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 January 2021 Part-Time Police Academy application process will open on Oct. 1, 2020.  This class will start on Tuesday evening, Jan. 12, 2021.  There will be a mandatory orientation session held on Monday evening, Jan. 11, 2021.  If you have not attended a Zoom information session, please watch a recording of one utilizing this link:


After watching this information session, please contact us if you wish to enroll in the application process for this class.  Email policetrng@hacc.edu.  We will then send you the link to enroll in the online application process.

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.


You may also watch the recording of the Zoom information session provided above, if you are interested in the March 2021 Full-Time Police Academy.  That class will begin on March 22, 2021.  There will be a mandatory orientation session held on Thursday evening, March 18, 2021.  Once you watch the information session, please contact us if you're interested in enrolling in that application process.  It will open official on Dec. 1, 2020.  Email policetrng@hacc.edu