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The City of Allentown is home to one of the finest police training facilities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Allentown Police Academy has been in existence since 1959. Over 3000 officers from 187 different municipalities have been trained at our facility.
Our facility offers the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) Act 120 Basic Recruit Training Program. This is a 919 hour training program geared for municipal police officers. The program consists of 20 subject areas. There are academic as well as hands-on training classes. Some of the classes you will have are: Criminal Law, Vehicle Code, Firearms, Defensive Tactics, First Aid, Patrol Procedures and Investigations, plus many more.
There are 27 written tests plus several practical tests that you must pass.
Classes begin in the months of January and July.
Class hours are Monday – Friday, 0730 – 1730 hours daily. In addition there are a few night classes – 1800-2000 hours. 100% attendance is required.
The tuition is $6000 and is non-refundable. There are no student loans or grants available for the course unless you are a veteran. Our program is approved for Veterans Education Benefits. Tuition must be paid in full two weeks before class starts.
Other expenses you will have are: uniforms (classroom and physical fitness), handgun and related gear, and testing fees.
All areas must be satisfactorily completed to gain admission. The Allentown Police Academy’s School Director and/or the Allentown Police Department’s Chief of Police will have the final decision on all admission.
City of Allentown - 435 Hamilton Street - 610-439-5999