Under contract with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), Penn State Fayette provides Act 49 training for constables in both the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Pennsylvania from February through October at various academic training sites. Penn State Fayette is one of three educational institutions across the Commonwealth that conducts Act 49 training. All training providers will utilize the same standardized curriculum across the state.
The Northwest Region consists of: Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, McKean, Venango, and Warren counties.
The Southwest Region consists of: Allegheny, Beaver, Cambria, Greene, Fayette, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.
Act 49 Training Requirements
All newly elected constables or appointed deputy constables are required, under Act 49-2009 §7142(a) to attend and successfully complete an 80-hour basic training program in order to perform judicial duties and be paid. Constables or appointed deputy constables must be registered with PCCD. If an individual is receiving Constable Training Bulletins, then he or she is registered with PCCD. To register, please call the Constables' Training Program at 717-265-8552, or 717-265-8554. When leaving a message, include full name, area code, and telephone number. To carry a firearm, constables must also attend a 40-hour basic firearms program. Thereafter, each constable must attend 20 hours of academic updates and 20 hours of annual firearms training each year.
To access information on the Constables’ Education and Training Board via the PCCD’s website or register for training, click below:
Constable’s Certification Education and Training System (CCETS)
You can also view Constable Personal Information via CCETS after logging in at the above linked web site.