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 Proficiency Certificate Programs Application and forward it--along with certificates of completion for each IPTM course--to IPTM. 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 | Forensics Coordinator at (904) 620-4786.


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