Police Academy Director Appointed To CLEAR Commission

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Lackawanna College Police Academy Director Appointed Commissioner for CLEAR Commission

Lackawanna College Police Academy Director Kevin Mahoney has been appointed as one of the 11 Commissioners for the Citizens Law Enforcement Advisory and Review (CLEAR) Commission. This comes after Governor Josh Shapiro signed Executive Order 2023-21, establishing the CLEAR Commission to ensure transparency and accountability within state law enforcement agencies.

The CLEAR Commission brings together law enforcement experts and criminal justice reform advocates from across Pennsylvania to collaboratively address public safety concerns and enhance accountability measures. Mahoney’s appointment as commissioner recognizes his experience in the field and dedication to continuing responsible law enforcement practices.

With over 25 years of service in the Pennsylvania State Police, Mahoney held various supervisory positions, including roles as a criminal investigation unit supervisor, station commander for Troop R Gibson and commander of internal affairs, eastern division, for the Bureau of Integrity and Professional Standards.

Governor Shapiro’s selection of Mahoney is reflected in his earlier nomination to serve on the Municipal Police Officers’ Training Commission (MPOETC). The nomination was approved unanimously by the Pennsylvania Senate on June 21, 2023.

About the Lackawanna College Police Academy:

The Lackawanna College Police Academy has trained generations of law enforcement professionals since its formation in 1977. The academy is certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission in Harrisburg, to offer the Municipal Police Basic Training Program at the College’s Scranton Campus and Hazleton Training Center. To learn more about the Lackawanna College Police Academy, visit us online: https://www.lackawanna.edu/certificates/police-academy-act-120/