Education/Training Classes

There are several training opportunities throughout the year for PCPA members and associates to attend.
If you have an event you want posted and announced contact us at: [email protected]


MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
FBI-LEEDA PRESENTS:
July 19 – 23, 2021
Chester County PSTC
137 Modena Road
Coatesville, PA 19320

Register online at www.fbileeda.org or call 877-772-7712 for more information. The registration fee is $695/student. Class begins at 8:30 am. Dress: business casual. FBI-LEEDA is pleased to present a 4½-day course on media and public relations. Police cannot succeed without the support of the community they are sworn to protect. The image of an agency as a professional and ethical organization is vitally important. This course will guide the participants to promoting a consistent and positive public image of the department, enabling the community to perceive their police as a transparent organization they can depend on and trust. There are three key opinion influencers; participants will learn how each can positively or negatively affect public opinion. Students will participate in media training with numerous desktop and on-camera exercises. Topics covered include; image, branding and perception, the media’s role in public opinion, managing social media communications, interview preparation and principles for communicating in a crisis event.

For local information regarding the training venue or hotel accommodations for this training opportunity, please contact Gerry Lindenlauf of the Chester County Dept. of Emergency Services at 610-344-4365 or email: [email protected].

Seminar registration is open to all law enforcement – sworn and professional civilian staff. (You are not required to be a member of FBI-LEEDA to attend.)
Download the MPR-flyer.pdf
Hosted by:
Chester County Department of Emergency Services

The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association presents

2021 Physical Fitness Coordinator Class (PFCITP)
(Certification and Recertification)
Eastern Pennsylvania Location

Certification Class October 18 thru 22 (5 days/40 hours), COST $400
(Full Certification class size is capped at 18 participants)

Recertification Class Wed., October 20, 2021 (1 day/8 hours) COST $100
(This is a 3 -year recertification and the class size is capped at 12 participants)

DEADLINE for registration October 11, 2021 - 4:00 PM
COST includes Health and Fitness textbook, Class Manual, and body fat calipers.

LOCATION: Allentown Police Academy
2110 Park Drive
Allentown, PA 18103

Sponsoring agency: The Allentown Police Academy

PREREQUISITES: Must be current law enforcement personnel or police academy instructor & current basic first aid with CPR & AED certified (Some exceptions do apply for security personnel. Call if additional information is needed).

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

Both classes run from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day with a 45 minute lunch break. The first day will be casual business attire and gym clothes attire for 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:
2021 Physical Fitness Coordinator Class (PFCITP) (Certification and Recertification) Eastern Pennsylvania

QUESTIONS?: email Mike Grogan at [email protected]

HOTEL LOCATIONS:
HOLIDAY INN
4325 Hamilton BLVD
Allentown, PA 18103
(610) 366 1600

RENAISSANCE INN
12 North 7th ST
Allentown, PA 18101
(484) 273 4000


R-94952 Colt M4/M16 Armorers Course

"The only Colt Firearms Training opportunity in 2021 in Pennsylvania"

The Colt M4/M16 Armorers course includes the M16 family of weapons, and all its variants including the M4, the AR15 and 9mm SMG. Course length is 24 class hours over 3 days with no shooting included. Day one (1) includes history, nomenclature, theory of operation, complete field disassembly, and parts identification. Day two (2) includes removal and installation of barrel and front sight assembly, design changes and parts interchangeability, headspace and firing pin protrusion testing, and fire control theory. Day three (3) includes maintenance, troubleshooting, written test, practical exam, and graduation.

Graduation Requirements: Students must demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: disassembly, reassembly, identification of mechanical deficiencies and corrective actions. The student must also attain a score of 70% or better on the Armorer Written Test.

