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SERVICES  

The Capitol Police provide the following services as part of our duties for the Commonwealth. Please contact the Capitol Police at (717) 787-9013 for additional information and scheduling details.

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Police Escort
Capitol Police will escort employees to their vehicles after normal work hours. Employees should call the Capitol Police at 787-3199 (voice/TDD) at least one-half hour before they are ready to depart their work site.​

Building and Office Security Assessments

​This assessment must be requested by an agency head or by a member of the management staff.  Capitol Police will assess the physical layout of offices and buildings and offer suggestions for security enhancement. Through this analysis, training or resources can be developed to target an agency's specific needs. Please contact Corporal Gregory Budman at gbudman@pa.gov to arrange an assessment.

K9 Unit Demonstration

​​Capitol Police’s K9 Unit responds to incidents of bomb threats, suspicious packages and performs security sweep of areas. The K9 Unit consists of three handlers and three dogs. The K9 Unit will demonstrate the techniques utilized in explosive detection. Please contact Sergeant Michael Ferrell at mferrell@pa.gov to arrange a demonstration.

Lost & Found
​If you find or lose an item, please contact Capitol Police at 787-3199 (voice/TDD).

TRAINING

The Capitol Police provide certain job-relevant training and education services free-of-charge.  Classes can be scheduled through your normal agency training approval process. Contact the Capitol Police at (717) 787-9013 for additional information and scheduling details.

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Active Shooter/ Active Threat Training*
This presentation is designed to provide state employees with information on how to respond when an active shooter/ active threat is in your vicinity and how to quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life. This program can be presented in approximately one and a half hours.

This training covers:
  • How to prepare for and respond to an act of workplace violence or an active shooter situation  
  • What to expect from law enforcement during an actual active shooter incident 
  • Lessons learned from past active shooter/ active threat incidents 
  • Potential scenarios and techniques for "run, hide or fight"  
  • Information on how to respond when law enforcement arrives 
  • Threat awareness steps to take to enhance your own personal safety and survival
  • Download the Active Shooter Flier
*Please contact Sergeant Clarence Stokes at 717.787.8636 or clstokes@pa.go to schedule Active Shooter/Active Threat Training.


Crime Prevention and Personal Safety*
​This presentation provides state employees with information about various criminal activities that may occur in or near a state building or facility.  This program can be presented in approximately one hour.   

*Please contact Sergeant Clarence Stokes at 717.787.8636 or clstokes@pa.gov to schedule Crime Prevention Training.


Bomb Threat Response Procedures

​This presentation provides state employees with an overview of the various issues involved with bomb threats and/or improvised explosive devices. The use of 911 for emergencies in Harrisburg is also explained. This program can be presented in approximately one hour.

Beginner’s Self-Defense Course
​No one can predict if they will be placed in a position where they must defend themselves, but having the knowledge and preparation to navigate such a situation, should it occur, can definitely improve chances for a positive outcome.

This class is an excellent introduction or refresher for all skill and ability levels. The instruction for this course is very low-impact, low-stress and fun, while teaching valuable concepts and thought processes.  It includes proven techniques on how to defend yourself should the unthinkable ever happen.

This program can be presented in approximately two hours.

Topics will include:
  • Discussions and techniques to raise your general awareness
  • A brief discussion of the limits of self-defense techniques and your legal obligations
  • Personal threat assessment and avoidance techniques
  • Threat de-escalation and aversion techniques

Training will be held at the Capitol Police Training Room in the Keystone Building.  Recommended attire is sweatpants, shorts, t-shirt or any other comfortable gym attire.
First Aid Training*
​​This training provides information pertaining to the administration of standard first aid. Classes are presented by certified Red Cross Instructors and may be combined with CPR Training.  The cost of training materials and certification cards will be the responsibility of the requesting agency.

This program can be presented in approximately four hours.

*Please contact Sergeant Clarence Stokes at 717.787.8636 or clstokes@pa.gov to schedule First Aid Training.


​This training provides information on the administration of CPR.  Classes are presented by certified Red Cross Instructors and may be combined with First Aid Training. The cost of training materials and certification cards will be the responsibility of the requesting agency.

This program can be presented in approximately four hours.

*Please contact Sergeant Clarence Stokes at 717.787.8636 or clstokes@pa.gov to schedule CPR Training.