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Lackawanna College Police Academy Hosts Governor Josh Shapiro to Discuss Police Recruitment Proposal

Lackawanna College’s Police Academy hosted Governor Josh Shapiro to discuss his public safety budget proposal and plan to recruit more police officers in Pennsylvania. “This is the place I wanted to come to speak specifically about some of our workforce challenges, especially when it comes to recruiting municipal police officers and state troopers over the […]

Police Academy Hosts Inaugural Roundtable Event

On Tuesday, March 1, the Lackawanna College Police Academy hosted its inaugural roundtable event at the College’s Hazleton Center. The roundtable invited leaders in local law enforcement to share ideas, concerns and recommendations on top issues facing their departments. During the event moderator Kevin Mahoney, Assistant Director of Academy Operations for Lackawanna College and roundtable […]

Lackawanna College Police Academy Receives $7,700 Donation

SCRANTON, Pa. – Feb. 7, 2022 – Lackawanna College staff, along with the family of the late Andrew J. Jones, accepted a $7,700 donation from Valley Aviation to the Andrew J. Jones memorial fund. Andrew J. Jones, “AJ” is a 2018 alumnus of the Hazleton Police Academy’s 240th class who passed away as a result […]

Lackawanna College Police Academy Graduates Sponsored Cadets

SCRANTON, Pa. – Dec. 3, 2021 – Ten cadets graduated from the Lackawanna College Police Academy on Dec. 2, ready to begin careers in law enforcement with the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre police departments. The newest group of cadets make up the 255th graduating cadet class and are part of a partially funded program by the […]

Lackawanna training future Scranton, Wilkes-Barre officers

SCRANTON, Pa. – Lackawanna College’s Police Academy Class 255 is off to an impressive start. Comprised of 11 officers from both the Scranton and Wilkes Barre Police Departments, this cohort of cadets embarked on a fully-funded police training program in the Scranton campus on April 26, 2021. Both the Wilkes-Barre and Scranton Police Departments will […]