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Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

The Law Enforcement Training Unit offers professional training. Our goal is to provide training that is economical, professional and responsive. We value:

  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Competency
  • Proficiency
  • Customer satisfaction

Learn about Law Enforcement at HACC and the training we offer.


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What training does the Law Enforcement Unit offer?

The Law Enforcement Unit offers a Basic Handgun Marksmanship and Safety for Civilians course.   

This class is eight hours. It is for civilians who want basic knowledge and hands-on experience with a handgun. The course will cover:

  • Legal topics. These include chapter 5 of the PA Crimes Code and Pennsylvania's Castle Doctrine.
  • Nomenclature
  • Cleaning
  • Safe handling and storage of a handgun

The live fire portion will cover basic fundamentals such as:

  • Proper stance
  • Grip
  • Sighting
  • Trigger control

To take this class, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have your own handgun and 50 rounds of manufacturer-approved ammunition. We do not allow re-loaded ammunition.
  • Have proper hearing protection, eye protection and a baseball-style hat

We hold classes at the Senator Jeffrey E. Piccola Law Enforcement Complex.

Tuition is $150. You must pay the full tuition amount when you register.

What dates do you offer the class?

Class is offered on the following dates:




March 7 & 8, 2015

1-5 p.m.


April 6 & 8, 2015

6-10 p.m.


May 16 & 17, 2015

1-5 p.m.


June 22 & 24, 2015

6-10 p.m.




How do I find more information?

How can I learn more about the Law Enforcement Training Unit?