NEW PAVTN.net coming January 2015

The PA Virtual Training Network will be brand new for 2015. PAVTN.net is being upgraded with the latest software for delivering eLearning to the law enforcement community. In order to complete this upgrade, PAVTN.net will be off line from January 1, 2015 until Monday, January 19, 2015.

On January19th, the new PAVTN.net will launch, hosting 30 courses including three 2015 MPOETC mandatory in-service courses, 15-201 Legal Update, 15-202 Civil Law, 15-423 Human Trafficking and at least one elective course related to Domestic Violence Calls to satisfy the 3 hour MPOETC elective requirement. Throughout the year additional courses will be added.

Everyone that is a current user of PAVTN.net will continue to be registered as a user, but will receive a new password by email for the upgraded site. Therefore, it is important that the PAVTN.net has the correct email for each user. Anyone that needs to update their email address should send an email message including your first and last name, as well as email address to pavtn1@pachiefs.org.

2015 MIST Enrollment

Annual enrollment for the MPOETC MIST courses is required. Click here for an enrollment form. When completed please email as an attachment to pavtn1@pachiefs.org.

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PAVTN.net helps officers improve their performance, become more valuable to the force and advance their careers. Unlike in-person courses, PAVTN.net is available 24/7, and it’s remarkably cost- efficient. That gives officers more time to fight crime, and law enforcement agencies more precious resources. Everyone wins with PAVTN.net. Join us in our mission today.

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Available courses

  • Legal Update 2013This course addresses many of the topics that were requested in the 2012 Training Needs Survey, including Internet Crimes, Online Investigations for Patrol Officers, Social Networking, and Facebook and Twitter investigations. This course also provides information on the positive use of Social Networking as a law enforcement tool.

  • Legal Update 2013

    This course will identify the victims and perpetrators of these crimes, how to identify and investigate these crimes, and provide resources that patrol officers and detectives can use in their investigations.

  • Legal Update 2013

    This course provides instruction on the nature, prevalence, and indicators of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, and offers preferred ways to respond to affected individuals.

  • Legal Update 2013Major pieces of legislation passed from July 1, 2013 that affects police operations and investigations, will be thoroughly discussed as well as legal issues directly impacting on police procedures and the case preparation process.

  • Emergency Vehicle OperationThis course reinforces the importance of safe driving techniques and the need to be a focused driver. The course focuses on perceptual driving, night driving, vehicle inspection before the start of duty, the use of seat belts, as well as the liability risks to the officer.

  • Managing Special EventsThis course is designed to assist the patrol officer, street supervisor, and the police chief in dealing with those incidents, events and protests, some of which may be planned for, many others that occur because of natural events or spontaneous happenings while preserving the constitutional rights of persons to assemble.

  • Threat Assessment ManagementThe goal of this course is to promote officer and public safety by introducing officers to the principles and process of assessing and managing threats.

  • Legal Update 2013Major pieces of legislation passed from July 1, 2012 that affects police operations and investigations, will be thoroughly discussed as well as legal issues directly impacting on police procedures and the case preparation process.


  • MPOETC Legal Update 2012This course covers several major pieces of legislation that were passed between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 that affect police operations and investigations.
  • MPOETC Search and SeizureThis course is designed to aid police officers at all levels in the development, preparation and serving of search warrants and affidavits of probable cause.
  • Introduction to Investigating Human TraffickingHuman trafficking is a crime against an individual in which the victim is used as a physical commodity to earn a profit for the trafficker. This course is designed to help increase our awareness and understanding of Human Trafficking by exploring the types of human trafficking, indicators of victims and traffickers, steps for assessing the crime scene and tactics for communicating with the victim.

  • LiveScanLiveScan devices provide for inkless, electronic scanning of fingerprint and palm impressions. This course provides video demonstrations of the the LiveScan system.

    Self enrolment
  • DUI Crackdowns and Prevention TrainingOne of the most effective ways to stop the problem of impaired driving is through law enforcement. Not just law enforcement as usual but high-visibility law enforcement. This general deterrent effect can occur only when the public knows about the enforcement effort and fears the legal consequences. In this course learn where to locate the resources to help police departments raise awareness of special DUI enforcement.

  • Fingerprinting ComplianceThe importance of accurate and complete criminal history records cannot be overstated. Learn how these critical tactical and strategic decision making resources are used at virtually every juncture in the criminal justice system and beyond.

  • Investigating Sexual AssaultResponding to crimes of sexual violence is one of the most difficult situations you face in your duty as a police officer. This course will prepare you for the wide variety of responsibilities including listening carefully to the victim and assisting in gathering information and evidence needed to make an arrest when dealing with sexual assault.

    Self enrolment

  • Investigating StalkingDomestic Violence cases are one of the most dangerous situations for both the victim and you as a responding or investigating officer. Intimate stalking is one of the most frequent types of stalking you will encounter during your investigations. This course provides you with information on the stalkers use to create uncertainty, instill fear, and disrupt the lives of their victims.

    Self enrolment
  • Investigating StrangulationRecent studies have shown that almost half of all domestic violence homicide victims had experienced at least one episode of attempted strangulation prior to a lethal or near lethal violent incident.

    This course will enhance your response to calls involving strangulation by explaining the dangers of strangulation, identifying the various signs and symptoms of strangulation and identifying and implementing actions to help strangulation victims.

  • PA SAVIN for Law EnforcementSAVIN stands for Statewide Automated Victim Information Notification. In this training you’ll learning about PA SAVIN’s free service that allows victims and Law Enforcement Officers to anonymously register for notifications when an offender is released, transferred or escaped from county or state prison.

    Self enrolment

  • Protection from Abuse Database (PFAD) for Law EnforcementThe Protection From Abuse Database (PFAD) is a statewide database that is used to maintain Protection From Abuse (PFA) Proceedings in the Commonwealth. This course will provide you with information on why PFAD is relevant to your duties and how and when to access the information contained in the database.

    Self enrolment
  • Responding to a Domestic Violence CallAccording to an analysis of 2008 Homicide data, Pennsylvania ranked number five in the nation of women murdered in single victim, single offender incidents**. Learn how law enforcement officers can play a crucial role in helping victims, apprehending abusers, stopping the violence, and saving lives.

    **"When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2008 Homicide Data," by the Violence Policy Center (September 2010)

  • Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Line Officer TrainingThe best way to divert potential terrorist acts is through proper identification of suspicious activities. A terrorist will perform many pre-incident terrorism activities before the actual terrorist act is committed. In this training you will learn to document and report suspicious behaviors while protecting privacy, civil rights and civil liberties. You will also learn how to integrate the Nationwide SAR Initiative (NSI) into your agency's operations.

    Self enrolment