Classes held by the CCPS.

Center for Community and Public Safety (CCPS)

Center for Community and Public Safety (CCPS)

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 and Training:

2013-present: The CCPS delivers the Constable Curriculum to approximately 700 constables from 22 counties in western Pennsylvania.

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

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

2004-present: The CCPS develops and delivers customized training to municipal law enforcement personnel in Rapid Deployment techniques and procedures and other in areas, including OC/Pepper Gel, Baton, Handcuffing, Electronic Control Device and Management of Aggressive Behavior.

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:

Every June, the CCPS conducts the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency's Annual Act 49 Instructor Update Conference.

In 2013 and 2015, the CCPS conducted the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Office of Victims’ Services Pathways to Victims’ Services Conference. The CCPS is scheduled to once again conduct the conference in May of 2017.

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

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