Police Academy/Act 120

Learn about Police Academy/Act 120 training at HACC’s Law Enforcement Complex (Piccola)


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 PLEC Act 120.

In 2022, we will only host one full-time police academy (the 121st), which will allow us to return to our traditional Jan./July start dates for full-time academies in 2023. To accomplish this, the 121st Academy will NOT start in March, but will now run from May 31 through Dec. 2, 2022. The application process for the 121st Academy opened on Dec. 1, 2021 and will now be extended, closing at midnight on May 13, 2022. You must attend an Act 120 Zoom information session in order to be able to apply for any of our academies. The next part-time class will start in January 2023, as well as the 122nd Academy. More information will be added later in the year.  Please email policetrng@hacc.edu to register for one of the Zoom sessions listed below to obtain more information about the Act 120 program. Once you complete a session and decide you wish to apply for one of these classes, you will email the MPOETC School Director Beth Dombrowsky at pbdombro@hacc.edu to be added to the list to receive enrollment information for the online application process (via D2L). The cost to apply is $65, which includes an application fee and your initial entrance testing fees. Please do not take ANY steps toward the application process until the process opens on the dates listed.

April 5, 2022 will be the last Zoom session for the May 31 Police Academy.  All Zoom sessions occurring after April 5, 2022 will be information seeking for the January 2023 full-time Police Academy.

  • 9/20/22 – 10 a.m.
  • 10/6/22 – 4 p.m.
  • 10/18/22 – 10 a.m.
  • 11/10/22 – 4 p.m.
  • 11/22/22 – 10 a.m.
  • 12/8/22 – 4 p.m.
  • 12/21/22 – 2 p.m.

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Police Academy Outline:

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