Lethal Weapons Training Program
Welcome to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Lethal Weapons Training Program web site. You will find on
this site the Act - commonly referred to as Act 235, the Rules and Regulations, staff contacts, certified
schools, forms, and other information pertaining to the Lethal Weapons Training Act. We will also
provide links to resources for the security industry.
The Lethal Weapons Training Act provides for the training and certification of watch guards, protective
patrolmen, detectives and criminal investigators, carrying and using lethal weapons in their employment;
imposing powers and duties on the Commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police, and providing penalties.