William H. Hagerty Proficiency Certificate Program
The William H. 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
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, other disciplines were developed including DUI, RADAR, and Traffic Enforcement programs, as well as FTO Train-the-trainer, and Leadership and Management courses. Hence the acronym “IPTM” was changed to the Institute of Police Technology and Management to reflect the full scope of police training.
Joined by a host of talented and experienced criminal investigation and hostage negotiations practitioners, the criminal, forensic, and hostage negotiations training programs at IPTM have made a strong and positive impact throughout the USA and abroad. In appreciation for his early commitment to the program, IPTM deemed it fitting for this Proficiency Certificate be named after the original criminal investigation’s coordinator of the criminal investigation programs 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.