Education/Training Classes

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


HOSTED AT LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLEGE

PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING INSTITUTE

1333 South Prospect Street Nanticoke, Pa 18634-3899

Please register for these courses with the exception of the S&W Courses, on your computer by going to the manufacturers training page, not the colleges. All communication pertaining to these courses will be between the provider and your agency, not the college. 

MOSSBERG AR-15 Carbine Armorer

Wednesday August 5th, Thursday August 6th, 2020

The ACADEMI armorer course is the premier AR-15/M-16 armorer course in the United States and is the benchmark certification for the industry. This 2-day course is designed for the professional who wants 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. Armorer training classes are a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on exercises, enabling each student to achieve a high degree of proficiency with the topics covered. After completing this course, the student will be able to repair and maintain the AR-15/M-16 platform to military specifications. Graduates will be issued a three-year certification and receive one-on-one ACADEMI phone and/or email support. RCO Ref WO 17311.

Mossberg Shotgun Armorer

Monday August 3rd, Tuesday August 4th, 2020

 500/590/590A1 Armorer  The course covers the Mossberg 500/590/590A1 shotgun systems and provides instruction on how to diagnose and repair malfunctions, rebuild and return shotguns to factory specifications, perform function inspections, check headspace and more. Armorer training classes are a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on exercises, enabling each student to achieve a high degree of familiarity with the topics covered. Students successfully completing the course will be able to repair and maintain Mossberg 500 series shotguns to factory standards. Graduates will be issued a three-year certification upon successful completion of the course. 

SMITH & WESSON M&P Pistol Armorer

Tuesday August 11th, 2020

TO REGISTER FOR THE S&W COURSES CONTACT CHARLIE HENTZ AT [email protected].     OFFICE 610-588-9055, CELL 570-242-2033.   

This course is designed to certify students to be factory trained armorers for the Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 Pistol. Focus will be on nomenclature, field stripping and maintenance, safeties and safety checks, detailed disassembly, troubleshooting and minor repairs. Performing lessons repeatedly will insure good hands-on instruction for a better understanding of this firearm. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be certified for 3 years.
Course Length: 1 day/8 hours - Approximate class time 8:00AM – 4:30PM
Prerequisite: for attending a Smith & Wesson Law Enforcement Academy class is that you are an Active Law Enforcement Officer (LEO), Military, or Armed Security Service Professional. You are acquiring these skills and certification to work on your department/unit/company firearms. Students must bring their personal M&P Pistol Armorer Tool kit or purchase one from us.

Smith & Wesson M&P15 Rifle Armorer

August 12th, Wednesday, August 13th, Thursday, 2020

This course is designed to certify students to be factory trained armorers for the Smith & Wesson M&P15 Rifles and Carbines. Focus will be on nomenclature, field stripping and maintenance, safeties and safety checks, detailed disassembly of the upper assemblies and lower receivers, troubleshooting and minor repairs. Performing lessons repeatedly will ensure good hands-on instruction for a better understanding of this platform. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be certified for 3 years.
Course Length: 2 days/16 hrs - Approximate class time 8:00AM – 4:30PM
Prerequisite: for attending a Smith & Wesson Law Enforcement Academy class is that you are an Active Law Enforcement Officer (LEO), Military, or Armed Security Service Professional. You are acquiring these skills and certification to work on your department/unit/company firearms. Students must bring their personal M&P 15 Armorer Tool kit or purchase one from us.

GLOCK AC - Armorers course (1 Day)

Tuesday August 25th, 2020

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

GLOCK OPERATOR COURSE

Wednesday August 26th, Thursday August 27th, 2020

2019 Cost $300 (2020 Cost $350)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. Students will need to bring their GLOCK pistol, 1000 rounds of ammunition(NO RELOADS) and 10 dummy rounds, hat, eye and ear protection, duty holster and magazine pouch. To take this course you must be one of the following: Active or Reserve Law Enforcement. Active or Reserve Military. Licensed Armed Security Officers. Current GSSF Members. Current NRA Firearms Instructor. Documentation of these certifications is required upon request.

