The Criminal Justice Training Center prepares individuals for entry into the field of law enforcement, provides in-service training to upgrade the skills of current law enforcement personnel, provides initial preparation for mandatory recertification in lethal weapons training for security personnel, and prepares individuals for certification and annual recertification as Pennsylvania State Constables.
The center boasts a full-time police training academy on the IUP main campus and three regional part-time academy sites located at California University, Carnegie Mellon University, and IUP Punxsutawney. The Criminal Justice Training Center (CJTC) also offers services to the general public.
During the past year, the CJTC delivered occupational-specific training to approximately 3,800 criminal justice professionals throughout Pennsylvania.
The training center offers:
This training can only be offered through a school certified by the Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) in Hershey. Certified schools must meet the standards established by MPOETC regarding the curriculum, school policies, instructor certification, and even school environment. Find more information about MPOETC.
Call 800-303-2752 for more information on the Criminal Justice Training Center.