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]


 The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association Presents
Current Practices in Crime Scene Processing: Latent Prints and Collection of DNA at a Crime Scene
Northeast Pennsylvania Location 2
November 23rd and 24th, 2021 (2 Days, 16 Hours) 

DESCRIPTION:  This training is designed to provide officers with the current best practices regarding the preservation and collection of evidence, with a focus on Latent Prints and DNA.  This training will be accomplished through a combination of lecture and hands-on processing.

COST: Free of charge (Class size is limited to 16 participants).  Upon completion of training, officers will be provided with a crime scene processing kit for use at their agency.

DEADLINE for registration November 1, 2021 - 4:00 PM.  It is recommended to register ASAP due to the small class size.

LOCATION:  Wayne County Park Street Complex (Wayne County)
                        
648 W. Park St.
                         Honesdale, PA 18431

Sponsored by The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association

PREREQUISITES: Must be current law enforcement personnel or civilian police employee whose job responsibilities include the identification and collection of evidence.

Click here to register: Current Practices in Crime Scene Processing: Latent Prints and Collection of DNA at a Crime Scene Northeast PA Location2

For Additional Information: email Ken Zipovsky at [email protected]


The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association Presents

Current Practices in Crime Scene Processing: Latent Prints and Collection of DNA at a Crime Scene
Southeast Pennsylvania Location
October 12th and 13th, 2021 (2 Days, 16 Hours)

DESCRIPTION:  This training is designed to provide officers with the current best practices regarding the preservation and collection of evidence, with a focus on Latent Prints and DNA.  This training will be accomplished through a combination of lecture and hands-on processing.  MPOETC CLEE Approved 16 hours.

COST: Free of charge (Class size is limited to 16 participants).  Upon completion of training, officers will be provided with a crime scene processing kit for use at their agency.

DEADLINE for registration October 1st, 2021 - 4:00 PM.  It is recommended to register ASAP due to the small class size.

LOCATION: Bucks County Police Training Center (Bucks County)

1760 South Easton Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

Sponsored by The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association

PREREQUISITES: Must be current law enforcement personnel or civilian police employee whose job responsibilities include the identification and collection of evidence.

Click here to registerCurrent Practices in Crime Scene Processing: Latent Prints and Collection of DNA at a Crime Scene Southeast Pennsylvania Location

For Additional Information: email Ken Zipovsky at [email protected]


FBI-LEEDA
Executive Leadership Institute
Part of the Trilogy Leadership Series
October 25 – 29, 2021
Hosted by Lehigh Township Police Department
Training location – Woodstone Country Club, 3777 Dogwood Rd. Danielsville, PA 18038

The FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute is an innovative 4 ½ day program designed for executive-level law enforcement leaders and those leaders aspiring to executive-level leadership positions. ELI focuses on the emerging challenges facing 21st century police leaders, as well as planning and navigating the political waters of executive leadership.  This highly interactive program follows the FBI-LEEDA “cops talking to cops” model of professional development where students will engage in guided leadership discussions with instructors and other students.  The course first looks inward to identify the forces of change and emerging trends within law enforcement, such as the challenges of recruiting, hiring and leading different social generational cohorts and different cultural groups within the workforce.  The ELI also presents leadership strategies that emphasize the importance of public trust and legitimacy, officer wellness, social and emotional intelligence.

Register online at www.fbileeda.org or call 877-772-7712 for more info.  Dress is business casual.

Registration fee is $695 / student.  Class begins at 8:30 am.

Rooms available at Woodstone Country Club $115/night.  (Bring your golf clubs)
Download the brochure hereELI-flyer.pdf


 The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association Presents
 Current Practices in Crime Scene Processing: Latent Prints and Collection of DNA at a Crime Scene
Western Pennsylvania Location
October 5th and 6th, 2021 (2 Days, 16 Hours)
This course is MPOETC CLEE approved for 16 hours 

DESCRIPTION:  This training is designed to provide officers with the current best practices regarding the preservation and collection of evidence, with a focus on Latent Prints and DNA.  This training will be accomplished through a combination of lecture and hands-on processing.

COST: Free of charge (Class size is limited to 16 participants).  Upon completion of training, officers will be provided with a crime scene processing kit for use at their agency.

DEADLINE for registration September 24th, 2021 - 4:00 PM.  It is recommended to register ASAP due to the small class size.

LOCATION: Monroeville Public Safety Training Center (Allegheny County)
2465 Johnston Road
Monroeville, PA 15146

Sponsored by The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association

PREREQUISITES: Must be current law enforcement personnel or civilian police employee whose job responsibilities include the identification and collection of evidence.

