Fayette campus to hold situational awareness training

LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. — The Center for Community and Public Safety (CCPS) at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus and the Fayette County Juvenile Probation Department will co-host The Competitive Edge, a course for law enforcement and other professionals whose jobs require them to deal with offenders. This program will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 12 in the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium within the campus Community Center.

The Competitive Edge is geared toward the unique responsibilities and realities of dealing with the criminal element in a variety of situations. This course promotes the belief that both career success and safety begin with — and are ultimately dependent on — the ability to read others quickly and accurately. Not only will students learn to predict when an individual is about to initiate a violent confrontation, but also how to respond to threats using both proven verbal strategies and other communication skills. Additionally, the course will provide techniques for obtaining truthful information from deceptive individuals in an office setting.

Calibre Press will provide certificates of completion to attendees. Registration fees are due by April 1. The seminar costs $129 per person, but will drop to $119 per person when three or more individuals from the same organization register.

For more information or to register, contact Janice Maruniak of the Center for Community and Public Safety at 724-430-4213 or [email protected].