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.

The July 2020 Police Academy has been postponed until September 2020.  However, that application process is now closed.  We will not be accepting any further applications at this time.

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

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

Individuals who successfully complete the Act 120 Police Academy program may be eligible to receive up to 21 cedits, if they enroll in HACC's Criminal Justice Program.


For information on the January 2021 Police Academy classes, please email policetrng@hacc.edu.

Information Sessions will be scheduled in early August 2020 for those interested in apply to the January 2021 classes.  That online application process will begin in September 2020.  If you would like to be invited to attend one of these sessions, please email policetrng@hacc.edu