HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf will sign two bills passed by state lawmakers that impact law enforcement personnel. House Bill 1841 is designed to prevent bad officers from continuing to find employment in police departments. Under the bill, a department must check a job applicant’s history of disciplinary actions, complaints, and reasons for separation. It also requires establishment of an electronic database to collect and maintain the separation records of law enforcement officers for use by law enforcement agencies when hiring.The other, House Bill 1910, requires officers to receive training on how to interact with persons of diverse backgrounds, de-escalation, harm reduction and reconciliation techniques, and community and cultural awareness. It also covers the appropriate use of force, provides for mental health evaluations in certain situations, and child abuse awareness training.

GOV. TOM WOLF