Police Officer Updates

Training for Current Law Enforcement Officers

The  mandatory in-service program requires all municipal police officers to complete 12 hours of training, exclusive of administrative and examination time. There is two MPOETC mandated class in 2021 (Legal Updates) and (Recognizing and Responding to Individuals with Special Needs).

Westmoreland provides the instruction and the examinations and records the trainings as completed in the MPOETC officer training records. 

2021 Schedule

The 2021 schedule is now available. 

  • If you would like the schedule emailed to your department, please send me your department's email and I will send it out when it becomes available.  Email me at: newillf@westmoreland.edu

Training Locations

Classes are scheduled in  Ligonier, Latrobe, Rostraver, Vandergrift, North Huntingdon, New Kensington, Lower Burrell, Uniontown and Youngwood. Classes may be scheduled at additional locations provided there are a minimum of 14 officers per class.

Registration and Payment

To register for the mandatory in-service classes, call telephone registration at 1-800-262-2103, extension 4204 or 724-925-4204. Be prepared to provide the officer’s name, contact information (home address, etc.), course code of the desired class(es) and the name of the police department or school for SRO officers.

  • Registrations may be made by the individual police officers.
  • The cost to attend the 2021 MPOETC-sponsored Legal Updates class and Child Victims of Human Trafficking is $100 per officer. The remaining two classes are no charge.  Municipal departments will be paid for by MPOETC.
  • Non-municipal law enforcement agencies will be charged by Westmoreland County Community College.

Non-municipal Law Enforcement Agencies

Westmoreland has a list of non-municipal departments that are permitted to directly register with us for MIST 180 training. Contact Melissa Pratt at 724-925-4112 or prattmel@westmoreland.edu to confirm your department is pre-approved by MPOETC to attend MIST 180 courses.

If your department is not on the list, you need to contact Chris Clark, Director of Certification and Administration, at 717-346-4086 for approval to attend MIST 180 training. Once your department is approved by MPOETC to attend MIST 180 training, contact Westmoreland telephone registration at 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 or 724-925-4204 to register. The agency identified at registration will be invoiced for the training.

Thank you for partnering with Westmoreland County Community College for your training!