 SIG SAUER Counter Ambush Tactics

September 3rd, Thursday, 2020

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.   

SIG SAUER Armorers Course Pistol P320 – 2020

September 4th, Friday, 2020

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.

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Colt M4/M16 Armorers Course

Tuesday September 29th, Wednesday 30th, 2020, October 1st, 2020

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.


 

The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association presents
2020 Physical Fitness Coordinator Class (PFCITP)
~Eastern Pennsylvania Location

This class is postponed due to the COVID -19 concerns.  A new date will be posted as soon as possible.

Certification Class April 13 thru April 17, 2020 (5 days/40 hours), COST $400

Recertification Class Friday, April 10, 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:       Huntington Valley Community Center

                           625 Red Lion RD, Second Floor, Huntington Valley, PA 19006

Sponsoring agency: Lower Moreland Township Police

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 April 3, 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: 2020 Physical Fitness Coordinator Class (PFCITP)Eastern PA

PLEASE NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:  If you are registering for another attendee, register and enter the information as if you are the person attending the class.

QUESTIONS?: email Mike Grogan at [email protected]

HOTEL LOCATIONS:

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT PHILADLEPHIA WILLOW GROVE

2350 EASTON ROAD (611)

WILLOW GROVE, PA  19090

215-830-0550

HAMPTON INN PHILADELPHIA WILLOW GROVE

1500 EASTON ROAD

WILLOW GROVE, PA  19090

215-659-3535

HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON HORSHAM WILLOW GROVE

720 BLAIR MILL ROAD

HORSHAM, PA  19044

215-830-9400


The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association presents

Video Examinations for the Police Investigator

April 6 and 7, 2020
20 North Hanover, Carlisle, Pa.
The “Video Examinations for the Police Investigator” course is designed and instructed by Mr. Grant
Fredericks for investigators who must look at video in the course of their duties. It focuses on Major Crime,
Use of Force, and other serious crimes cases where video evidence plays a critical role.
Mr. Fredericks is one the leading experts worldwide in the field of Forensic Video Analysis. He has more
than thirty years of experience processing video evidence and is certified as a Forensic Video Analyst by
the Law Enforcement & Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA.org). He is a contract instructor at
the FBI National Academy, and he has been providing video evidence training for more than twenty
years.
This course has been approved by MPOETC for 16 hours of CLEE credits.CLEE ID# CLE01456
Cost $395.00 but $345.00 will be paid by a grant.  Your cost will be $50.00.
Contact Christopher Braun [email protected] for more information.

Spring 2020 Physical Fitness Coordinator Class (PFCITP)

Feb. 27, 2020
THIS CLASS IS FULL AND WE CANNOT TAKE ANY ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANTS. Thank you for your strong interest in this subject material.

Please Note:
A second class for 2020 will be offered in the eastern part of the State. That announcement will occur soon.

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.

https://www.psp.pa.gov/law-enforcement-services/Pages/Training%20Courses/Drug-Diversion-Investigations--Physicians-and-Prescribers-.aspx

https://www.psp.pa.gov/law-enforcement-services/Pages/Training%20Courses/Healthcare-Facility-Drug-Investigations-(Hospitals,-LTC’s-and-other-facilities).aspx

https://www.psp.pa.gov/law-enforcement-services/Pages/Training%20Courses/Prescription-Drug-Investigations-Drug-Diversion.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


NCMEC CEOMEC Seminar

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.

Topics

  • 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

Cost

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:

http://www.missingkids.org/ourwork/training


LERPS: Law Enforcement and First Responder Resiliency and Peer Support Course

It will be held at Ferguson Township Police Department 3147 Research Dr, State College, PA 16801 Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2020 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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 3.pdf

The link for registration is: https://crisisnegotiation.us/event/law-enforcement-resiliency-and-peer-support-state-college-pa/