Certification: 3 Year Colt Law Enforcement Rifle/Carbine/SMG Armorer
Resources: Colt will provide all necessary tools and firearms to conduct training
Eligibility: Active Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military, Nuclear Security Only.
Contact
CHARLES L. HENTZ
[email protected]
Phone 610-588-9044

Location
LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dates and Times
Starts:
8/31/2021 8:00 AM
Sessions:
8/31/2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9/1/2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9/2/2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration closes: 8/31/2021


Training Opportunity

School for Professional Police K9 Decoys – Hosted by the Palmer Township Police Department, 5 Weller Place, Palmer PA 18045

October 18 – 21, 2021 Cost: $475.00/person
Point of Contact: K-9 Officer Ricky Umstead, 484-357-6119
Training conducted by K9 BITE DR. LLC, Master Trainer Franco Angelini

This training is for officers with little or no experience to those experienced decoys that are ready for some new challenges and techniques. It is also recommended for officers who are considering becoming K9 handlers and those who wish to be decoys for their department. Specifically designed to teach decoy techniques as it applies to police work. This is not sport training. Ground fighting, frontals and civil agitation are the key skills needed in police application and are emphasized throughout this course. A working knowledge of animal behavior and canine communication is also needed and covered throughout the thirty-two-hour course of instruction.

The course will include one full day of classroom instruction and three additional days of hands-on practical experience. You are not required to bring your K-9 partner, but you are encouraged and invited to do so. If you have a problematic canine partner this will be a perfect time to problem solve. All students will be trained in using proper technique in the use of the full suit, all level of sleeves, civil agitation, and hidden sleeve. Class size will be limited to sixteen qualified applicants. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the training.

Click here to download the brochureK9 Palmer Township Decoy Seminar.pdf

Recommended lodging:
Holiday Inn Express, 90 Kunkle Drive, Easton, PA 18045
$107.00/night (mention Palmer Township Police K9 Seminar)
610-923-9495


PA Act 57 Second Presentation

PCPA Member,
Major William Bowen, PSP has announced that MPOETC is going to have the second outreach presentation on Thursday 04/01/21, at 0930 hours.  The goal is to provide basic factual preliminary information on Act 57 to Agencies.  The information from the meetings will be posted on the MPOETC website for Agencies to visit and/or review at their convenience. The hope is to “ease” the apprehension for some Agencies and bring Agencies up to speed on the Act which goes into effect in July.  To join the event attendees will be able to click on a link available on the MPOETC website (https://mpoetc.psp.pa.gov/Pages/Act-57.aspx)

Click here to download the PowerPoint PresentationSession 2 Show.ppsx


AC – ARMORER COURSE (1 Day)

Learn how to safely use and maintain your weapon in a one-day (8 hour) class.

Glock supplies all firearms and material required to take this course.

(To be eligible to take the Armorers Course you must be an active/retired law enforcement or military officer, private security, GLOCK Stocking Dealer/Range Program Employee or current GSSF member.)

To sign up for this course go to the GLOCK web site training page to register and pay. Do not contact the college about seating, availability, or payment. All registration is coordinated by GLOCK.

CLASS DATE: August 17th, 2021 Tuesday 8:00AM to 5:00PM, located at Luzerne County Community College, Public Safety Training Institute, 1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, Pa. 18634-3899.

COST:: $250.00

Contact: Charlie Hentz Instructor P.S.T.I. 570-740-0305, Cell 570-242-2033 for additional information

GLOCK OPERATOR COURSE (2 Days)

Increase your knowledge and skills with your GLOCK in 2 Days (16 Hours). 

This training course is designed and intended for public safety professionals who have successfully completed a basic pistol course and want to improve their skills. This course is not recommended for those who have not attended official training programs. This course is a dynamic shooting course that requires the ability to stand for long periods of time, shoot on the move, move into and recover quickly from kneeling and prone positions. Check the GLOCK training page for required firearms, ammunition, and equipment for this course.

To sign up for this course go to the GLOCK web site training page to register and pay. Do not contact the college about seating, availability, or payment. All registration is coordinated by GLOCK.

