Education/Training Classes

There are several training opportunities throughout the year for PCPA members and associates to attend.

Friday, July 20, 2018 from 0830 to 1630 at the Allentown Police Academy

Police Physical Fitness Coordinator Class - Recertification Only.

Police Physical Fitness Coordinator Class, Recertification ONLY - click here to register


Pennsylvania State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Presents:

Force Science Institute Two Day Basics Training Program

Monday & Tuesday May 21-22, 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

This program, created and instructed exclusively by the Force Science Institute, is designed to clearly present, in a practical and understandable fashion, the results of the most cutting-edge research into the dynamics of human behavior during life- threatening encounters. 

The goal of the program is to encourage law enforcement professionals to apply the important concepts revealed in this research when investigating, reconstructing, recalling, or otherwise analyzing a use of force.

The Force Science Institute uses sophisticated time-and-motion measurements to document—often for the first time—critical hidden truths about the physical and mental dynamics of life-threatening events, particularly officer-involved shootings. Its startling findings profoundly impact officer training and safety, and the public’s naive perceptions. In fact, the Institute’s findings have been directly credited with saving officer lives on the street and with preventing some officers from going to prison after being wrongly accused of criminally using deadly force.

Force Science researchers have destroyed myths and discovered cold facts about some of the most controversial force issues, including:

  • How threatening suspects end up shot in the back by well-trained officers making valid, lawful shooting decisions.
  • Why officers continue to fire “extra” rounds in high-adrenalin confrontations after the threat has ended.
  • What popular tactics used by some officers trying to reduce lag time actually put the officers at greater risk.
  • How perceptual alterations and stress-induced memory gaps can impact an officer’s ability to accurately recall incident details.
  • How quickly suspects can launch an attack and why officers and trainers must take Force Science speed studies into account when preparing for a confrontation.
  • How investigators can best “mine” officers’ memories and avoid interviewing mistakes that can put the officer, the investigator and the entire department in jeopardy. 
  • What the most recent Force Science studies have to say about traffic stop assault response and officer movement, threats posed by prone subjects, the impact of exhaustion on officer memory and performance and more.

Training Dates & Time

Monday & Tuesday May 21-22, 2018 at 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Training Location:

Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square,300 W. Station Square Dr., Pittsburgh, PA. 15219Phone: 412-261-2000

Training Cost: $150.00/per attendee




Only FOP Members and Active Law Enforcement Officers may register for this training.

FOP members must show valid identification and their member identification card upon check-in.

Lodge Attorneys must show identification upon check-in and the Lodge will have to verify prior to the date of the classes.  Out-of-state FOP members must show member identification.  Active non-FOP law enforcement must show valid identification (driver’s license) and their Law Enforcement Credentials.

The FOP reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone and will refund any monies paid in a timely fashion.

Hotel Room Rate: $129 – Standard Guestroom.  While reserving room tell them you are there for the FOP-Force Science Training to guarantee the room rate. A block of rooms is guaranteed until, Monday, April 30, 2018. Phone reservations call 800.325.3535

Training registration can be purchased via mail (included form) or securely at  Online registration requires access to the members only section of our website. Your seminar reservation is guaranteed upon payment. Early registration is encouraged due to limited seating.