Other Training Opportunities

G-290 Basic Public Information Officer (PIO) G-290
The primary audience for this training are individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function at the state, tribal, local, or territorial level of government

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – Thursday, July 18, 2019
Polk County EOC
1890 Jim Keene Blvd.
Winter Haven 33880
Point of Contact:  Jerri Kaplan             jerrikaplan@polk-county.net            863-298-7033   

L-388 Advanced Public Information Officer Course


The purpose of this course is to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills to establish, manage, and work within a Joint Information Center. Participants will develop new skills to coordinate a message once developed and modify if problems or sources of confusion arise. This course will encourage participants to change their processes to assure every action has a measurable relevance for their identified audience.


Monday, Jul 22, 2019 – Friday, Jul 26, 2019
Boca Raton Police Services Department
6500 Congress Ave
Boca Raton, Florida  33432
Point of Contact:  Phil Politano      (301) 447-1343    philip.politano@fema.dhs.gov


Monday, Feb 24, 2020 – Friday, Feb 28, 2020
Hillsborough County EOC
9450 E. Columbus Dr.
Tampa, Florida  33619
Point of Contact:    Phil Politano      (301) 447-1343     philip.politano@fema.dhs.gov

Media Relations and On-Camera Training
Public Safety Media Training
2-Day Seminar  $295

November 14-15, 2019  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FDLE Tampa Bay Regional Operations Ctr.
4211 North Lois Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614

November 18-19, 2019  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FDLE Miami Regional Operations Center
Emergency Operations Center
1030 NW 111th Ave.
Miami, FL 33172