The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and the Deputy Sheriffs' Education and Training Board, under the authority granted by Act 10 of 1998, has established guidelines to administer the Board's training programs.
The Board, with the review and approval of the Commission, has established a continuing education program for all deputy sheriffs, which shall include not less than 20 hours of continuing education every two years, concerning subjects the Board may deem necessary and appropriate for the continuing education and training of deputy sheriffs.
Continuing education for the 2007-2009 schedule shall consist of one training module for line officers. This module will include the topics of Legal Updates, Tactical Communications and Professional Responsibility and Liability.
Continuing education for supervisors for the 2007-2009 training schedule shall consist of Supervisory Development (Level I) offered in Montgomery County and in Pittsburgh and Integrity and Law Enforcement (Level II), offered in Bethlehem, State College and Pittsburgh. Supervisors may take this course in lieu of the regular continuing education for all line officers.
Active Deputy Sheriff - A person whether full-time or part-time, who is titled, sworn-in or authorized to act as a deputy sheriff or who performs the duties of a deputy sheriff.
In order to maintain their certification, all deputy sheriffs must attend and successfully complete continuing education training of at least 20 hours every two years. (71 P.S.§2105-2107)
The following documents are in Protable Document Format (.pdf)
2011-2013 Continuing Education Training Schedule
Continuing Education Training Locations
Registration for Continuing Education Training is completed electronically, using the online enrollment process, by accessing the Deputy Sheriff Information System (DSIS).