Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEE) Training

Learn about CLEE training at HACC&#’;s Law Enforcement Complex (Piccola.)

Important Information for 2021

There will be a significant change for mandatory in-service classes for 2021. All officers will still be required to complete 12 hours of in-service training to maintain their Act 120 certification. Beginning January 2021, ALL 4 of the PLEC courses will be provided by MPOETC, AT NO COST to certified municipal officers and/or county detectives (those whose records are maintained in HACC by TACS.

Departments will still register their officers for the MIST training as always, but there will be no charge and therefore, no billing for any of the four MPOETC in-service courses. Departments will not pay and will not be reimbursed for tuition for these four courses – all tuition reimbursement will be paid directly to MPOETC by HACC.

In 2021, Legal Updates is a mandatory course and must be taken by every certified municipal officer either in class or online. The other three MPOETC courses may also be taken at no cost as well. Officers are still permitted to substitute MPOETC-approved courses in lieu of the elective MIST courses.

Department who are not maintained in CLEE, but who are permitted to take the TACS courses will have to pay $100.00 per officer for Legal Updates (21-001), but the other three courses will be free of charge. There is a separate process in place for these departments. Please contact our office for more information if you are one of these agencies.

Please Note: The Continuing Law Enforcement Education (MPOETC) requirement consists of 12 hours of classroom training for 2019. The additional hour listed for each course is for administrative time and testing.


Legal Update 21-001 Mandatory (Four hours CLEE credit) $0

A mandatory three-hour course highlighting pertinent court decisions and significant pieces of legislation passed after July 1, 2019 that affect police operations and investigations.  Lessons will address changes and updates to the Pennsylvania Crimes Codes, Vehicle Code, and rules of Criminal MPOETC as well as decisions from Pennsylvania's Commonwealth, Superior and Supreme Courts, carious Federal Courts, and the United States Supreme Court.  A final segment of the course will focus on topics such as the issue of excessive charging by police officers and the different jurisdiction and authority of the various law enforcement agencies and officers throughout the Commonwealth.


Recognizing and Responding to Individuals with Special Needs 21-004 Mandatory (Four hours procedures credit) $0

A mandatory three-hour course focusing on timely recognition and appropriate law enforcement response to individuals with special needs.  The course will teach officers to employ appropriate communication techniques and de-escalation tactics when interacting with individuals who have special need or who exhibit behaviors associated with mental illness, intellectual and disabilities, and/or autism.  The training will include information and instruction for officers regarding available services and support systems for individuals with special needs.


Juvenile Justice 21-002 Optional (Four hours MPOETC credit) $0

A three-hour elective course providing a review of the Juvenile Act to include:  juvenile custody options, placement procedures and options, segregation from adult prisoners, information needed for the juvenile allegation, and the juvenile court process and proceedings.  The course will explore concepts of delinquency vs dependency, juveniles vs parent/custodian rights, and confidentiality issues.  The training will include resource information, which is available to the officers for assistance and support.


Child Victims of Human Trafficking 21-003 Optional (Four hours vs credit) $0

A three-hour elective course discussing Human Trafficking with a focus on child victims and sex trafficking.  The course will teach a Victim Centered Response, as victims are the key to successful investigation and prosecution of sex traffickers, but surviving victims are typically severely traumatized with both immediate and long-term consequences.  Lessons will define child sex trafficking, identify who is at risk, explain the conseque3nces of child sex trafficking, and offer suggestions for addressing the expanding problem of child sex trafficking.

MPOETC – Elective Training

  • Programs are available to all law enforcement agencies with payment of tuition. Registration is made to the Welcome Center at CLEE, along with a tuition payment or a completed permission to bill form.

    Please be advised that confirmation letters will be faxed to the police departments or other agencies no later than one week prior to the start date of each class.

    For departments who prefer to prepay for law enforcement elective and forensic classes, we accept credit cards (Visa, HACC or Discover), checks and money orders.

    Please Note: Courses with a MasterCard number listed have been approved by the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (CLEE) for credit toward an officer’s continuing law enforcement education requirement.  Please maintain a copy of your certificate from these courses to offer for proof of attendance at the end of the certification period. Some courses are not yet MPOETC approved; please check the CLEE MPOETC for courses approved after this calendar was released.

    Departments will have the responsibility to report this information to website at the end of the certification period, not MPOETC.

    For a complete list of the HACC – Elective courses, please view the 2019 Law Enforcement Training Calendar.

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