HARRISBURG – Two bills that provide police reforms in PA are now on the governor’s desk. 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 also requires the establishment and maintenance of an electronic database containing separation records of law enforcement officers for use by other law enforcement agencies when hiring. House Bill 1910 requires 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. It would establish better access to mental health evaluations for law enforcement officers. Both bills were endorsed by the PA State Troopers Association and passed the state House and Senate with unanimous support.