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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 23,  2020
Scranton Part-time
Tentative November 2020
Hazleton Full-time
January 21, 2020 
Hazleton Part-time
May 2020