Courses in Criminal Justice Training

  • 20-001 Legal Updates (required course)

    Three-hour course

    This three-hour course discusses significant pieces of legislation passed after July 1, 2018, that affect police operations and investigations—specifically changes and updates to the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, Vehicle Code, and Rules of Criminal Procedure. The training program also addresses pertinent court decisions from the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Superior and Supreme Courts, the United States Supreme Court, and other federal courts, and explains legal issues directly impacting police procedures and the case preparation process.

    20-002 Officer Safety Explosive Devices (required course)

    Three-hour course

    This three hour course will help officers recognize the common components and systems of explosive devices and recognize the appearance of commercial and military explosive materials. It will help allow officers to identify proper response procedures for responding to explosive materials and post-blast scenes.

    20-003 Operational Planning and Crowd Management (optional)

    Three-hour course

    This three hour course will address the logistics of preparing for planned and unplanned events in our communities.  Officers will learn how to employ tools and tactics that they can rely on based on their knowledge, skills, and previous experience. They will learn to develop an operational plan, review crowd management response tactics, explore protective details, and learn the importance of conducting an after-action review.

    20-004 Personal Leadership (optional)

    Three-hour course

    A three hour course to identify several traits associated with a good leader. Officers will learn how to use the skills of time management, critical decision making, and meditation to enhance their own capabilities as a leader both on and off the job.