Under Pennsylvania ACT 120, any person employed as a municipal police officer in the Commonwealth is required to have successfully completed a 919-hour course of instruction, required by the Municipal Police Officer’s Education Training Commission, covering all areas of police work. There will be additional mandatory training, free of charge, that does not extend the graduation date. Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to work as police officers in Pennsylvania.
Police Academy training is not only fundamental to becoming a police officer but can serve as the basis for earning an bachelor’s of science degree in Criminal Justice. This alliance permits students to earn their degree in a much shorter period of time, at considerable savings and without duplication of course work. Upon accomplishment of the ACT 120 program, a student can earn anywhere between 15 and 21 credits towards the Criminal Justice program.
For more information about ACT 120 training, please visit the Police Academy’s main page.
Training and Testing
Applicants may submit payment for ACT 120 training and testing including required reading and physical fitness tests below.
Additional Training Opportunities
The Police Academy also offers a variety of additional training opportunities, including Legal Updates, Threat Assessment & Management, Managing Public Events, and Emergency Vehicle Operation.
Use the drop-down menus below for more information on each program!
MPOETC has finalized the Mandatory In-service Training requirements for all working police officers and county detectives. The requirements became effective January 1, 1991, and must be met by every working municipal police officer and county detective in a District Attorney’s Office in order to maintain their certification.
In-Service training is offered at the Academy’s Scranton campus, 501 Vine St., Scranton, Pa., or our Hazleton facility, 2 E. Broad St., Hazleton, Pa. Registrations are only accepted by email and may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registrations must be made by chiefs of police or training officers. No personal checks will be accepted.
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We also customize and develop training for entry-level police as well as advanced training. The Academy can also tailor specialized training for individual departments.