Statement on Coronavirus

Update April 6, 10 a.m

Due to the unprecedented and global public health emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of North Florida and the Institute of Police Technology and Management has had to suspend normal operations.

Classes Between March 16-May 15 - POSTPONED

If you have signed up for or plan to attend an IPTM training program, that is taking place anywhere in the country between now and May 15, 2020 it has been postponed. Currently registered students will receive an email notification with any pertinent information regarding the postponement. Please be aware that any requested reimbursements/refunds of tuition may be delayed, because of limited operations at the University of North Florida during this crisis.

View the list of schedule changes.

Limited Operations

During this time of social distancing, IPTM has been directed by the University of North Florida to work remotely. During this time all the dedicated staff of IPTM will be working remotely from home and will strive to provide you with the same service you have come to expect. You may contact us at (904) 620-4786, info@iptm.org, on Facebook or Twitter. You can find our individual emails on our staff page. Each of these methods of contact are being monitored regularly.

IPTM would like to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that our students may experience over the next few months as a result of this unprecedented health crisis. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding during this time of national emergency. Stay safe and healthy and we look forward to serving you when this crisis is over.

Online Training Available

While you are waiting to return to the IPTM classroom, we would like to invite you to check out the more than 40 course offerings we have created inside our online portal. We offer three types of online training in a variety of topics: Instructor Led, Independent Study, and Videos on Demand (VoD). Our instructor led courses follow the same curriculum as our face-to-face courses; independent study allows you to work at your own pace; and VoDs provide comprehensive information on specific subjects. You can register online or send a completed registration form to info@iptm.org. View the catalog of courses.

 


 

Update March 17, 1 p.m.

During this time of travel and work slowdown throughout the country due to COVID-19 precautionary recommendations, IPTM will be making decisions on course postponements on a week-to-week basis. If you are registered to attend an IPTM class you will be notified of the status at least one week prior, going forward. In most cases a decision will be made 30 days in advance in keeping with IPTM standard operating policy. You will be notified via your registration email of all confirmations and required postponements.

In the event of a postponement of training, every effort will be made to reschedule the training as soon as the precautionary recommendations are lifted. We are also in the process of evaluating our calendar scheduled programs to determine the suitability for conducting them via a live stream classroom. Additionally, we invite you to consider our online training course offerings. Many of the courses you may be currently registered for are offered in an online classroom, as well. View the list of online courses.

Lastly during this work slowdown, in keeping with best practices, nonessential full-time IPTM staff will be encouraged to work from home with essential staff continuing to maintain our phone, fax, and email operations. We are fully operational otherwise, and ready to return to standard operation at a moment’s notice. We look forward to continuing our 40-year tradition of delivering excellence - inside and outside of the classroom - as soon as the precautions are lifted. Thank you for your patience during this challenging time. Our hearts and prayers are with you in carrying out your daily duties of keeping our neighborhoods and highways safer.


 

Update March 13, 2 p.m.

All IPTM courses starting March 16 are scheduled to run as planned. However, since the University of North Florida is temporarily transitioning students to remote instruction, the IPTM training location has temporarily changed. At-Scene Traffic Crash/Traffic Homicide Investigation, Homicide Investigation, and Police Internal Affairs courses will take place at:

Marriott Jacksonville, located at 4670 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville, Florida, 32256 — just 7 miles west of UNF

If you would like to stay at the Marriott, they are offering a discounted rate of $115 for IPTM students. Call 800-962-9786 and ask for the group rate for IPTM.

The decision to not cancel courses was made to meet the needs of the registered students who are coming from agencies that have no travel restrictions. Fortunately, registration cancellations have been minimal.

We will conduct our Jacksonville courses at the Marriott Jacksonville for the next few weeks. Any changes will be emailed, posted on our website, Facebook and Twitter. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (904) 620-4786 or info@iptm.org.

 


Update March 11, 10:20 a.m.

IPTM leadership is vigilantly monitoring the coronavirus situation. The wellbeing of IPTM students, instructors, and staff is always of paramount concern to the Institute. At this time, all IPTM training events are scheduled to proceed as planned, paying close attention to the policy and practice regarding COVID-19 from the CDC, WHO, and the University of North Florida.

If the need arises to cancel/reschedule an IPTM course, all registered students will immediately be contacted by IPTM via email, and a notification posted on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages.