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Regional Police Academy

The first Penn Highlands Police Academy Class is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2022. Please complete our Request For Information Form and check back here periodically for more updates. We will contact you when the schedule has been finalized.

The Municipal Police Academy (MPS 0011) is now a part of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. The Regional Police Academy is a certified unit of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (Act 120). Successful completion of the approved curriculum will permit the graduate to test for a Commonwealth Municipal Police Training (MPT) number required of all municipal police officers in Pennsylvania. An MPT number is essential for employment in almost all basic and many related law enforcement occupations. Cadets will be eligible for waiver certification for Act 235, armed security guard.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a diploma and be eligible to apply through a municipality for municipal police certification.

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Areas of Training

In an effort to stay current with changes and trends in the industry, the program curriculum may change during the program year and will include general training in:

  • Introduction to the Academy
  • Introduction to law enforcement in PA
  • Physical and emotional readiness
  • Laws and procedures
  • Defensive tactics
  • Motor vehicle law enforcement
  • Accident investigation
  • Motor vehicle collision investigation
  • Patrol procedures and operations
  • Principles of criminal investigation
  • Human relations crisis management
  • Families in crisis
  • Basic firearms course
  • Operation of patrol vehicles
  • Report writing
  • First aid and CPR
  • Handling arrested persons
  • Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training (OCAT)

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We’re thrilled that you’ve decided to learn more about enrolling in our program! Please click here to request more information and have information sent to you or Email the Police Academy.