13th Annual Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Training Conference

The 2017 accreditation training conference is scheduled for March 27 - 29, 2017.  To register for classes, please click here.  Training on the schedule this year includes the following:

Monday, March 27, 2017 – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Accreditation Manager Class/Traditional Paper Files
This class is recommended for every agency that wishes to start working towards accreditation or for newly assigned Accreditation Managers.  Chiefs are encouraged to attend this class with their representatives so they have a full understanding of the work the accreditation manager will be doing. This will be of great help to the chief and the accreditation manager as they work through the process together.

Monday, March 27, 2017 – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Accreditation Manager Class/PowerDMS
This class is recommended for every agency that will be using PowerDMS while working towards accreditation. Chiefs are encouraged to attend this class with their representatives so they have a full understanding of the work the accreditation manager will be doing. This will be of great help to the chief and the accreditation manager as they work through the process together.

Monday, March 27, 2017 – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Assessor Training Class
This will prepare individuals to perform on-site assessments or prepare them to understand what to expect during an on-site. This class has some prerequisites which are listed on the assessor application. If you wish to attend this class, an assessor application must be completed and submitted with your resume as soon as possible but not later than March 10, 2017 to be approved by the Commission.  Click here for an application. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Christopher P. Boyle, Attorney at Law
Attorney Boyle provides legal counsel to municipalities, police departments and private employers.  He handles claims involving civil rights, municipal liability, and employment law and their litigation.  As a former state-certified instructor, Chris is also a nationally recognized law enforcement expert, frequently called upon to deliver seminars and other training to municipalities, police departments and insurers on a variety of topics including risk management, police pursuits, search and seizure, racial profiling, the Americans with Disabilities Act, hiring practices, Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Act and police shootings.  For a detailed biography, click here.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
To Be Announced

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – 4:10 pm – 5:00 pm
Pennsylvania Police Accreditation Coalition (PPAC) Meeting
The PPAC will hold a brief monthly meeting of the membership for April at the conference to discuss any business pending before the organization or for good of the order discussions.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Assessor and General Updates
This session is mandatory for assessors who are due for their update training and wish to remain on the active assessor list.  It is also for anyone interested in reviewing the changes that have been made in the program and discussion regarding any problems agencies are having with standards during mock and on-site assessments.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
PLEAC Meeting
The Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission will hold a meeting to handle program business and review assessment reports.  

Please click here to register for classes.


A reminder to all currently certified PLEAC assessors, you are required to have update training at least once every two years if you wish to continue to be on the active assessor list for PLEAC.  If you do not receive the required update training, you will be removed from our list of active assessors.  If you are in question as to your training needs, please contact us and we will provide you with that information.

Also, the Pennsylvania Police Accreditation Coalition (PPAC) will be sponsoring a hospitality room on Monday and Tuesday evenings (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm).  The room will offer light snacks, beverages and most important an opportunity for you to network with others who are working in the accreditation program.  In addition to the PPAC’s generosity, this year, we have two additional significant sponsors:  PowerDETAILS and PowerDMS.  They will be
contributing in sponsoring our guest speaker, as well as the hospitality room.  Thanks to all of our sponsors!  

The conference will be held at the Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg East (formerly the Holiday Inn Harrisburg East), 4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111. We have reserved a block of rooms for those of you who wish to stay over.  You can contact them directly at 717-939-7841.  They will provide you with a room rate of $85.00 per night. The block will be held until March 12, 2017. You must make your reservations prior to that to take advantage of
this special rate.

There is a registration fee of $100.00 per attendee that will be used to help defray costs associated with the conference.

Inquiries regarding the conference may be made by calling 717-236-1059 or by emailing Andrea Sullivan at asullivan@pachiefs.org.