Act 180 Training

This 12-hour program is exclusively for sworn law enforcement officers on active duty. Training is offered annually and covers changes in criminal and vehicle law and other elective courses provided by the Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission (M.P.O.E.T.C.). All active-duty police officers must complete this training each year to maintain their certification. The 2017 topics include:

  • Legal Update 17-001 Mandatory (Four hours MPOETC credit) $15
    This three-hour course discusses significant pieces of legislation passed after July 1, 2016 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, and the United States Supreme Court and other federal courts and explains legal issues directly impacting police procedures and the case preparation process.

  • Intelligence Policing 17-004 Optional (Four hours MPOETC credit) $15
    This three-hour course examines the services provided by intelligence centers and the ways in which these services can assist police officers. The training program will help officers recognize the indicators of criminal and terrorist activity, understand the National Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative, and develop their ability to appropriately recognize, report, and respond to threats within their community.

  • Drug Overdose Response 17-003 Optional (Four hours MPOETC credit) $15
    This three-hour course addresses initial contact procedures for suspected or known opioid overdoses, individual physical assessment, evidence recognition and preservation, interviews, substance identification, and officer safety issues. The training program also includes information on the administration of Naloxone and meets the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Drug and Alcohol Program’s training standards required for officers to carry and administer Naloxone.
  • Procedural Justice 17-002 Optional (Four hours MPOETC credit) $15
    This three-hour course defines and explains the core concepts of procedural justice and police legitimacy and teaches officers how to build respectful relationships with members of the community while improving officer safety and their professional work environment. The training will discuss the research behind procedural justice, the benefits of incorporating procedural justice strategies, and techniques associated with implementing procedural justice tactics to improve community/police relationships.

Attached below is a list of classes and locations for 2017. 

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