HARRISBURG – The PA House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved two bills dealing with the vetting and training of police officers. House Bill 1841 requires a thorough background investigation on applicants for employment as a law enforcement officer, including a review of the applicant’s employment information and separation records from prior law enforcement employment. It would also require the establishment and maintenance of an electronic database containing separation records of law enforcement officers for use by other law enforcement agencies when hiring certified law enforcement officers. House Bill 1910 would require the training of officers on interacting with individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds; implicit bias training; recognizing and reporting child abuse; and annual training on the use of appropriate force. In addition, the bill would establish better access to mental health evaluations for law enforcement officers. Both bills received input from law enforcement officials and now go on to the full House for consideration.