MANSFIELD - Barbara A. Butcher, director of law enforcement and certification programs and the municipal Police Academy at Mansfield University, has been reappointed to the Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission by state Gov. Tom Corbett.
The State Senate confirmed Butcher's reappointment Oct. 16. She took the oath of office from the Hon. Robert E. Dalton Jr., president judge of the Tioga Court of Common Pleas, in Wellsboro on Oct. 24. Butcher has served on the commission since 2002.
"I'm honored to have the confidence of the governor and the Senate to be reappointed to the commission," she said. "I look forward to the continued opportunity and challenge of assisting with the very significant work of the commission and serving police officers and the commonwealth. I believe it's important to have representation from our geographic region and I'm pleased to be able to represent the northcentral region of Pennsylvania on the Commission."
The Hon. Robert E. Dalton Jr., president judge of the Tioga Court of Common Pleas, administers the oath of office to Barbara Butcher. Butcher has been reappointed to the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission by state Gov. Tom Corbett.
MPOETC, which is in Harrisburg, was created by Act 1974-120 and charged to establish the Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Program.
The responsibility of the commission is to improve standards and goals in police training and to determine the required certification of any municipal police officer to work in the commonwealth.
The commission is comprised of 20 members and meets at least four times a year at various locations throughout the state.
Most of the members are appointed by the governor to represent a variety of offices and positions. One of the seats appointed by the governor on the commission is reserved for a director of one of the certified training schools.
The legally designated term of office for those commission members appointed by the governor is three years.
The commission delivers the basic police training program (Act 120), the mandatory in-service training (Act 180) and lethal weapons training (Act 235), all of which are provided at Mansfield University.
Mansfield is one of 17 schools in Pennsylvania that provides training programs certified by the commission.