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Treasurer Stacy Garrity Visits Commonwealth University – Mansfield’s Public Safety Training Institute

Mansfield, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity joined Tioga County Commissioner Erick Coolidge recently for a presentation at the Mansfield Public Safety Training Institute (MUPSTI) with the Emergency Response Training and Certification Association (ERTCA). The presentation highlighted the great work being done by MUPSTI and ERTCA to provide education and training for law enforcement, first responders, and other public safety professionals.

“The Mansfield Public Safety Training Institute is an exceptional resource, and I was thrilled to visit and see what it’s all about. Great work is being done here to ensure first responders and community members have the training they need to care for and protect their communities. I’m certain that as the need for this type of training continues to grow and evolve, Tioga County will become a hub for this top-notch training, not only in the northern tier, but for our whole Commonwealth and beyond.”

Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Stacy Garrity

“We were fortunate to host Treasurer Garrity at our Public Safety Training Institute.The relationships ERTCA and MUPSTI built with leaders in public safety have allowed for the creation of unique and innovative approaches to training and law enforcement in our communities. Treasurer Garrity knows the importance of up-to-date, quality training given her extensive background, and we were privileged to have the opportunity to share our work with her.”

Senior Associate Dean of MUPSTI, Dr. Joshua Battin

“Given the military service and great experience Treasurer Garrity has, we were so pleased to welcome her to Tioga County. Her taking time from a demanding schedule to visit us speaks volumes of her commitment to public safety in the Commonwealth. Her enthusiasm to learn how law enforcement training continues to evolve right here in Pennsylvania is truly appreciated!”

Tioga County Commissioner, Erick Coolidge

The visit also included discussions about a unique training model ERTCA, MUPSTI, and their partners hope to pilot in the future that focuses on human behavior and stopping crisis before they occur. The model promotes the concept that continual, interconnected training is essential to maintain proper law enforcement techniques – with a focus on identifying and addressing causes of undesirable outcomes, and accounts for the ever-changing landscape of police training.

This comprehensive model is applicable to police academies, training sites, law enforcement agencies, and their management and incorporates training and education entities, practitioners, and private companies to address emerging technology and training techniques. Other partners of the model are Arcadia Cognerati and MILO.

MUPSTI is a regional training center that provides initial and continuing education for criminal justice practitioners, first responders, public safety professionals and the public. MUPSTI also provides training for municipal police officers through the Act 120 Police Academy at Commonwealth University - Mansfield.

ERTCA is a 501(c)(6) organization which works with member companies who manufacture emerging technology and provide innovative training in public safety to organize the development and marketing of their products.

More than 30 companies nationwide currently partner with MUPSTI and ERTCA. Since its founding in 2018, MUPSTI has provided more than 100,000 hours of training to more than 3,500 practitioners on hundreds of topics regarding public safety.

Media contacts:

Samantha Heckel, Press Secretary (Treasury), 717-418-0206 or

Dr. Joshua Battin, Senior Associate Dean (MUPSTI), 570-662-4805 or

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