Pennsylvania law enforcement officers now have easy access to free quality training, thanks to a new virtual training network created by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association (PCPA).
The Pennsylvania Virtual Training Network (PAVTN.net) provides officers with online access to the essential training needed to perform their duties in a complex, ever-changing environment. Officers can choose from ten e-learning courses that cover the latest court decisions, new laws that govern police activities, domestic violence issues, booking and fingerprinting procedures, investigating stalking, using the Protection from Abuse database and Suspicious Activity Reporting.
The Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) joined PCPA to provide two courses required by Pennsylvania police officers for their annual certification and the PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence collaborated on four courses. Additional training programs will be developed to meet the changing needs of the officers.
“By bringing law enforcement training online, multiple agencies can share curricula, develop classes that address critical needs, and update training quickly. Through the use of audio narration, video, and interactive scenarios, officers gain the critical knowledge to improve their skills, serve the public and advance their careers,” said Chris Braun, technology coordinator for the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association.
PAVTN.net and the e-learning courses provide convenient access to quality training while reducing travel costs and time away from the job. JPL partnered with the PCPA to create the identity and messaging for PAVTN.net, to design and develop the e-learning courses, and to customize and implement the learning management system.