Johnstown Police Regional Academy

808 Hours - Program begins mid-September and ends mid-August.

Daily Schedule 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Monday through Thursday


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The Municipal Police Academy (MPS 0011), located in Johnstown, PA, is a certified unit of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (Act 120). Successful completion of the approved curriculum will permit the graduate to test for a Commonwealth Municipal Police Training (MPT) number required of all municipal police officers in Pennsylvania. An MPT number is essential for employment in almost all basic and many related law enforcement occupations. Cadets will be eligible for waiver certification for Act 235, armed security guard. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible to apply through a municipality for municipal police certification. At program completion, the student is awarded a diploma. (Note: an articulation agreement is available with this program.)

*General Areas of Training:

  • Introduction to the Academy
  • Introduction to Law Enforcement in PA
  • Physical and Emotional Readiness
  • Laws and Procedures
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Motor Vehicle Law Enforcement
  • Accident Investigation
  • Motor Vehicle Collision Investigation
  • Patrol Procedures and Operations
  • Principles of Criminal Investigation
  • Human Relations Crisis Management
  • Families in Crisis
  • Basic Firearms Course
  • Operation of Patrol Vehicles
  • Report Writing
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Handling Arrested Persons
  • Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training (OCAT)

*Please call (814) 266-6073, ext. 133 to schedule an appointment to register. In an effort to stay current with changes and trends in the industry, program curriculum may change during the program year. Tuition and related program fees are also subject to change