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Adult Johnstown Regional Police Academy

The Municipal Police Academy (MPS 0011), located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 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, students will earn a diploma and be eligible to apply through a municipality for municipal police certification. (Note: an articulation agreement is available with this program.)

Areas of Training

In an effort to stay current with changes and trends in the industry, the program curriculum may change during the program year and will include general training in:

  • 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)

Take the Next Step

We’re thrilled that you’ve decided to learn more about enrolling in our program! Please follow these steps to apply:

  1. Call the adult education career counselor at (814) 266.6073 x 233 or (814) 266.6073 x 201 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to schedule a tour and/or make a registration interview appointment.
  2. You must have a high school diploma or GED.
  3. Be prepared to bring the $100 registration fee with you to the registration interview. You must pay this non-refundable fee before your interview begins, as it secures your seat in class. We will deduct the $100 from your tuition once you begin your program.
  4. During the interview, a GJCTC adult education career will review school policies and procedures along with any entrance requirements you must complete. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the program and/or the school.
  5. After your interview, you should begin the application process for financial aid (if applicable).
  6. Once all requirements are met, you will receive a letter of acceptance from the supervisor of adult education.

Still have questions? Please call (814) 266.6073 x 233 or (888) 434.4436.