ACT 120 may be just what you are looking for. The Municipal Police Officers' Training Academy (ACT 120) is certified by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission. The purpose of the Academy is to provide each recruit with the professional skills necessary to function as a municipal police officer.
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This program prepares students to enter the occupation of Police Patrol Officer, SOC code 33-3051.01 of the U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification. The occupational profile can be found on the U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net website.
The on time graduation rate for the July 2012/June 2013 period was 88%.
Act 165 of 2012 allows former Federal Law Enforcement Officers and former Military Police Officers to obtain a partial waiver of the Act 120 Basic Training.Those that successfully complete the partial waiver Academy and pass the state certification exam will be eligible to be certified as municipal police officers in Pennsylvania.
The Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) has approved a 266 hour course, as well as optional courses if needed, to comply with Act 165. Mansfield University Police Academy has agreed to offer the 266 hour Partial Waiver Academy. The first Partial Waiver Academy as a stand-alone course, will be offered on a full time basis, Monday through Friday beginning January 21, 2014. Cost of the required Partial Waiver Academy (not including the optional courses) will be $1,260.00.
Interested applicants must apply to MPOETC (Federal Law Enforcement and Military Police Officers) for an equivalency review to receive approval to attend the partial waiver Academy. Once approved, applicants will be allowed to apply to the Police Academy to complete the admission process for acceptance into the partial waiver Academy. A copy of MPOETC's approval letter must be submitted with the
Those approved by MPOETC for the Partial Waiver Academy may also choose to integrate into an existing full-time or partial Academy.
Mansfield University reserves the right to cancel a scheduled Police Academy class or partial waiver class due to insufficient enrollment. All costs of the application process are the responsibility of the applicant and are non-reimbursable in the event of a cancellation.