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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-282



Mandatory In-Service Course Descriptions and Tuition Rates

[32 Pa.B. 1014]

(02-201) Legal Update (3 hour required)

   Outlines significant changes in the Commonwealth's Crimes Code, Vehicle Code and Rules of Criminal Procedure occurring between July 1, 2000, and June 30, 2001.

   Tuition per officer:  $16

(02-202) Police Encounters With the Mentally Ill (3 hour required)

   Police Encounters With the Mentally Ill is a follow-up to the 2001 Special Needs Mandatory In-Service Course. This course will examine civil rights laws as they pertain to police encounters with mentally ill (PEMI), Use of Force case law and statutes that apply to PEMI, recognizing impairment and possible causes.

   The course will present selected impairments such as psychotic episodes, schizophrenia, affective episodes, bipolar depression, personality disorders such as antisocial paranoid and borderline and substance induced mental impairments.

   Finally, this course will look at use of force options such as less lethal force options, alternative options such as 302 commitments and referrals and how to determine which option is appropriate.

   Tuition per officer:  $13.65

(02-318) Health and Fitness for Law Enforcement (3 hour elective)

   The course provides an introduction to health and fitness and discussion on topics such as health and law enforcement, fitness lifestyle area planning and exercise planning.

   Tuition per officer:  $13.65

(02-411) Technology and the First Responding Law Enforcement Officer (3 hour elective)

   Technology has made rapid advancements in recent years, but the problem is that criminals are using computers and other high-tech means, such as Internet storage sites, personal digital assistants, micro hard drives and other media to commit crimes, exploit children, deny services, steal data and conduct industrial espionage.

   This program designed for first responders will address crime trends, technology, terminology and applicable Commonwealth statutes. The course will also discuss search and seizure issues and provide officers with resources to assist them with investigating computer crimes. A list of ''dos and don'ts'' when seizing computers and handling an electronic crime scene are key components of this course.

   Although the course will be taught in a traditional classroom setting, a variety of teaching methods will be used to enable officers to recognize and seize high-tech devices.

   Tuition per officer:  $13.65

(02-512) Leadership for Law Enforcement (3 hour elective)

   Leadership for Law Enforcement is a 3-hour course for individuals from nonsupervisory and supervisory levels within the police organization. Leadership concepts will be revisited and new concepts introduced; example, the department's responsibility to train and discipline, communication, liability assessed on leadership and futuristic leadership.

   Tuition per officer:  $13.65


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-282. Filed for public inspection February 15, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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