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School Police

On June 22, 2018, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 44 of 2018 (amending the Public School Code of 1949) into law, creating a School Safety and Security Committee within the Pennsylvania Commission for Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).  Act 44 also repealed Section 778, School Police Officers, and consolidated this information under Article XIII-C, School Police Officers and School Resource Officers.  Below are relevant definitions and links to both the Department of Education, Office of Safe Schools and the Pennsylvania Commission for Crime and Delinquency websites.           

NOTICE: Based on Act 67 of 2019, School Police Officers are required to complete annual in-service approved by MPOETC under Title 53, Chapter 21, Subchapter D (Act 120).  Annual in-service requirements under Act 120 include 12 hours of approved classroom training, annual firearms qualification on all duty firearms, and current CPR/AED/First Aid certification.  School Police Officers who need access to MPOETC classroom training should email their court appointment paperwork, including oath of office, and proof of current employment as a School Police Officer to ra-mpocertification@pa.gov for approval.  Officers can then visit https://www.pavtn.net/ to request access to online courses.

            
 
PA Department of Education, Office of Safe Schools or (717) 783-6612
 
PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency, School Safety and Security