FT Municipal Police Officers' Training Academy Accepting Applications


Date Published: March 15, 2017

YOUNGWOOD, PA – Westmoreland County Community College is accepting applications through April 17 for its full-time Municipal Police Officers' Training Academy, which will begin June 6 at the Youngwood campus.  

The program trains students for police officer positions in Pennsylvania cities, boroughs and townships.  

The curriculum includes courses in criminal law, police procedures, criminal investigations, laws of arrest, firearms, defensive tactics, physical fitness and emergency vehicle operation.

The academy is certified by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission (MPOETC).  

The 800-hour program runs through November 1.  Classes will meet daily Tuesdays through Saturdays and on occasional Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Youngwood campus.

Academy graduates are eligible to receive 15 college credits upon enrolling in Westmoreland’s Criminal Justice associate of applied science degree program.

Instructors have professional experience in the field and include police chiefs, patrol officers, state troopers, K-9 officers, narcotics agents, medics, investigators and those with advanced firearms skills.

Tuition is $3,950, which covers all educational costs with the exception of uniforms and footwear.

The application deadline is April 17 an early application is advised. For more information and application materials visit westmoreland.edu/policeacademy or call 724-925- 4298.