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]
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PCPA Lunch & Learn Series – “Building Your Knowledge”

Bobby Merhaut, Sales Manager, CARFAX for Police:
 "CARFAX for Police Investigative Tools"

PCPA Lunch & Learn Series - “Building Your Knowledge”

Chris Boyle, Esq., Chris Boyle Law Enforcement Consulting, LLC
"Medical Marijuana and Law Enforcement in Pennsylvania"

Slideshow in Printable PDF version

ABLE Project Executive Session


PCPA Lunch & Learn Online Series-"Building Trust in Law Enforcement - Through Internal Affairs Policies & Procedures"

Download the session handouts here:
10-25-20 Sample Borough IA Policy from Gerber Christopher.docx
Gerber PA Chiefs Association on Internal Affairs Protection Against Claims.pptx


PCPA Lunch & Learn Online Series - "Being First Matters" - FirstNET



Certification Program: “Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products: Convergence with Crime”.  (Virtual) (Free)

The courses provide law enforcement personnel, a deep dive into the nexus between the illicit trade in tobacco products and transnational crimes, money laundering, corruption, and much more.  The brochure contains additional information on the certificate program, such as the course overview and the individual sessions.   The registration page is constantly updated to include the different session speakers.

1.April 13, 2022
F U N D A M E N T A L S  O F  I L L I C I T  T R A D E  I N  T O B A C C O  P R O D U C T S
Introduction and overview of the issue of illicit trade of tobacco products and its impact on global security.

2.April 20, 2022
F R E E  T R A D E  Z O N E S : A N  E N A B L E R  F O R  I L L I C I T  T R A D E  I N  T O B A C C O  P R O D U C T S
An in-depth examination of Free Trade Zones and their role in facilitating the distribution and production of illicit tobacco products.

3.April 27, 2022
A N T I - M O N E Y  L A U N D E R I N G  A N D  T E R R O R I S T  F I N A N C I N G  I N  I L L I C I T  T R A D E  I N  T O B A C C O  P R O D U C T S
An overview of how criminal actors launder money in order to disguise and legitimize the illicit origins of their money and subsequently utilize this money to finance their other crimes.

4.May 4, 2022
H U M A N  T R A F F I C K I N G  A N D  M O D E R N - D A Y  S L A V E R Y  L I N K E D  T O  I L L I C I T  T R A D E  A N D  C O U N T E R F E I T S
This special session aims to advance the discussion about the intersections between human trafficking and other forms of organized crime.

5.May 11, 2022
N E W  C H A L L E N G E S  I N  I L L I C I T  T R A D E : E - C O M M E R C E , O R G A N I Z E D  R E T A I L  C R I M E , A N D  C O U N T E R F E I T I N G
A brief discussion on the emerging risks in illicit trade, including what to watch for, what to do, and what to anticipate.

6.May 18, 2022
C O N T A I N E R  P R O F I L I N G  A N D  R I S K  A N A L Y S I S : L O C A T I N G  I L L I C I T  T R A D E  I N  T O B A C C O  P R O D U C T S
An in-depth session on how to identify suspicious maritime and air cargo containers using precise risk analysis criteria.

7.May 25, 2022
HOW  T O  B U I L D  A  S U C C E S S F U L  C A S E : F R O M  A  T O  Z
An interactive seminar with active law enforcement officers and experts to cover the how to's and what nots of constructing a winning case.

Download the brochure here3rd Edition ITTP Certificate Brochure Email.pdf


Roll Call Training

Illicit Trade and Trafficking

We need a united front to stop black-market criminality and trafficking in Pennsylvania. “The best way to put a halt to illicit trade in Pennsylvania and across the country is for law enforcement, the business community, and other leaders to work together, sharing information and expertise. By doing so, we have more eyes on the problem and more ways to root it out and stop it. Criminals who traffic in counterfeit and fraudulent products also traffic narcotics, guns, and even human beings. The black-market fuels organized criminal networks—including terror groups and drug cartels—while damaging our economy, businesses, and our communities.

Illegal trade fuels a $2.2 trillion-per-year industry of transnational crime and directly impacts communities across the Commonwealth:

  • In 2016, Pennsylvania ranked 2nd in the country for reports of heroin usage and third for reports of Fentanyl with 17,222 and 3,173 reports, respectively.
  • Ports in Philadelphia, Erie, and Pittsburgh facilitate the transport of commodities into and through Pennsylvania, providing drug traffickers with another method for smuggling drugs into the state.
  • Total revenue lost due to tobacco smuggling in Pennsylvania: $178 million.

The pervasive threat of illegal trade and black-market profiteering is pervasive amid supply shortages and the increase of e-commerce.  Far too often, unsuspecting consumers fall victim to nefarious actors looking to peddle counterfeit and stolen goods, putting consumers’ health in danger and harming legitimate businesses and, ultimately, taxpayers.

Scott L. Bohn
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association



E-mail: [email protected]
(908) 812-4176

Keith L. Stith Consultancy and Training, LLC. is a law enforcement and education consultancy that offers advisory, education and professional development on culturally responsive practice.

Our services include,
Customize culturally responsive led training programs and curriculums designed to transform the police work culture to better meet the needs of police officers and the true needs of the community. 

Newly developed culturally responsive recruitment curriculum designed to assist in the recruitment of African American police candidates.

(908) 812-4176



Chris Boyle Law Enforcement Consulting, LLC
2022 Monthly Caselaw Updates

Date: New one-hour of videos on the 1st of every month
Time: Watch them any time that fits your schedule
Location: PowerDMS, PlanIT, or my online Learning Management Site
Cost: $8.25/officer/month ($99 yearly subscription)
Online information:
Discount: 14 months for the price of 12, no payment until January 

If you and your troops are training on only the ten “most important” cases that make it into state-mandated training every year, cases that are sometimes eighteen months old before you hear about them, you may be missing out.  

Every day, I review every case that comes out of the United States Supreme Court, every case in the Third Circuit, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, and every reported Pennsylvania state law case from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on down, that mentions law enforcement.  I pull any case involving a change or clarification in the law, and any that my thirty-two years in, and defending, law enforcement tells me is worthy of your time. Why is it worthy? - Either because I have defended officers sued based on the same concept, or it is an area where we fall short in applying criminal law, and the guilty go free.  

Every month, I provide these cases to you in four, fifteen-minute videos, on the first of each month, adding relevant “check-the-box” topic discussion as the need arises through the year.  The oldest case you will ever see in one of my updates? 31 days.  New for 2022? Each month I will be sending Departments a test on that month’s training, to gauge “knowledge transfer”. New Departments signing up now, will receive November and December 2021’s updates at no additional cost. (Departments who have been along since the 2021 launch and renew, will receive a two month discount for 2022!) 

Keeping up to date on the most recent developments in the law will help keep you and your officers out of federal court as defendants, and at the forefront of professional policing. You and your officers each receive twelve hours of high quality, up to the minute training over the course of a year for less than ten bucks a month.  If you head off just one federal lawsuit, the investment pays for itself many times over. I look forward to you joining the 42 Departments already taking part, and stand ready to answer any questions you might have, or to sign you up. Thanks for your time! 

(Ret.) Lt. Chris Boyle #125, Esq.
[email protected]