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Basic Supervision

Course Description: The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Basic Supervision course is a week-long training, targeting newly promoted first-line supervisors, both PSP and Municipal.  The class is designed to prepare newly promoted Corporals/Sergeants to take on the responsibilities of shift supervision, personnel supervision, and administrative tasks associated with their new rank.  Students receive instruction in the areas of work-related injury documentation, supervisory personnel file management, shift supervision, administrative responsibilities, internal investigations, property management, and supervisory response to critical incidents.  This course is meant to be an orientation to processes and procedures which are different from the previous rank of Trooper/Patrolman.
Instructional Hours: 5 Days /32 Hours
Instructional Objectives:  After completion, the student will be able to:
  • Understand the capabilities/limitations of PaCIC.
  • Understand their supervisory responsibilities at major crash scenes, Department/Agency crash scenes and crashes involving Commonwealth/Municipal vehicles.
  • Identify their responsibilities, as supervisors, in the documentation of use of force issues.
  • Determine whether a work-related injury is an "Incident-only" claim or requires full processing.
  • Complete the appropriate work-related injury packet.
  • Complete a subordinate's Performance Evaluation, Probationary Trooper/Officer evaluation or Interim evaluation, as required.
  • Understand the difference between primary administrative duties, secondary administrative duties, and shift supervision.
  • Set-up, supervise, and tear down a regulatory checkpoint, as directed by Department/Agency Regulations and Pennsylvania Law.
  • Identify the appropriate steps required to conduct a lawful asset forfeiture.
  • Identify the fundamental cell phone investigation considerations, as they relate to the 4th Amendment issues.
  • Process a "Right to Know Law" request received at their work location.
  • Understand the role of the Department's "Early Intervention Program."
  • Explain the role of "System Process and Review."
  • Initiate an internal investigation and explain the process.
  • Respond to and take command of a critical incident, including a barricaded gunman, active shooter, or other incidents which require additional support units.

NOTE:  This is a mandatory course for all newly promoted PSP Corporals.

Couse Completion Requirements:  Attendance and successful completion of a knowledge check.

Audience:  PSP Enlisted; MP

MPOETC CLEE Hours: 32 - CLEE ID#: CLE00701

Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130.  All applications must be received 7 days prior to the course start date.

Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.

Not Offered at This TimeSergeant Rahn A. Richards 717-533-9111 Ext. 324, RARICHARDS@PA.GOVNo

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