Lackawanna College Police Academy to Offer Weekend Classes

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The Lackawanna College Police Academy has announced that it will offer a part-time weekend program for its Basic Municipal Police Officers Training program, commonly referred to in Pennsylvania as ACT 120. The program will accommodate non-traditional students with family and career responsibilities.

The Academy has trained generations of law enforcement professionals, and Lackawanna remains the only private college in northeastern Pennsylvania to provide Act 120 training in the state-regulated municipal police training program.

The new Police Academy Weekend Program allows the Academy to respond to the growing need for trained police officers in municipalities across Pennsylvania.

 “The Academy has a proud history of training law enforcement professionals in our region and beyond,” said Lackawanna College Director of Academy Operations John Chilleri. “The Weekend Program allows individuals who have work and family commitments the opportunity to attend the Academy and begin a career as a municipal police officer in the state of Pennsylvania.”

The Municipal Police Officers Training Program Training program will start on Feb. 23, 2019 and will be conducted on three weekends (Saturday/Sunday) each month and one weekday evening a month from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Wednesday or Thursday). The program will end in March 2020.

The “Weekend Program” will take approximately 18 months to complete the required 940 hours of state mandated training, including 27 tests beginning February 23, 2019 in Hazleton or July 13, 2019 in Scranton.

To submit an application for the Lackawanna College Police Academy, email Denise Boyle, Academy Admissions Representative, at