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To obtain an application or to schedule an Informational Session please email us at  boyled@lackawanna.edu
 
   
 

DORMS

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 919 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 $8500.00 and Financial Aid is available.

   
 **Pre-testing for any academy class begins at least two months prior to the start dates listed below. ***
 
 
The dates for 2018 are as follows:
 
Scranton: 
 Part Time: (Start Date) May 7,2018
Full Time: (Start Date) September 10, 2018
 
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 3-4 weekday evenings  from 5:30 PM-9:30 PM and Saturdays or Sundays as needed.
 
 
 
Hazleton: 
 Part Time: (Start Date) November 2018
Full Time:  (Start Date) July 16, 2018
 
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 (Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs from 5:30 PM-9:30 PM and Saturdays or Sundays as needed.
 

Gainful Employment

 
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Requirements for Applying to the Academy

  1. Application (applicants must be 18 years of age) $35.00 Application Fee 
  2. Copy of Driver's License
  3. Copy of Social Security Card
  4. Copy of Birth Certificate/Passport/Naturalization Card
  5. Criminal History Report printed out via epatch.state.pa.us
  6. {NOTE}  "ANY CONVICTION OF A MISDEMEANOR 2 OR ABOVE WILL AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFY YOU"
  7. Driver History Report printed out via www.dmv.pa.gov (Full or Certified)
  8. Grade Release Form
  9. Health Insurance Card/Signed Waiver Form
  10. High School Diploma/Transcript/GED Certificate
  11. Medical Exam by a Pennsylvania Licensed Physician
  12. 10 Panel Drug screen 
  13. Personal and Professional History Information
  14. Two Letters of Reference 

 

Tests that will be scheduled for applicants by the Academy are as follows:

1. Agility Testing ($45.00)

2. Nelson Denny Reading Comprehension Test (free)