14th Annual Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Training Conference

The 2018 accreditation training conference is scheduled for March 26 - 28, 2018.  To register for classes, please click here.  Training on the schedule this year includes the following:

Monday, March 26, 2018 – 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 26, 2018 – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Accreditation Manager Class/PowerDMS
This class is recommended for every agency that will be using PowerDMS, including those agencies switching from paper files to 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 26, 2018 – 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 9, 2018 to be approved by the Commission.  Click here for an application. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Eric P. Daigle, Esquire
Attorney Daigle’s experience focuses on civil rights actions, including police misconduct litigation and employment actions.  He acts as a legal advisor to police departments in the State of Connecticut and across the country.  He provides legal advice to law enforcement command staff and officers in the areas of legal liability, policy development, employment issues, use of force, laws of arrest and search and seizure.  His experience focuses on Internal Affairs operations and use of force, specifically in the training, investigation and supervision of force and deadly force incidents.  For a detailed biography, click here.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – 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 28, 2018 – 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.  This year the class will focus on assessor training for those assessors who are or will be assessing agencies that use the PowerDMS platform for accreditation.  This information will be valuable to all active assessors, as currently over 80% of our accredited agencies are using PowerDMS.  All conference participants are welcome to attend this class.

Wednesday, March 29, 2018 – 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. We wish to thank PowerDMS for their sponsorship.  

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 11, 2018. 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 Extension 100 or by emailing Andrea Sullivan at asullivan@pachiefs.org.