Education/Training Classes

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

The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association presents

Spring 2020 Physical Fitness Coordinator Class (PFCITP)

Certification Class March 16 – March 20, 2020 (5 days/40 hours), COST $400

Recertification Class Friday, March 13, 2020 (1 day/8 hours) COST $100

Note: (3) three-year recertification

COST includes Health and Fitness textbook, Class Manual, and body fat calipers.

LOCATION:       Pittsburgh Bureau of Police – Training Academy

                           900 North Lincoln Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233

PREREQUISITES: Must be current law enforcement personnel or academy instructor & current basic first aid with CPR & AED cert.  

INSTRUCTOR: Michael P. Grogan, police officer and Supervisory Physical Fitness Coordinator

DEADLINE for registration March 6, 2020- 4:00 PM

Both classes run from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day with a 45 minute lunch break each day.  The first day will be casual business attire and gym clothes attire the rest of the week. 

This class is certified by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association and recognized by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police officers’ Training & Education Commission. The PFCTP is designed to present the student with information pertaining to the legal issues concerning physical fitness testing and training for law enforcement personnel. This includes the development and implementation of an annual incumbent physical fitness testing program. The student will also receive instruction in regard to anatomy, bio-mechanics, exercise physiology, aerobic & strength training prescriptions, body composition, injury management, health & wellness, nutrition, and physical fitness test battery protocols & standards. All training is consistent with the American College of Sports Medicine’s Standard of Ordinary Care. This course meets the qualification criteria established by Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes Title 37, Section 203.72(a)(2)(ii)(C) for Special Instructors working as a Physical Fitness / Conditioning Instructor in a Municipal Police Officers Education & Training Commission certified police academy.

Click here to register: Spring 2020 Physical Fitness Coordinator Class (PFCITP)

QUESTIONS?: email Mike Grogan at [email protected]

Prescription Drug Investigations

Alan McGill with the Office of Attorney General, is offering training courses on Prescription Drug Investigations. This is a free course and is offered in partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police. Alan developed these courses after 23 years in drug law enforcement with 20 of those in the Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and Drug Control. The course is free and is broken down into three separate days. Any law enforcement officer can attend and there is no pre-requisite for any. Below are the links to the straining which have also been put on the PACIC training report as well.,-LTC’s-and-other-facilities).aspx

Best Regards,
Alan L. McGill
Senior Supervisory Special Agent
Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
Office of Public Engagement
4801 Atlantic Avenue
Erie, PA  16506
(814) 836-4321


The Chief Executive Officer seminar on Missing & Exploited Children (CEOMEC) is a three-day seminar, hosted by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®. It familiarizes participants with issues related to missing and sexually exploited child cases including effective policies and practices, emerging trends, technical assistance, training and available resources.

This course is designed for sheriffs, chiefs of police, 9-1-1 directors, state clearinghouse managers, and/or their division heads and other command staff.


  • Missing & Exploited Children: Nature & Scope of the Problem
  • Model Policies, Standards & Best Practices
  • Community Self-Assessment & Action Planning
  • NCMEC Resources
  • Case Studies
  • Media Relations
  • Community Outreach & Prevention
  • Community-Based Multi-Disciplinary Approaches
  • Family & Survivor Perspective
  • Family Support Resources
  • Overview of Child Sex Trafficking
  • Resiliency and Wellness


The cost of registration, training materials, airfare, single occupancy lodging, and breakfast and lunch on each of the three training days are all covered by NCMEC.

Dates to choose from

CEOMEC05 – April 28 – April 30, 2020     Alexandria, VA

CEOMEC06 – May 12 – May 14, 2020     Alexandria, VA

CEOMEC07 – June 16 – June 18, 2020   Alexandria, VA

CEOMEC08 – July 28 – July 30, 2020    Alexandria, VA

Interested persons may apply by going to:

LERPS: Law Enforcement and First Responder Resiliency and Peer Support Course – 40 hours

It will be held at Ferguson Township Police Department 3147 Research Dr, State College, PA 16801 May 4 through May 8.

