Act 120 (Basic) Training
Our comprehensive, 919-hour program prepares you for certification to practice law enforcement within Pennsylvania. This training is mandatory for anyone wishing to become a police officer. It includes both classroom and practical instruction.
Basic training curriculum
|Introduction to the Academy||6|
|Introduction to Law Enforcement in PA||28|
|Laws and Criminal Procedures||119|
|Vehicle Code Enforcement||64|
|Patrol Procedures and Operations||105|
|Drug Law Enforcement||14|
|Responding to Special Needs||26|
|Operation of Patrol Vehicles||40|
|Physical and Emotional Readiness||84|
|Emergency Response Training||40|
|Handling Arrested Persons||24|
|Scenarios and Practical Exercises||40|
Note: If you successfully complete Act 120 and plan to enroll in Montco's Criminal Justice A.S. program, you may be eligible for up to 15 academic credits toward the completion of the degree. For more information please contact the Director of the Criminal Justice Program at 215-641-6428.