Westmoreland County Community College is accepting applications for its full-time Municipal Police Officers’ Training Academy which is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid- to late- summer.
The 970-hour academy trains students for police officer positions in Pennsylvania cities, boroughs and townships. Courses include: criminal law, police procedures, firearms, emergency vehicle operation, criminal investigations, laws of arrest, physical fitness and defensive tactics just to name a few. Successful completion of the academy makes the graduate eligible to receive 15 college credits that can be applied toward the Westmoreland Criminal Justice associate degree program, which can then be transferred to a four-year university. The academy is certified by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission.
The Westmoreland Police Academy cost is one of the most affordable in the Commonwealth at $4,950 which covers the educational costs associated with the program with the exception of uniforms and footwear. The academy features both male and female instructors with a collective 300 years of law enforcement experience.
The academy schedule is tentative at the moment; term start dates and times will be released once confirmed.