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Our Mission

Penn State Fayette's Center for Community and Public Safety is an academic and continuing education unit that provides first responder, governmental, industrial, and corporate programs and services.

CCPS Services

Curriculum Development:

2009-present: The CCPS is currently undertaking a substantial review and revision of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency-Act 2 (Deputy Sheriff) Curriculum.

2004-present: The CCPS developed the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency-Act 49 (Constable) Statewide Curriculum.

2004-present: The CCPS developed and delivers training to municipal law enforcement personnel in Rapid Deployment techniques and procedures.

Web-Based Course Development:

2004-2009: The CCPS developed the Less-Lethal Weapons: Policies, Practices, and Technologies Online Certificate Program for civilian law enforcement.

2004-2009: Additionally the CCPS developed the Non-Lethal Weapons: Policies, Practices, and Technologies Online Certificate Program for active/reserve military personnel. In November 2009, CCPS updated the Non-Lethal Weapons Certificate Program to Version 5.0, which included many new video interviews, animations, updated course content, and a new course structure. Both the Less-Lethal and Non-Lethal weapons are currently waiting for renewed federal government funding in order to be offered to military and law enforcement students in the near future.

Resource and Information Management:

The CCPS served the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency's Western Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Crime Prevention Resource Center for 10 years before state funding was eliminated..

The CCPS developed curriculum "Introduction to Underground Coal Mining" for distribution to high school students in Greene County, Pennsylvania, supported by funding from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (PA DCED).

Conferences, Workshops, and Institutes:

In June 2010, the CCPS conducted the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency's Act 49 Annual Instructor Update Conference.

In October 2008, the CCPS conducted the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency's Statewide Crime Prevention Conference.

In May 2005, the CCPS hosted the First Annual Non-Lethal/Less-Lethal Weapons Seminar featuring keynote speaker Commander Sid Heal of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.

For more information about the center, please call 724-430-4215 or e-mail fayetteccps@psu.edu.