CLASS DATE: August 18th, 19TH, 2021 Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00AM to 5:00PM located at State Correctional Institute Dallas, 1000 Follies Rd, Dallas, PA 18612

COST: $350

Contact: Charlie Hentz Instructor P.S.T.I. 570-740-0305, Cell 570-242-2033 for additional information

 Students will bring:

- GLOCK Pistol

- 1,000 rounds of ammunition (NO RELOADS)

- 10 dummy rounds

- Eye and ear protection

- A quality strong side holster that covers the trigger and trigger guard

- Minimum of 3 magazine and 2 magazine pouches

- A belt to support the pistol and magazine pouches

- Duty Equipment Encouraged, but not required

 To be eligible to take the GLOCK Operator Course, you must meet one of the following requirements:

- Active/Retired Law Enforcement or Military

- Private security

- Possess a current Concealed Carry Permit from your state

- Or provide a Statement of NO Criminal History from a Law Enforcement agency.

Mossberg 500/590 Armorer (2 days)

This two-day course covers the Mossberg 500/590/590DA shotgun systems and provides instruction on how to diagnose and repair malfunctions, return shotguns to factory specifications, perform function inspections, check headspace and more. After completion of the course, students will be able to repair and maintain Mossberg 500 series shotguns to factory standards.

Mossberg has partnered with Constellis to offer your department informative, certified seminars. At these sessions your staff will receive in-depth training on service, repair, disassembly/reassembly and troubleshooting of Mossberg law enforcement shotguns. We invite you to visit the website below for all scheduling, location and rate information.  Please contact them directly for more information.

Constellis.com
(252) 435-2488
[email protected]

Topics

  • Product information
  • Nomenclature
  • Specifications
  • Clearance procedure
  • Loading and unloading procedure
  • Cycle of Operation
  • Field stripping
  • Detailed armorer dis-assembly, assembly, and inspection
  • Cleaning and lubrication
  • Head-spacing
  • Proofing
  • Troubleshooting
  • Practical and written exam

Gear

All firearms and armorer tools used in the course will be provided by Constellis and Mossberg.

Prerequisites

Familiarity with Mossberg 500/590 shotgun platforms

Ammunition Requirements

None.

To sign up for this course go to the Constellis.com web site training page to register and pay. Do not contact the college about seating, availability, or payment. All registration is coordinated by Constellis.

CLASS DATE: August 24th, 25TH, 2021 Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00AM to 5:00PM located at Luzerne County Community College, Public Safety Training Institute. 1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, Pa. 18634.

Contact: Charlie Hentz Instructor P.S.T.I. 570-740-0305, Cell 570-242-2033 for additional information.

AR-15 / M-16 Carbine Armorer (2 Day)

Our AR-15/M-16 armorer course in the premier armorer course in the United States and the benchmark certification for the industry. This two-day course is designed for professionals who seek the designation of AR-15/M-16 armorer. It covers the AR-15/M-16 platforms and provides instruction on how to diagnose and repair malfunctions, return firearms to military specifications, perform function inspections, check headspace and more.

Mossberg has partnered with Constellis to offer your department informative, certified seminars. At these sessions your staff will receive in-depth training on service, repair, disassembly/reassembly and troubleshooting of Mossberg law enforcement shotguns. We invite you to visit the website below for all scheduling, location and rate information.  Please contact them directly for more information.

Constellis.com
(252) 435-2488
[email protected]

Topics

  • History of the AR-15/M16 rifle
  • Function of the five major assemblies
  • Clearance, loading and unloading procedures
  • Field stripping the rifle
  • Function check
  • Gas operating system
  • Cycle of operation
  • Difference between semi-automatic and automatic parts
  • Legal barrel length with or without a permanent flash suppressor
  • Disassembling and assembling lower receiver group to include stock
  • Disassembling and assembling bolt carrier group
  • Disassembling and assembling upper receiver group
  • Bullet trajectory and battle sight zero
  • Headspacing
  • Barrel replacement
  • Cleaning, maintenance and lubrication

Gear: All firearms and armorer tools used in the course are provided by Constellis.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge and familiarity of AR15/M16 platforms

Ammunition Requirements: None.

