Education/Training Classes

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

Grants Training in Allison Park, PA

December 2-3, 2019

Allegheny County Police Training Academy and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Allison Park, December 2-3, 2019. This training is for grant seekers across all disciplines. Attend this class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

Click here for full event details

Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend. We are excited to offer your members and their staff a special tuition rate of $425 which includes everything: two days of terrific instruction, workbook, and access to our Alumni Forum that's packed full of tools, helpful discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Please use discount code "PAASSN" to receive this $30 discount off full price at registration. Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are also available. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.

Complete event details including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration are available here.

Tammy Pitts
at Grant Writing USA
888.435.7281 toll free
[email protected]

Bob Cifrulak
Allegheny County Police Training Academy
724.935.5566, Ext 228
[email protected]
More than 10,000 agencies across North America have turned to Grant Writing USA for grant writing and grant management training.

Taser Instructor Class

Nnow scheduled for Mon. Nov. 18, 2019 at 0800 to 1700 hrs.
Lower Windsor Township Police Department, 2425 Craley Rd. Wrightsville Pa 17368
York County, PA. 

This course was originally scheduled for October 2019 but Taser was unable to accommodate us.
Go to their website to register.

There is a pretest you must take. If you are from outside the area there are several hotels located on the East side of York City. Two hotels that are within 30 minutes are the Hampton Inn 150 Mt Zion Rd York Pa and Holiday Inn Express 18 Cinema Drive York Pa.. The contact from Lower Windsor Police Department is Officer Kevin Leach.

Digital Forensic and +Smart Certification Training being held by the Centre County
District Attorney’s Office. This will be a five day training held at the Ferguson Township Municipal building in State College.
Training begins on October 28th and concludes on November 1st. See the attached registration form and syllabus for more information.
Please return all registration forms and the $400.00 registration fee to the Centre County District Attorney’s Office.

This training is limited to law enforcement officers, prosecutors and their staff. Space is limited and the $400.00 registration fee includes
The cost of training incidentals plus lunch each day.

Please register at your first convenience and if you have any questions, contact the Centre County District Attorney’s office at 814-355-6735.

Glenn Bard Vitae wo certs.pdf

Training October 2019 registration form.pdf


Thank you.
Nicole Courter
Executive Assistant

Centre County District Attorney’s Office
Courthouse Annex – Room 302
106 East High Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Phone: 814-355-6735
Fax: 814-355-6756

Demystifying the Opioid User and Their Effect on Law Enforcement

September 26, 2019
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
This course is certified by MPOETC for three CLEE hours
Co-hosted by:
Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network®
Pennsylvania Sheriffs’ Association

Download the brochure here: Sept 26 Overdose Class.pdf

Demystifying the Opioid User and Their Effect on Law Enforcement

October 1, 2019
Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania
This course is certified by MPOETC for three CLEE hours
Co-hosted by:
Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network®
Pennsylvania Sheriffs’ Association

Download the brochure here: Oct 1 Overdose Class.pdf

Demystifying the Opioid User and Their Effect on Law Enforcement

October 2, 2019
Meadville, Pennsylvania
This course is certified by MPOETC for three CLEE hours
Co-hosted by:
Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network®
Pennsylvania Sheriffs’ Association

Download the brochure here: Oct 2 Overdose Class.pdf

Tactical Communications: The Art of De-Escalation

Course Number: PA-623
Course Length: 1 Day (7.5 Hours)
Instruction provided by The Institute for Law Enforcement Education
Next Open Class: 10/30/2019

Upper Providence Twp Administration Building, Oaks, Montgomery Co

Classes are available on a limited basis.

Law enforcement officers, probation officers, and treatment professionals are frequently tasked with dealing with a variety of differing personalities when encountering the public. Some of these encounters can be characterized as negative in nature. Most violent encounters begin with a breakdown in the communication process between the law enforcement or treatment professional and the individual they have encountered. Many times, these incidents begin with non-verbal cues indicating an attack is about to occur. What is said and done during these critical moments can many times determine whether the outcome is a positive one or the situation erodes into a physical encounter and, quite possibly, a civil liability concern.
This course delves into the communication model, taking a detailed look at what communication is while examining each step in the process. We look at verbal skills, non-verbal behaviors, and effective intervention techniques that are instrumental in defusing conflict situations. In addition, we identify and discuss pre-attack indicators that enable law enforcement and treatment professionals to recognize when a conflict is about to escalate into a use of force situation. This will allow the individual professional to acquire necessary information from individuals while ending the encounter on a positive note, thereby minimizing the danger posed by uncooperative or hostile citizens. The topics covered also enable the individual to deal with conflict involving fellow employees and superiors more effectively, creating a healthier work environment.

