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If you are interested in dorming for the Police Academy, housing is available in the Scranton location only. Please call Tony at (570) 504-1760 and let him know as soon as possible as space is limited and a dormitory room cannot be guaranteed.

About the Police Academy
ACT 120 - Police Academy Training


Under Pennsylvania ACT 120, any person employed as a municipal police officer in the Commonwealth is required to have successfully completed a 785.5 hour course of instruction, required by the Municipal Police Officer's Education Training Commission, covering all areas of police work. There will be additional mandatory training, free of charge, that does not extend the graduation date. Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to work as police officers in Pennsylvania. Police Academy training is not only fundamental to becoming a police officer but can serve as the basis to earning an Associate Science Degree in either Criminal Justice/Police-Security/ACT 120 or Criminal Justice Counseling/ACT 120. This alliance permits students to earn their degree in a much shorter period of time, at a considerable savings and without duplication of course work. Upon accomplishment of the ACT 120 program, a student can earn anywhere between 15 and 21 credits towards the Criminal Justice Program. The cost of the ACT 120 Police Academy program is $4200.00 and Financial Aid is available.

The dates for 2015 and 2016 are as follows:
Part Time: (Start Date) November 16, 2015 (End Date) October 14, 2016
Full Time: (Start Date) February 8, 2016 (End Date) July 22, 2016
Part Time: (Start Date) June 13, 2016 (End Date) June 2, 2017
Full Time:  (Start Date) August 1, 2016 (End Date) January 20, 2017 
Full-time classes are scheduled Monday through Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM. Some Saturdays and/or Sundays may be scheduled as well.
Part-time November classes are scheduled 3 weekend evenings (Mon-Tues-Thurs) from 5:30 PM-9:30 PM and Saturdays' throughout the class as needed.
Part-Time June classes are scheduled 3 weekday evenings (Mon-Wed-Thurs) from 5:30 PM-9:30 PM and Saturdays' throughout the class as needed.
Part Time (Start Date) April 4, 2016
Full Time: (Start Date) July 11, 2016 (End Date) December 16, 2016
Full-time classes are scheduled Monday through Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM. Some Saturdays and/or Sundays may be scheduled as well.
Part-time classes are scheduled 4 weekday evenings (Monday through Thursday) from 5:30 PM-9:30 PM and approximately 10 Saturdays' throughout the class. 

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Requirements for Applying to the Academy

  1. Application (applicants must be 18 years of age) $35.00 Application Fee 
  2. Control Sheet
  3. Copy of Driver's License
  4. Copy of Social Security Card
  5. Copy of Birth Certificate/Passport/Naturalization Card
  7. Driver History  (Full or Certified)
  8. Grade Release Form
  9. Health Insurance Card/Signed Waiver Form
  10. High School Diploma/Transcript/GED Certificate
  11. Medical Exam (with drug screening attached)
  12. Personal and Professional History Information
  13. Vision Exam
  14. 2 Letters of Reference 


Tests that will be scheduled for applicants are as follows:

1. Physical Fitness Agility Test ($45.00 Fee)   (See Police Academy Calendar for dates)

2. Psychological Report (MMPI)  ($115.00)       (See Police Academy Calendar for dates) 

3. Nelson Denny Reading Comprehension Test  (See Police Academy Calendar for dates) 


90 days prior to start date of class, all pertinent documents must be submitted to the Academy. All testing requirements as well as interview must be completed 30 days prior to start date.


To apply online for the Police Academy click on Apply for Police Academy Admission