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    Lackawanna College

    Gainful Employment – Police Academy

    Under Pennsylvania ACT 120, any person employed as a municipal police officer in the Commonwealth is required to have successfully completed a 785.5 hour course of instruction covering all areas of police work.

    For more information on jobs related to this program, visit the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association home page.


    How much will this program cost me?

    Tuition, fees and books: $4,200
    Gym clothes (bookstore): $107
    Uniform: $225

    Total cost: $4,532


    What are my financing options to pay for the program?
    Financial Aid is available to eligible applicants. A student may receive a Federal Pell Grant and/or Federal Stafford Loans. In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, 50 percent of graduates used loans to finance their education.

    The median debt for program graduates:

    Federal loans: $0

    Occupations and SOC codes

    What Occupation(s) will this program prepare me to enter (SOC codes)?

    33-3050 Police Officers
    33-3051 Police & Sheriff’s Officers
    33-9032 Security Guards


    How long will it take to complete the program?

    Full-time takes 5 – 6 months
    Part-time takes 11 – 12 months
    One hundred percent of graduates finished in this time; 41 percent of total enrollment.

    What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?

    The job placement rate for students who complete the program is 75 percent.

    Will I be able to pay back my student loans?

    Ninety-six percent of students in this institution who took out federal student loans are successfully repaying them.