Current Academy Schedules

  • IUP Part-Time Police Academy at Robert Morris University

    (Main Campus - Moon Township, PA)

    IUP offers one part-time Act 120 Program at 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 three weekday evenings from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and one weekend day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The duration of the program is approximately 49 weeks until graduation.

    The part-time academy at Robert Morris University operates one session each year. The annual start for classes to begin is tentatively set for the second Saturday in August. Applications are accepted each year starting in April. Entrance testing taking place from April through to the first week in August of each year. If interested, either log on to the IUP Criminal Justice Training Center website and request an application, or contact Program Director Dennis Marsili at 724-357-3988 or dmarsili@iup.edu for more information.

    IUP Part-Time Police Academy at California University of Pennsylvania

    Both IUP and Cal U 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 (AAS) degree in Policing and Technology has been developed and approved at Cal U. Incorporated into this degree is two-semester dedicated to the Act 120 - Basic Police Officer training program, 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, if the student later decides to attend classes offered by CalU’s Criminal Justice Department.

    The part-time academy at Cal U conducts one academy class annually. The class schedule runs Monday through Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The class is tentatively set to begin on the third Monday in January of each year. Applications are accepted starting in the month of September through the second week of January before classes begin. Entrance testing takes place continually during the application time period. For more information, contact IUP-CJTC Program Director Dennis Marsili at 724-357-3988 or dmarsili@iup.edu. To begin the application process, visit the IUP Criminal Justice Training Center website and request an application.

    IUP Main Campus Full-Time Police Academy

    The full-time academy at IUP Main Campus conducts two academy classes annually. The spring, or first, session is tentatively set to begin classes on the first Monday in January of each year. Applications are accepted starting in the month of September through the last week of December before classes begin. The fall, or second, session tentatively begins the second Monday in June of each year. Applications are accepted beginning with the month of February through the first week of June before the start of classes. Entrance testing takes place continually during the above referenced application time periods. For more information, contact Program Director Dennis Marsili at 724-357-3988 or dmarsili@iup.edu. To begin the application process, visit the IUP Criminal Justice Training Center website and request an application. 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. 

    Academy dates are tentative depending on enrollment numbers. Financial aid is available for all three academy locations through IUP.

    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 Coordinator Marcia Cole at 724-357-3987 or Marcia.Cole@iup.edu.

    Act 165 eligible Partial Waiver cadets are also welcome to apply to any of the three locations.