PTCIUP Part-time Police Academy at Pittsburgh Technical College

(Main Campus - Oakdale, PA)

IUP offers the part-time Act 120 Program at Pittsburgh Technical College. This academy allows 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 46 weeks until graduation.

The part-time academy at Pittsburgh Technical College operates one session each year. The annual start of class is generally the second Saturday of each August. Applications are accepted each year starting in April. Entrance testing takes place from April through 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 Director Marcia Cole at 724-357-3987 or, or PTC Program Coordinator Thomas Rutowski at 412-287-8042 or for more information.


IUP logo 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 scheduled to begin the first Monday in January of each year. Applications are accepted starting in September through the last week of December before classes begin. The fall or second session tentatively begins the third Monday in June of each year. Applications are accepted beginning in 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 Director Marcia Cole at 724-357-3987,, or Program Coordinator Jason Batistig at 724-357-3988,

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 academy locations through IUP.

If you are interested in any of these academies, please contact Program Coordinator Jason Batistig at 724-357-3988 or or Program Secretary Dolores Karcher at 724-357-6943 or

Act 165 Waivers

Out-of-state law enforcement officers and Military Police officers who meet the standards MPOTEC has set forth are eligible to take an assessment test. Please visit the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission for further details.