Pictured L to R: Christopher Braun, PCPA; Jenny Kerwin, JPL, Sandy Rank, MPOETC and Col. Frank Noonan, PA State Police Commission.

Pictured L to R: Christopher Braun, PCPA; Jenny Kerwin, JPL, Sandy Rank, MPOETC and Col. Frank Noonan, PA State Police Commission.

Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan recognized JPL Instructional Designer and Project Manager Jenny Kerwin with a letter of commendation for her work on PAVTN.net, a virtual training academy for the state’s law enforcement officers.

Kerwin was awarded along with Sandy Rank, eLearning Developer for the Municipal Police Officers Education & Training Commission (MPOETC) and Christopher Braun, Technology Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association (PCPA) by Major Joseph Elias of MPOETC.

“Moving our classroom training online could not have been done without the expertise of JPL’s Jenny Kerwin. She was the critical person on the team and executed training that was relevant and timely for the state’s law enforcement officers,” said Colonel Noonan.

The Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) team provided content for the four online courses that JPL developed, including: Legal Update 2013, Managing Special Events, Threat Assessment and Management, and Emergency Vehicle Operations. Pennsylvania police officers are required to complete these four courses as part of their annual certification.

PAVTN.net provides officers with online access to the essential training needed to perform their duties in a complex, ever-changing environment. Officers can choose additional eLearning modules that cover the latest court decisions, new laws that govern police activities, domestic violence issues, booking and fingerprinting procedures, investigating stalking, using the Protection from Abuse database and Suspicious Activity Reporting.

PAVTN.net and the eLearning courses provide convenient access to quality training while reducing travel costs and time away from the job. The PCPA partners with MPOETC and contracts JPL for ongoing consulting, design and development of eLearning courses and assistance with the learning management system. The effort is funded through a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Additional courses are in discussion for distribution in 2014.

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