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 one MPOETC mandated class in 2020 (Legal Updates).

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

2020 Schedule

Due to Covid19, the dates of the update courses have changed.  It is our intention to add more fall classes starting in September.  Classes will have capacity limitations to promote social distancing.    Please check the revised schedule after July 15th.  

  • The schedule, course descriptions and additional information are included here.

Training Locations

Classes are scheduled in  Ligonier, Latrobe, Rostraver, Vandergrift, North Huntingdon, New Kensington, 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 2019 MPOETC-sponsored Legal Updates class is $60 per officer. The remaining three 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 Ms. Fisher at 724-925-4112 or fisherkar@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!