Click here to register: Current Practices in Crime Scene Processing: Latent Prints and Collection of DNA at a Crime Scene Western Pennsylvania Location

For Additional Information: email Ken Zipovsky at [email protected]


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR WIRETAP CLASS “A” CERTIFICATION HOLDERS 

     Any person who holds a Class “A” certification issued prior to 2021 is required to complete a recertification course in order to maintain their current certification.  This training needs to be completed prior to December 31, 2021.  It can be accessed on the PAVTN www.pavtn.net under the Roll Call Section.  The course is limited to law enforcement officers who currently hold a Class “A” certification.

     The interactive training module should take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and covers wiretap topics such as the law, consensual and non-consensual intercepts, hostage/ barricaded persons, mobile communication and tracking information, and the Kelsey Smith Act.  Once your training is completed, you will have the option to print out your certificate of completion.  Documentation of your course completion will automatically be forwarded to the MPOETC TACS system. 

     If you are a first time user of the PAVTN, you can request access by this link https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=P_5lYjTtvUy1lbpEmaaCbX53gDcHYCdCsIERAosyqvtUOFE5QzZLS042WUlFTTc0WDdGMlRCNFIxRS4u.

     This important, mandatory, on-demand training opportunity was accomplished with the collaboration of the Pennsylvania State Police, The Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission, and The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association.

Ken Zipovsky
Grants Management and Technology Coordinator
Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association
3905 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-1536
(717) 236-1059 ext. 102
(717) 236-0226 fax
[email protected]
www.pachiefs.org
www.pavtn.net


Labor Trafficking Training - Sept. 9, 2021

The Governor’s Office on Homeland Security is hosting a free virtual summit on labor trafficking that is geared towards law enforcement (prosecutors, state and local police).  The summit will be held on Sept. 9, 2021, from 8 am – 4 pm.  Please see the attached flyer for the list of speakers, additional information, and the link to register. 
INVITE 2021 Human Trafficking Summit.pdf

I am often told that folks would appreciate more training on labor trafficking, so I wanted to be sure to spread the word.  Please feel free to share with your networks.

Thank you,
Karen M. Galbraith, LSW
Training Projects Coordinator
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
2101 N Front Street
Governor’s Plaza North, Bldg #2
Harrisburg, PA  17110
717.728.9740 x138
1-800-692-7445 x138 Toll Free

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We are hosting a TASER Energy Weapon Basic Instructor Course!

Date: 10/22/2021, 0800-1700hrs
Location: Northumberland Police Department, 175 Orange Street, Northumberland, PA 17857
Cost: $375.00
Host: Rachel Shear, [email protected], 610-733-1881
Download the course flyer hereCourse Flyer Northumberland.pdf


The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association Presents 

Current Practices in Crime Scene Processing: Latent Prints and Collection of DNA at a Crime Scene
Northeast Pennsylvania Location

September 21st and 22nd, 2021 (2 Days, 16 Hours)

DESCRIPTION:  This training is designed to provide officers with the current best practices regarding the preservation and collection of evidence, with a focus on Latent Prints and DNA.  This training will be accomplished through a combination of lecture and hands-on processing.   

COST: Free of charge (Class size is limited to 16 participants).  Upon completion of training, officers will be provided with a crime scene processing kit for use at their agency.

DEADLINE for registration September 10, 2021 - 4:00 PM.  It is recommended to register ASAP due to the small class size.

LOCATION: Butler Township Community Center (Luzerne County)
411 W. Butler Drive
Drums, PA 18222

Sponsored by The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association

PREREQUISITES: Must be current law enforcement personnel or civilian police employee whose job responsibilities include the identification and collection of evidence.

Click here to registerCurrent Practices in Crime Scene Processing: Latent Prints and Collection of DNA at a Crime Scene Northeast Pennsylvania Location

For Additional Information: email Ken Zipovsky at [email protected]

HOTEL LOCATIONS:
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES
1 Corporate Drive
Drums, PA 18222
(570) 788- 8081

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES
1 Woodbine Street
Hazleton, PA 18202
(570) 453- 0300


 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


T.E.A.M. training

Lower Allen Township Police Department will host a TEAM training school— TEACHING, EDUCATING, AND MENTORING SCHOOL LIAISON PROGRAM.
T.E.A.M. is a school-based "law related" curriculum, taught to grades K-12 by T.E.A.M. trained police officers.

DATES: 0ctober 4-7, 2021
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***

Click here to download the brochure: TEAM Training Class Flyer 2021.pdf


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


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