Criminal Justice Training Center

  • Simulated drill with officers and firearms at the Criminal Justice Training CenterIUP’s Criminal Justice Training Center offers training programs for police recruits and law enforcement personnel. 

    The training center prepares students for entry into the law enforcement field, serves federal/military law enforcement students eligible for the Act 165 Partial Waiver Training Program, provides in-service training to enhance skills of current law enforcement personnel, provides initial preparation for mandatory re-certification in lethal weapons training for security personnel, and prepares individuals for certification and annual re-certification as Pennsylvania State Constables.

    Become a Police Officer

    The CJTC offers Act 120: Municipal Police Academy certification program at three locations: the IUP main campus, Robert Morris University, and California University of Pennsylvania. With a mix of full- and part-time options, you can get your certification when it fits your schedule. Check the Current Academy Schedules to see when the program is offered at each location. 

    Get In-Service Training

    From mandatory trainings for current Pennsylvania police officers, to voluntary training to specialized training programs, the CJTC offers a number of options. Visit the Act 180: Mandatory In-Service and Non-Mandatory In-Service Training for course offerings and dates. 

    Pennsylvania State Constables

    Find a variety of Act 49 Pa. Constable Trainings, including mandatory basic firearms and optional trainings throughout 23 counties in northern and southwestern Pennsylvania. 

    Training Programs

    Get more information on our criminal justice training programs, including Act 120: Municipal Police Academy, Act 180: Mandatory In-Service, Act 165 Police Academy Partial Waiver Program, Act 49 Constable Training Program, and non-mandatory in-service training. 

    How to Apply or Request Information

    Learn how you can request an application for the Act 120 training.

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  • Simulated drill with officers and firearms at the Criminal Justice Training CenterIUP’s Criminal Justice Training Center offers training programs for police recruits and law enforcement personnel. 

    The training center prepares students for entry into the law enforcement field, serves federal/military law enforcement students eligible for the Act 165 Partial Waiver Training Program, provides in-service training to enhance skills of current law enforcement personnel, provides initial preparation for mandatory re-certification in lethal weapons training for security personnel, and prepares individuals for certification and annual re-certification as Pennsylvania State Constables.

    Become a Police Officer

    The CJTC offers Act 120: Municipal Police Academy certification program at three locations: the IUP main campus, Robert Morris University, and California University of Pennsylvania. With a mix of full- and part-time options, you can get your certification when it fits your schedule. Check the Current Academy Schedules to see when the program is offered at each location. 

    Get In-Service Training

    From mandatory trainings for current Pennsylvania police officers, to voluntary training to specialized training programs, the CJTC offers a number of options. Visit the Act 180: Mandatory In-Service and Non-Mandatory In-Service Training for course offerings and dates. 

    Pennsylvania State Constables

    Find a variety of Act 49 Pa. Constable Trainings, including mandatory basic firearms and optional trainings throughout 23 counties in northern and southwestern Pennsylvania. 

    Training Programs

    Get more information on our criminal justice training programs, including Act 120: Municipal Police Academy, Act 180: Mandatory In-Service, Act 165 Police Academy Partial Waiver Program, Act 49 Constable Training Program, and non-mandatory in-service training. 

    How to Apply or Request Information

    Learn how you can request an application for the Act 120 training.