Education/Training Classes

There are several training opportunities throughout the year for PCPA members and associates to attend.
If you have an event you want posted and announced contact us at: [email protected]

Video Literacy | What Every Investigator & Prosecutor need to know about video evidence

16 hour Online course

The frist two sessions will be held online February, 25, 2021, 9 AM to 5 PM The thrid session will be held online February 26, 2021, 12 noon to 4 PM and the last session will be held March 1, 2021, 12 noon to 4 PM.

COURSE DESCRIPTION - Please read carefully before requesting enrollment.
The most prolific source of evidence available to investigators comes from video cameras. “Video Literacy” exposes students to the latest techniques and methodologies used to accurately interrogate digital multimedia evidence for the purpose of furthering a criminal investigation. This dynamic hands-on course directs investigators and prosecutors through the limitations of video evidence and exposes students to the concept that video is not the silent witness that many believe it to be. Improper methodologies can lead to gross misinterpretation and dismissal of the evidence in the courtroom. This course focuses on specialized investigative techniques for the examination of video images to explore issues relating to Use of Force, Speed Estimation, and Identification. Body Worn and In-Car Video sources are examined in depth. Investigators and prosecutors are exposed to best practice methods for examining video evidence and producing visual investigation reports that help guide a Trier of Fact through events recorded to digital video.
Length of course: 16 hours, divided into four 4-hr, online modules This course is approved for 16 hours countinuing law enforcement credits by MPOETC CLE01456
How to access: Students can attend from any computer where they have a reliable internet connection. There are no software requirements to be able to attend as all course materials and program access will be provided within the online platform. Students will need a headset/headphones or computer speakers to hear the instructor, but student webcams and microphones will not be used.
Each of these training modules will utilize two, full-size windows concurrently: one window for the online platform where students will conduct hands-on exercises, and the second window for the instructor’s screenshare/PowerPoint/etc. Students are strongly encouraged to use a workstation with at least two monitors.
The frist two sessions will be held online February, 25, 2021, 9 AM to 5 PM The thrid session will be held online February 26, 2021, 12 noon to 4 PM and the last session will be held March 1, 2021, 12 noon to 4 PM.
The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association through a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency is providing this training free, as long as you attend and complete the required sessions. There are limited slots and they will be filled on a first come basis. However, if to fail to attend and not give us 48 hours notice, you will be billed $350 for that slot.

Enrollment Form

COPS rural grant training for LE

Hello,
I am with the Law Enforcement Innovation Center, out of the University of Tennessee. I wanted to reach out to the PA Police Chief’s Association and let them know of a COPS Office grant opportunity.

Just recently we were awarded the Rural Training Center grant by the COPS Office. We wanted to reach out so you could inform your members. Counties of 50,000 or less than are eligible for free training under this grant. Please let your small, rural area chiefs know. We would love to collaborate.

Host requirements include:
- Providing classroom space
- Helping to fill the class with a minimum 15 participants

Here is our brochure: https://leic.tennessee.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/leic_brochure-Rural-Training-Center.pdf and I’ve attached a more detailed class offerings list.

Best,

Emily T. Miller
Program Manager
UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center
1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Suite 101 / Oak Ridge, TN 37830  
(865) 946-3219
[email protected] 
www.leic.tennessee.edu