • Buried Bodies and Surface Skeletons: Recovery Techniques (40 hours)
  • Computer Crime Investigations (40 hours)
  • Crime Scene Reconstruction (40 hours)
  • Crime Scene Reconstruction of Shooting Incident (40 hours)
  • Crime Zone (40 hours)
  • Criminal Investigative Techniques (40 hours)
  • Digital Photography for Law Enforcement (24 hours)
  • Documentation of Footwear and Tiretread Evidence (24 hours)
  • Fingerprint Classification and Comparison (40 hours)
  • Homicide Investigation (40 hours)
  • Light Energy Applications for Law Enforcement (24 hours)
 

CRISIS HOSTAGE NEGOTIATIONS CERTIFICATE (120 hours)

 

Core Courses:

You must complete the following IPTM courses for a total of 120 hours:

  • Crisis Hostage Negotiations - Level I (40 hours)
  • Crisis Hostage Negotiations - Level II (Intermediate) (40 hours)
  • Crisis Hostage Negotiations - Level III (Advanced) (40 hours)