Education/Training Classes

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



October 10-12, 2017

Fall 2017 Police Physical Fitness Coordinator Class

Full Certification & Re-Certification is available.

40-hour course consisting of lecture and hands on training geared toward Police Department Fitness Coordinators and M.P.O.E.T.C Fitness Instructors. Some topics of discussion are legal issues surrounding police fitness programs and testing, safely developing incumbent programs for police departments using A.C.S.M. guidelines, M.P.O.E.T.C. testing and training, strength and endurance training and testing methods, body composition and basic nutrition training. Successful candidates will be certified by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association as Police Fitness Coordinators.

* Re-Certification will be held on Wednesday, October, 4 2017 @ 9am-4pm 

Officers should obtain a re-certification every 3 years 


Cost: $395 Full Certification  •   $95 for Re-certification

Location: Allegheny County Police Training Academy - 700 West Ridge Drive - Allison Park, PA  15101 

Full Certification Dates: October 2-5, 2017

Full Certification Time: 9am-4pm

Attire: Casual. Bring fitness clothing as well.

Students receive a 45-minute lunch break each day.

For questions, please contact Alex at or 717-236-1059 ext. 106  



Substance Abuse Prevention for First Responders
First Responder Addiction Treatment / Livengrin Foundation

Total Time: 3 Hours

Goals: The First Responder will benefit from an integrated awareness-prevention training program promoting behavioral health and wellness throughout the first responder’s career. The program will target substance abuse prevention and education for law enforcement, fire personnel, and EMT’s on alcohol abuse, problem drinking, pain medication abuse, critical incident stress, and the Drug-Free Workplace Policy.

Location: We will schedule around specific departmental needs. We will travel to your department with all necessary materials and logistics. 

Pre-requisites: No Pre-requisites

Target Audience: Statewide Pennsylvania First Responders

Method of Instruction/Training Aids: PowerPoint, Video, Facilitation, Discussion, and Handouts

Learning Objectives: The participant will be able to:

1. The attendee will be presented with an overview of the program, and the
importance of the substance abuse issues in today’s society and the critical demand for their ethical and professional behavior while on or off duty; as well as the needs to address the disease of addiction.

2. The attendee will observe through a video presentation by former First Responders (including retired and current law enforcement officers / firefighter personnel), the serious ramifications of an off duty car accident involving the death of the other vehicle’s driver, while under the influence. He was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and served 5 years and 11 months in State Prison.

3. The attendee will understand the first responder culture and its impact on character, and it’s perspectives on workplace and personal behaviors.

4. The attendee will define “stress” as it relates to internal and external sources. First Responder training and duty has a relative impact on one’s personality and communication styles, the attendee will learn the effects of such processes.

5. The attendee will identify learned negative behaviors from stress and its relationship with alcohol and pain med abuse.

6. The attendee will be provided with information of the effects of law enforcement work stresses on the family.

7. Health and Wellness are important integrations in responding to the body’s response to stress, the attendee will be educated on the physical and nutritional values in stress reduction.

8. The attendee will be provided with information on alcohol abuse, alcoholism, pain medication, opiate abuse and the criteria for disease model.

9. The attendee will understand the differences between moderate and problem drinking, responsible use, and alcohol abuse.

10. The attendee will define the disease of alcoholism and strategies to lowering risk.

11. The attendee will learn the effects of critical incidents and PTSD; organizational commitment to intervention and support.

12. The attendee will be provided with information of the Peer Counseling services and the value of informal resolution, the various avenues of assistance and additional resources will be explained.

13. The attendee will observe through a video presentation of a firefighter’s family speaking on their son’s suicide and actions and behaviors that lead to the tragedy.

If you are interested in attending this class, please email or call below.

Dennis Hallion, Retired – New Jersey State Police, Grant Manager [Substance Abuse Education & Demand Reduction Fund]
Livengrin Foundation
4833 Hulmeville Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
Cell: 609.923.6056

Conducting & Managing Internal Affairs Investigations 

September 25-29, 2017 at the Bible Chapel-South Hills Campus

300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, PA 15317

The FBI-LEEDA Managing and Conducting Internal Affairs Investigations focuses on procedures for conducting and managing Internal Affairs investigations by law enforcement agencies. 

This is a four and one-half day, interactive program.



DATES: October 3-6, 2017
TIMES: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Lower Allen Township Police Dept.
2233 Gettysburg Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011

REGISTRATION: $125.00 per attendee***
Make checks payable to: Lower Allen Police Dept.

*Registrations are due by September 8, 2017

Registrations and questions should be directed to Cpl.
Edward Curtis at the address listed above, or by phone
(717) 975-7575, ext. 1564 or email
Business casual dress is required.

Click her to download the flyer: TEAM Training Class Flyer.pdf