The First Responder Resiliency and Peer Support Training Course is a practical course of instruction designed to prepare first responder peer supporters with the ability to conduct individual psychological debriefings, provide peer support, make appropriate professional intervention referrals for peers and their family members, as needed, and connect these approaches to the enhancement of human resiliency.

This unique course provides the newly assigned peer supporter with an understanding of first responder stress, physiological aspects of stress, an overview of mental health issues, factors in first responder suicide, effective communication, and drug and alcohol use and abuse.

Students will learn how to conduct individual psychological debriefings, as well as initiate and manage peer support programs. Special emphasis on the stress of law enforcement undercover operations, assignment to high-risk or specialized teams, exposure to first responder critical incidents, and the effects of a depressed economy will be addressed. A dynamic group study and presentation is required for successful completion of the course.

This five day Law Enforcement Resiliency and Peer Support Training Course is a practical course of instruction designed to provide law enforcement and other emergency service personnel with the ability to recognize and manage stress and connect this approach to the enhancement of human resiliency.

The training will enhance personal well-being and an understanding of traumatic stress, physiology aspects of stress, an overview of mental health issues and resiliency for first responders and medical personnel. Topics on reduction of stress and resiliency, coping with stress and personal and peer support for families.

This unique course provides an understanding of police stress, physiological aspects of stress, an overview of mental health issues, and factors in police suicide. This dynamic 40 hour training includes class participation, group work, video instruction and personal experiences for learning to cope with stress.

Click this link to download the course flyer:
CSM LERPS - First Responder Resiliency and Peer Support Ferguson.pdf

The link for registration is:

The Reading Police Department in partnership with ALICE Training will be hosting the Raider Training Program on April 20- April 24, 2020. This training is geared for active shooter response as a solo responder.

Majority of the training will be conducted on the Firing Range.

RAIDER Training - 2 Day Level 1 ($595)
4 Day Operator ($850 Includes Level 1)
5 Day Instructor ($995 Includes Level 1 and 2)

Hosted by:
Reading Police Department
4-20-20 to 4-24-20
895 Morgantown Rd.
Reading, PA 19601

For more information or to register, log on to or contact
Chris Pattie at 440-785-8733 Email [email protected]


All information is attachedReading-PA-Host-Flyer 1.docx

The PA Sheriffs’ Association (PSA) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) are pleased to provide the two below training sessions on March 13, 2020 at the Wyndham Garden in Boalsburg PA during the PSA Winter conference.

Title: National and Regional Drug Trends and Addiction 101

Laura Hendrick, Field Intelligence Manager Drug Enforcement Administration Philadelphia Division
Sean Fogler, MD PA Harm Reduction Coalition

Time: 9:30 to 11:30

Title: Law Enforcement Challenges and Promising Practices

Bill Keith, Director, DOJ Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)
Tracy Trautman, Acting Director, DOJ Bureau of Justice Assistance

Time: 1:30 to 3:30

Click here to download the brochure and registration form:
Winter Conference Training Registration Form Final.docx
Winter registration.pdf


Date: March 30 through April 03, 2020. (Monday – Friday)
Registration: Monday (03/30/20) from 7:30AM to 8:00AM
Instruction Period: 8:00AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Ramada Inn and Conference Center (
1450 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801 (814) 238-3001

See attached flyer for more information: PHIA 2020 Seminar Flyer.doc

FBI – LEEDA’s 29th Annual Executive Education Conference.  April 27-29, 2020

FBI-LEEDA’s 29th Annual Executive Education Conference!

The Montour County (PA) Department of Emergency Management in Danville is hosting four (4) terrorism based classes.

All will be held in January of 2020.   Please see the attached links for further information:
MGT-348 Prep and Response for WMD Marketing Flyer.pdf
HME Template.docx
ILERSBA Template.docx
IRTB Flyer.docx


1333 South Prospect Street Nanticoke, Pa 18634-3899
Sign up for the following courses on the P.S.T.I. college web site

Click here to download the list of courses:
Internet Host Descriptions 2020.docx
LEO Offered courses FOP.docx