Police Technology Certificate
Credits Required: 35
(2017-2018 Academic Year)
The Beaver County Municipal Police Training Academy has teamed up with CCBC to provide the vocational training leading to certification in Police Technology.
The curriculum provides you with the 919 hours of training mandated by the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission in anticipation of employment as a municipal police officer.
This program is designed to meet the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission's instructional requirements for currently employed officers as well as those seeking employment in police enforcement. Topics covered during the two semesters include physical and emotional readiness; defense tactics and handling arrested persons; motor vehicle law; patrol procedures and operations; report writing and case preparation; basic firearms; and first aid and CPR.
Upon completion of this program, students newly hired as police officers can apply for a waiver of Act 120 schooling based on their successful completion of the Commission's criteria.
First Semester - 17 Credits
Introduction to the Academy & Intro
Introduces the student to the Academy, its mission, rules and regulations, and the role and function of the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC). Law enforcement in Pennsylvania and the PA Criminal Justice System are introduced including history and principles and ethic and moral issues. 2-0-2
This course covers such topics as criminal law, constitutional law, laws of arrest, civil laws, liquor laws, controlled substances law, search and seizure and environmental crimes. 5-0-5
Phys & Emotional Readiness I
This course covers physical fitness training, stress management & human relations. Class emphasis is on physical, preparing students to meet the State Police and Training Commission standards for municipal police physical fitness and promoting effective human interaction. The class also promotes development of life-long physical activity. 1-0-1
This course covers the use of force and the legal issues involved. It also reviews the practical application of tactical self-defense. 1-0-1
This course introduces the provision of the Vehicle Code and the enforcement capabilities and responsibilities police have within the guidelines of the law. 4-0-4
This course focuses on the responsibilities of an officer on patrol, including maintaining order, community relations, handling emergency situations and calls for service, responding to crimes-in-progress, conducting preliminary investigations and field interviews, securing crimes scenes and processing evidence, and investigating and responding to motor vehicle accidents. 3-2-4
Second Semester - 18 credits
This course will focus on the officer as the first responder, how to secure the crime scene, interviewing/interrogation, identifying and collecting evidence, and the identification of suspects. Various crimes will be discussed. 3-0-3
Physical & Emotional Readiness II
This course covers physical fitness training, stress management & human relations. Class emphasis is on physical preparing students to meet the State Police and Training Commission standards for municipal police physical fitness and promoting effective human interaction. The class also promotes development of life-long physical activity. 0-6-3
Def Tactics II & Hand Arrested Per
This course covers the use of force and the legal issues involved. It also reviews the practical application of tactical self-defense. The mechanics of arrest, restraint and control are reviewed including handcuffing, transporting prisoners, custody of the mentally ill, booking and lockup, booking and lockup of juveniles and special problems. 1-2-2
Responding to Special Needs
This course covers the impact a police officer's actions can have on someone with behavioral issues or in a mental health crisis. 1-0-1
This course covers emergency response training. 1-2-2
This course will instruct students in preventive patrol tactics and emergency vehicle operations. 1-2-2