Police Academy/Act 120

Learn about Police Academy/Act 120 training at HACC’s Senator Jeffrey E. Piccola Law Enforcement Complex (PLEC)

Municipal Police Academy/Act 120 Training
As the need for education and training of municipal police officers increases, the PLEC continues to meet this need as a certified law enforcement training center under the MPOETC Act 120.

How can I receive more information on Law Enforcement training programs at HACC?

Police Academy Outline:

  • Intro to the Academy and Law Enforcement
  • Intro to Law Enforcement in PA
  • Law and Criminal Procedures
  • Human Relations
  • Vehicle Code Enforcement
  • Patrol Procedures and Operations
  • Crash Investigation
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Drug Law Enforcement
  • Case Presentation
  • Homeland Security
  • Responding to Special Needs
  • Juveniles
  • Operation of Patrol Vehicles
  • Physical and Emotional Readiness
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Firearms
  • Emergency Response Training
  • Handling Arrested Persons
  • Scenarios and Practice Exercises

Cadets who complete the Police Academy are eligible for 21 academic credit hours if they enroll in the Criminal Justice program at HACC.


We are now accepting applications for the 117th Full-Time academy and the 21st Part-Time academy until Nov. 21, 2019.

117th Full-Time & 21st Part-Time Police Academy Application Packet (pdf)

117th Full-Time & 21st Part-Time Police Academy Application Information (pdf)

Police Academy General Information & Entrance Requirements  (pdf)

Dauphin Co Fingerprinting Services (pdf)

Financial Aid for the Police Academy FAQ (pdf)

Nelson-Denny Reading Test and MPOETC Fitness Standard Test Information (pdf)

Psychological Exam Form (pdf)

Physical Exam Form (pdf)