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Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Program


 

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, through Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Program provides certification and re-certification training to all active sheriffs and deputy sheriffs in the Commonwealth. The Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Board determines the training needs of the sheriffs and deputy sheriffs and provides for the administration of these training programs.

 

Basic Training

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Board, under the authority granted by Act 10 of 1998, has established guidelines to administer the Board's training programs.
 
In order to be certified by the Board and to continue to receive compensation more than one year after being hired by a sheriff, a new deputy sheriff shall be required to successfully complete basic training of not less than 760 hours.  Basic Training web page

Waiver Training

Act 1984-2 (PDF) (with Amendments) gives the Board discretion, with the review and approval of the Commission, to set criteria allowing a reduction of training hours for sheriffs and deputy sheriffs with requisite prior education, training or experience.  Waiver Training web page

Continuing Education 

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Board, under the authority granted by Act 10 of 1998, has established guidelines to administer the Board's training programs.

The Board, with the review and approval of the Commission, has established a continuing education program for all sheriffs and deputy sheriffs, which shall include not less than 20 hours of continuing education every two years, concerning subjects the Board may deem necessary and appropriate for the continuing education and training of sheriffs and deputy sheriffs.  Continuing Education web page

Optional Instructor Development and Merit Courses 

Optional Instructor Development and Merit Courses are training classes that are not required for certification or re-certification of sheriffs or deputy sheriffs, but are offered to provide additional training as determined by the employing sheriff or by the deputy with the approval of sheriff.  Optional Instructor Development and Merit Courses web page

Requests for Transcripts 

Requests for transcripts (record of course completion and grades) from the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Board must be in writing. This request must include:

  • Signature of individual whose transcript is being requested
  • Signed Privacy Release Form when requested by a school or agency.
  • Name and Social Security Number on individual whose transcript is being requested.

Address where transcript is to be sent. Mulitple addresses are permitted.

By Mail:
PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency
Attn: Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Training Division
P.O. Box 1167
Harrisburg, PA 17108

Fax:   (717) 783-7140
Attn: Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Training Program