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Police Academy Announces Dates For Two Open Houses

Posted February 1, 2024 at 8:54 am

The Pennsylvania Highlands Police Academy will be hosting two open houses, one on Monday, February 12, and one on Monday, March 4, from 6 to 7 PM at the College’s Richland Campus.

Participants can choose between either of the two available sessions. February’s event will be held in Room A142, while March’s will be in A143. Both locations are directly across the hall from the College’s Large Group Instruction (LGI) classroom.

“The field of law enforcement is both exciting and growing, with many new career opportunities for our graduates,” stated Dennis Miller, Police Academy Director. “These events are a great opportunity to explore the Police Academy and a career in law enforcement.”

During the event, participants will gain insights into the application process, pre-screening tests, and overall curriculum. Additionally, a guided tour of the Academy’s facilities will be provided.

The Penn Highlands Police Academy is a certified unit of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (Act 120). Successful completion of the program will earn cadets a certificate and permit graduates to test for a Commonwealth Municipal Police Training (MPT) number required of all municipal police officers in Pennsylvania.

The Academy’s second class is slated to graduate in August 2024. The inaugural class, which completed training in August 2023, had a 90 percent placement rate upon graduation, with 10 of 11 cadets receiving immediate employment.

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