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To obtain an application or to schedule an Informational Session please email us at 
Scranton Full-time
 March 2020
Scranton Part-time 
Hazleton Full-time
January 20, 2020 
Hazleton Part-time Weekend
May 2020


Full-time classes meet Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Courses last approximately 8 1/2 months.

Part-time classes meet 4 evenings per week from 6:00pm-10:00pm and the occasional weekend.

Weekend classes are held 3 weekends per month. One evening course per month will also be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Weekend courses last approximately 18 months.


**Classes and mandatory community service will be scheduled on weekends or evenings as needed.**


Cutoff dates for applications require a FULL and COMPLETED application 45 days BEFORE class begins to ensure there is allotted time to come through testing.**

   Cost of the program is $8500.00


Housing is available in the Scranton location only. Please call (570) 504-1760. Space is limited and a dormitory room cannot be guaranteed.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Those interested call 570-961-7826 to inquire. 

Informational Sheet

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. ***
Scranton Full-time
March 2020
Scranton Part-time
Hazleton Full-time
January 2020 
Hazleton Part-time
May 2020- Weekend Program  
**cutoff dates for applications require a FULL and COMPLETED application 45 Days before class start date**

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
  7. Driver History Report printed out via (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. 5 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)