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Act 57 of 2020

Act 57 of 2020 required the Commission to develop a database to hold separation records of all "law enforcement officers" in the Commonwealth (defined as "peace officers" in Title 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 501).   The act required the database to be operational by July 14, 2021 and temporary regulations to be established by March 14, 2021.

The Commission staff is currently developing public informational briefings that are available for anyone with questions about the program.   We recommend using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge when you access a Microsoft Teams Live Event.  You will also have the option of downloading the Microsoft Teams App.  

Session 1: Program Overview   Download Presentation
Session 2: Introduction to the Training and Certification System   Download Presentation
Session 3: Available at 9:30 A.M., April 22, 2021



Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about the program may be submitted by email to RA-SPMPOACT57@pa.gov.  Questions are answered in each of the presentations above and will be combined into a single FAQ document in the future.


 Act 57 Agency Survey

Agencies who are subject to the Act (and who have not previously done so) should complete the survey listed below prior to May 14, 2021.  Agencies that do not complete the survey before that date will be provided an alternative means of requesting access to the database, however access will be delayed until after the system goes live in July 2021.

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Act57_Agencies

More information will be provided by the Commission as it becomes available.  See Act of July 14, 2020, P.L. 613, No. 57 (2020) and Title 44 Pa.C.S.A. Chapter 73 (2020).