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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 03-68



Mandatory In-Service Course Descriptions and Tuition Rates

[33 Pa.B. 239]

   The following courses will be provided through the network of certified training academies. Individuals with questions about a course should contact their primarily utilized academy.

Required Course

(03-201) Legal Update (3 hours)

   This required course will provide students with updated information on: significant changes in the Commonwealth's Crimes Code and Vehicle Code, the Rules of Criminal Procedure and the Rules of Evidence; a review of pertinent case law from the United States Supreme Court, the Commonwealth's Supreme Court, Superior Court and Commonwealth Court in the areas of search and seizure as well as vehicle-related and general case law; and additional topics and content will be addressed as course design permits.

Tuition per officer: $16.25

Elective Courses

(03-319) Terrorism and Law Enforcement (6 hours)

   This course will examine issues relating to terrorism. It will present information regarding nuclear, biological and chemical threats and present initial response guidelines for first responding officers who must function within the emergency management system. The course can provide threat and vulnerability-assessment information that can be used to identify potential targets. Issues such as antiterrorism intelligence sources and interdiction efforts can be addressed. This will be a timely course in light of recent events. This will be an optional course.

Tuition per officer: $24.25

(03-320) Stalking (3 hours)

   This class will examine the crime of stalking, its nature and prevalence, various methods of stalking behavior and the types of stalkers as delineated by their motivation. This course can also examine the nature of cyber stalking. An essential aspect of this course will be to present recommendations for the law enforcement response to and investigation of the crime of stalking. This course will examine an issue not systematically addressed in prior Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission (Commission) training and will be an optional course.

Tuition per officer: $13.85

(03-412) Crimes Against the Elderly (3 hours)

   This course is an inclusive study of the various types of abuse, frauds and thefts of the elderly and their property. Instruction provided recognizes the growing concern related to physical abuse of the elderly by family, friends and caretakers. The course will show how the interpretation of 18 Pa.C.S. § 2713 (relating to neglect of care-dependent person) has changed to now include ''loved ones'' who care for the elderly and who steal their assets; recognizing not only the ''organized transient groups'' that prey on the elderly, but also local criminals who target the elderly. Students will become familiar with local, State and National organizations that deal with elder abuse. This course was developed by the Philadelphia Police Department in conjunction with Commission staff.

Tuition per officer: $13.85

Mandatory In-Service Course Tuition Rates

(03-601) F.A.T.S. (6 hours)

   Maximum of 16 officers per class, 3 instructors, 2 assistants

Tuition per officer: $90

(03-602) F.A.T.S. (4 hours)

   Maximum of eight officers per class, one instructor

Tuition per officer: $35


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-68. Filed for public inspection January 10, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]

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