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Current Academy Schedules

  • New IUP Part-Time Police Academy at Robert Morris University

    (Main Campus - Moon Township, PA)

    The IUP Criminal Justice Training Center wishes to announce its new part-time police academy located on the Robert Morris University Moon Twp. Campus. Previously, this academy was located on the campus of Carnegie-Mellon University, but has now moved to Robert Morris University. This academy allows for qualified individuals to participate in the PA Act 120 Basic Police Officer Training Program, which will certify graduates as Municipal Police Officers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The part-time training schedule is designed for working individuals looking for weekday evening and weekend training times. The academy classes will meet on two weekday evenings from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and one weekend day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The duration of the program is approximately 49 weeks until graduation.

    Applications are being accepted immediately to enroll in this part-time program. The tentative start date for this academy is set for August 7, 2017. If interested, either log on to the IUP Criminal Justice Training Center website and request an application, or call 724-357-3988 for more information.

    Along with the traditional 49 week-long police academy, IUP and Robert Morris University will also offer the PA Act 165 Partial Waiver Police Academy at the Moon Twp. campus. This program is for military police veterans and federal law enforcement personnel who wish to obtain certification as Pennsylvania municipal police officers. The program is shorter in length since the participants will already possess much of the same training offered in the regular police academy. The Act 165 program has a similar schedule as the traditional academy, two weekday evenings from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and one weekend day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This program is tentatively scheduled to start on June 20, 2017. If interested, either log on to the IUP Criminal Justice Training Center website and request an application, or call 724-357-3988 for more information.

    New IUP Full-Time Police Academy at California University of Pennsylvania

    The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Criminal Justice Training Center 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 Pennsylvania. 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 June 5, 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 dmarsili@iup.edu; or the CalU Criminal Justice Department chair, Michael Hummel, at 724-938-4424, e-mail hummel@calu.edu. To begin the application process, log on to the IUP Criminal Justice Training Center website and request an application.

    Next Part-Time Academy

    The part-time academy that was scheduled to begin at California University of Pennsylvania in September 2017 is indefinitely suspended at this time.

    Next Full-Time Academy

    The next full-time academy at IUP’s main campus is scheduled to begin in January 2018. 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 September 2017.

    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 dmarsili@iup.edu, or Program Secretary Dolores Karcher at 724-357-6943 or dkarcher@iup.edu.

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