Current Academy Schedules

    • New IUP Full-Time Police Academy at California University of Pennsylvania -                The Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Criminal Justice Training Center (CJTC) would like to announce the opening of their new Act 120 Basic Police Officer full-time police academy, located on the campus of California University of PA (CalU). This new academy was developed with the cooperation of CalU’s Criminal Justice Department and IUP’s CJTC. Previously, IUP’s CJTC had conducted only a part-time academy at the CalU campus. Identifying a need for a more prominent presence in this region, both CalU and IUP developed a more cohesive partnership and decided to administer both a part-time and full-time academy at this location.

      Both universities recognize that in today’s environment police officers are called to possess higher levels of education and training. To respond to this need, an Associate in Applied Science Degree: Policing and Technology (AAS) has been developed and approved at CalU. Incorporated into this degree is one semester dedicated to the Act 120 - Basic Police Officer training program; thus, making the student more marketable by possessing not only an AAS, but also obtaining the Act 120 certification. The student also has the option of just taking the Act 120 certification without the classes associated with the AAS in Policing and Technology, or the student can take the AAS without the police academy. The AAS degree, with or without the academy training, will earn the student 61 credit hours. The academy-only option can provide the student with 15 college credits from either the full-time or part-time programs if the student later decides to attend classes offered by CalU’s Criminal Justice Department.

      The first full-time class at CalU is tentatively scheduled to begin in June 2017. Entrance testing for this academy is scheduled to start during March 2017. For more information, contact either the IUP-CJTC director, Dennis Marsili, at 724-357-3988, e-mail; or the CalU Criminal Justice Department chair, Michael Hummel, at 724-938-4424, e-mail To begin the application process, log on to the IUP Criminal Justice Training Center website and request an application.
    • The next part-time academy is tentatively scheduled to begin at California University of Pennsylvania in September 2017. This academy will run for approximately 49 weeks. Classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Applications for this academy will be accepted beginning May 2017.
    • The next full-time academy at IUP’s main campus is scheduled to begin in July 2017, and will run for approximately 19 weeks. On-campus housing will be available for this academy. Housing information is included in the application packet. Students can also secure their own off-campus housing for this academy. Applications for this academy will be accepted beginning February 2017.
    • IUP Police Academy Carnegie-Mellon University Location Moving: The Criminal Justice Training Center would like all interested individuals who are planning to apply to the Part-Time Act 120 Basic Police Officer Training Program which IUP administers at Carnegie-Mellon University to be advised that this academy will be moving to a new Pittsburgh area facility in 2017. The exact location has not yet been determined; however, an active search is underway at this time. When a new location has been confirmed, it will be posted on the IUP CJTC website. In addition, if you would like to be placed on a list and sent a personal message when the new Pittsburgh location is confirmed, please contact Dennis Marsili, program director, at, or Dolores Karcher, secretary, at, and request to be placed on the cadet applicant list for the part-time Pittsburgh area academy. We expect the new Pittsburgh area part-time academy will take place sometime during the 2017 calendar year.

    Academy dates are tentative depending on enrollment numbers.

    If you are interested in any of these academies, please contact Program Director Dennis Marsili at 724-357-3988 or, or Program Secretary Dolores Karcher at 724-357-6943 or

    Additional regional Act 120 academy sites will be considered depending on student interest.