Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEE) Training

Learn about CLEE training at HACC’s Senator Jeffrey E. Piccola Law Enforcement Complex (PLEC.)

Important Information for 2019

There will be a significant change for mandatory in-service classes for 2019. All officers will still be required to complete 12 hours of in-service training to maintain their Act 120 certification. Beginning January 2019, ALL 4 of the MPOETC courses will be provided by HACC, AT NO COST to certified municipal officers and/or county detectives (those whose records are maintained in TACS by MPOETC.

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 HACC by MPOETC.

In 2019, 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 CLEE-approved courses in lieu of the elective MIST courses.

Department who are not maintained in TACS, but who are permitted to take the MPOETC courses will have to pay $60.00 per officer for Legal Updates (19-001), 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 (CLEE) 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 19-001 Mandatory (Four hours MPOETC credit) $0

This is a three-hour Mandatory In-service Training (MIST) course. This course will discuss significant pieces of legislation passed after July 1, 2018 that affect police operations and investigations, specifically changes and updates to the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, Vehicle Code, and Rules of Criminal Procedure. The training program also addresses pertinent court decisions from the Pennsylvania Commonwealth, Superior and Supreme Courts, and the United States Court and other federal courts and explain legal issues directly impacting police procedures and the case preparation process.


Officer Safety – Traffic Stops 19-002 Optional (Four hours MPOETC credit) $0

This three-hour elective course reviews the skills required to perform a traffic stop with a focus on officer safety. Officers will review the practical application of basic concepts of how to affect an unknown risk vehicle stop. Method of approaching the violator vehicle will be reviewed in terms of best practices, keeping in mind officer safety features. A key component to be discussed will be how to read pre-attack clues and effectively communicate with people while maintaining a position of safety. Officers will also review standard skills to be used in a sudden physical attack. Officer safety issues, both physically and mentally will be an overriding theme.


Advanced Interview Techniques 19-003 Optional (Four hours MPOETC credit) $0

This three-hour elective course will sharpen the patrol officer’s interviewing skills by discussing when and how to apply advanced interviewing techniques while initially interacting with victims, witnesses and suspects. The training focuses on developing the skills of the patrol officer who takes interviewing seriously, practices good communication skills and embodies the characteristics that produce and effective interview.


Criminal Technology & Electronic Evidence 19-004 Optional (Four hours MPOETC credit) $0

This three-hour elective course will study how technology has changed over the past decade with a focus on what types of technology are most frequently used in criminal enterprise and how to investigate accordingly. Instruction will include what electronic evidence and/or investigative information is available, how to collect it and how to get it processed. The course will build on and update material provided in previous MIST courses 11-417 and 14-422.

CLEE – Elective Training

  • Programs are available to all law enforcement agencies with payment of tuition. Registration is made to the Welcome Center at HACC, 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, MasterCard or Discover), checks and money orders.

    Please Note: Courses with a CLEE number listed have been approved by the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) 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 CLEE approved; please check the MPOETC website for courses approved after this calendar was released.

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

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

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