Training - What We Are Doing

While Penn State police officers currently receive ongoing mandatory and specialized training throughout their careers as mentioned here. We will always remain committed to enhancing and improving our training efforts.

Some of those ongoing efforts include:

Police One Academy Training

All police officers, security, and other staff, including lead administrators within the department, are enrolled in the PoliceOne Academy, which allows for mandatory monthly online trainings in a wide array of subjects.

Initially, prioritized training consists of accreditation and high-risk training topics, such as:

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Cultural Awareness,
  • Implicit Bias Policing
  • Anti-Bias Based Policing
  • Response to Mental Health and Illness
  • American Disabilities Act training
  • Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Domestic Violence
  • Use-of-Force
  • Officer Safety
  • Active Shooter
  • Distracted Driving

University Police and Public Safety will continue these mandatory monthly training assignments for all police officers, security, and other staff, including lead administrators within the department

Use of Force

While University Police and Public Safety currently exceeds the mandatory training requirements surrounding Use of Force, we are committed to also improving all training surrounding this topic.

It is our intention to work towards implementing a more holistic approach which would allow for scenario based training focused on all aspects of use of force.

UPPS will partner with subject matter experts along with our current team of highly trained and professional instructors to research and create recommendations on how to implement this holistic training.

Upon implementation of this newly developed program, we are confident UPPS will become a leader in all aspects of use of force training.

Training Data

All aggregate training data will be available and published for the year 2020 by March 2021 and released annually.