Specific topics covered include effective methods of communication, barriers to communication, non-verbal communication, de-escalation techniques and pre-attack indicators. The course is designed to cover each of the topics mentioned while also delving into other areas such as proxemics and kinesics and how each is involved in defusing escalating situations. In addition, we discuss conflict resolution as it applies to interactions involving verbal abuse, and touch on characteristics exhibited by suicidal or mentally disturbed individuals as well as subjects exhibiting signs of excited delirium. These tactical communications and de-escalation techniques are being presented to enable departments and individuals to learn skills designed to prevent potential conflicts from spiraling out of control, stressing that a positive outcome is the desired goal of each citizen interaction.

The Institute for Law Enforcement Education is part of the PA Dept. of Education, with an office/classroom in Harrisburg, and are funded by federal grant money so that we can provide training in a wide range of areas to law enforcement professionals in the state of PA. All of our courses are certified for CLEE credit through MPOETC and are offered free of charge to any agency in the Commonwealth. We have instructors who travel to host agencies to bring this material to them at no cost.

Click here to Register:

Background Investigations for Police Applicants

12 hour course held in Reading, PA
September 12 & 13, 2019 at Reading Fire Training Center, 895 Morgantown Road, Reading, PA 19601
Day 1: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Day 2: 8 a.m. to noon
Contact: 214-425-7757, Law Enforcement Seminars
Departmental Contact: Sgt. Eric B. Driesbach, City of Reading Police Dept. 610-655-6332

Download course flyer here: GWolf0040.pdf

 STOP Domestic Violence Training: 10 locations in 2 years

The Pennsylvania Office of Victim Advocate has partnered with the Finding Jenn’s Voice film and curriculum to deliver a FREE statewide training like none other! There will be 10 locations over a 2 year period. Ongoing event information can be found here.

The first stop will be Pittsburgh on July 30. This is a full-day* workshop and is MOPEC certified to provide 3 CEUs to municipal police officers. If you work in state/county probation, law enforcement, victim services, the district attorney or district justice office – this the training for you!

Training will be focused on
- recognizing the various aspects of domestic/intimate partner violence
- the protocols we use to combat this epidemic
- the tools you need for effective supervision of an offender
- access to services for victims

Seating is limited. Register here. Questions can be directed to [email protected].
*This training is supported via grant funding. As such, we are unable to provide lunch. There will be a one hour break for networking and lunch use. Participants are invited to bring a lunch or enjoy the surrounding area during this time.

Click here to download the brochure: STOP training flyer - Pittsburgh FINAL.pdf

National Internal Affairs Investigators Assocation Annual Training Conference

The NIAIA annual training conference will be held October 7-10, 2019, in Philadelphia, PA, and the 2019 NIAIA Investigator of the Year will receive official recognition for being a “Guardian of Integrity” and going above and beyond expectations for your agency and your community at  NIAIA awards banquet on Wednesday evening, October 9, 2019.

Click here for more information and to register.

Enrollment in State Police Training Course.

This class is open to municipal chiefs or their designee. Register using the attached form.

Police Physical Fitness Coordinator Class

Fall Physical Fitness Coordinator Class

November 11 – 15, 2019
Chester County Public Safety Training Campus
137 Modena Road
Coatesville, PA  19320

Classes run from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day with a forty-five minute lunch break each day.

The first day will be casual business attire with gym clothes the rest of the week.  The one day re-certification will be conducted with the rest of the class on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

Click here to register: Fall 2019 Police Physical Fitness Coordinator Class

Two recommended hotels in the area.

Courtyard Marriott (approximately 10 minutes away)
600 Manor Road
Coatesville, PA  19320

Corporate Promotion Code 5CB

Home 2 Suites Hilton
975 E. Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA  19335
855-618-4702 (approximately 20 minutes away)