Date: August 26th & 27th, 2021 Thursday & Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM. Located at Luzerne County Community College, Public Safety Training Institute, 1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, Pa. 18634Cost $450.00 per student.

To sign up for this course go to the Constellis.com web site training page to register and pay. Do not contact the college about seating, availability, or payment. All registration is coordinated by Constellis.

Contact: Charlie Hentz Instructor P.S.T.I. 570-740-0305, Cell 570-242-2033 for additional information

SIG SAUER P320 - 2021

The program content focuses on the mechanical functioning, disassembly/reassembly, maintenance, troubleshooting, and field repair of the SIG SAUER P320 pistol.

This is a hands-on program that teaches and guides each participant through all armorer operations step by step with the instructor. Active participation coupled with question and answer periods provide a supportive learning environment for maximum retention of the material. The course is also well suited for law enforcement armorers to design their agency's own maintenance and inspection program. Maintaining current practices and procedures for factory authorized service is essential for all pistols. A three (3) year factory certification is issued upon successful course completion.

Class Date: September 21st, 2021 Tuesday 8:00AM to 5:00PM. Located at Luzerne County Community College, Public Safety Training Institute, 1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, Pa. 18634. Cost $270.00 per student.

To sign up for this course go to the Sig Sauer web site training page to register and pay. Do not contact the college about seating, availability, or payment. All registration is coordinated by Sig Sauer.

Contact: Charlie Hentz Instructor P.S.T.I. 570-740-0305, Cell 570-242-2033 for additional information

SIG SAUER COUNTER AMBUSH TACTICS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

This is a one-day comprehensive course designed to provide LE first responders with tactics to defeat ambush-style attacks.

Officers will quickly be instructed and guided through dry movements, live fire movements, and force on target movements, utilizing a combination of rifle and pistol applications. These counter ambush techniques and tactics are tried, proven, and most importantly simple to execute immediately with minimal training. Graduates can easily take the skills learned back to their agency for train-the-trainer implementation department wide.  

Class Date: September 22st, 2021 Wednesday 8:00AM to 5:00PM. State Correctional Institution Dallas, 1000 Follies Rd, Dallas, PA 18612

Cost $150.00 per student.

To sign up for this course go to the Sig Sauer web site training page to register and pay. Do not contact the college about seating, availability, or payment. All registration is coordinated by Sig Sauer.

Contact: Charlie Hentz Instructor P.S.T.I. 570-740-0305, Cell 570-242-2033 for additional information



The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association presents
2021 Physical Fitness Coordinator Class (PFCITP)
(Certification and Recertification)
Western Pennsylvania Location
Certification Class April 19 thru April 23, 2021 (5 days/40 hours), COST $400
(Due to COVID restrictions, the class size is capped at 18 participants)

Recertification Class Wed., April 21, 2021 (1 day/8 hours) COST $100
Note: (3) three-year recertification
DEADLINE for registration April 12, 2021 - 4:00 PM
COST includes Health and Fitness textbook, Class Manual, and body fat calipers.              

LOCATION: Mercyhurst Police Academy, 5999 State Road 89, North East, PA 16428
Sponsoring agency: The Mercyhurst Police Academy

PREREQUISITES: Must be current law enforcement personnel or police academy instructor & current basic first aid with CPR & AED certified (Some exceptions do apply for security personnel.  Call if additional information is needed).

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

Both classes run from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day with a 45 minute lunch break.  The first day will be casual business attire and gym clothes attire for 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 register2021 Physical Fitness Coordinator Class (PFCITP) (Certification and Recertification) Western Pennsylvania

QUESTIONS?: email Mike Grogan at [email protected] 

HOTEL LOCATION:
HOLIDAY INN
6310 OLD STATION ROAD
NORTH EAST, PA 16428

Posted: 02/26/21 DEADLINE for registration April 12, 2021 - 4:00 PM