Law Enforcement Training

PSP offers training in various subject areas for law enforcement personnel. Choose a curriculum below for more information.

PSP Operational Training Curriculum (PDF)

Information related to available training for sworn law enforcement officers and approved employees of law enforcement agencies. For further assistance, please contact Lieutenant Brad Fuhrer, Commander, Advanced Regional Training Section, at 717-533-9111, Extension 430.

MPOETC In-Service Training Program (MIST)

Information related to in-service training requirements for municipal police officers throughout the Commonwealth. Courses available include those developed by MPOETC (including annual Legal Updates) and a wide variety of approved Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEE) courses.

Pennsylvania Lethal Weapons Training

Information related to training and licensing of watch guards, protective patrolmen, detectives and criminal investigators who carry and use lethal weapons in their employment.  The act spells out the powers and duties of the State Police commissioner regarding the act and provides penalties for violations of the act.

PSP Forensic Services Training Schedule

The Bureau of Forensic Services provides training in Basic Crime Scene Investigation, Shoe and Tire Impression Evidence, and Crime Scene Photography.

PSP Reconstruction Seminar

This seminar is designed for all collision reconstructionists. The purpose of the seminar is to allow reconstructionists to network with others in their field and explore new ideas and technology in the dynamic field of collision reconstruction. The seminar will change each year and will concentrate on the review of interesting investigations, field studies, and training in specialized areas of reconstruction.

Drug Evaluation and Classification Program

This program focuses on training troopers and police officers to recognize when an individual has been driving under the influence of drugs and to identify the type of drug causing impairment. The DEC Program was developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and approved by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Upon completion of their initial training, officers are certified as Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) and become far more effective in identifying drug-impaired individuals.