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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.

 

Curriculum

First Semester - 17 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
PLIC 103Introduction to the Academy & Intro 2.00
PLIC 106Law & Criminal Procedure 5.00
PLIC 107Phys & Emotional Readiness I 1.00
PLIC 108Defensive Tactics I 1.00
PLIC 109Vehicle Code Enforcement 4.00
PLIC 112Patrol Proc & Operations 4.00

Second Semester - 18 credits

CodeTitleCredits
PLIC 151Criminal Investigation 3.00
PLIC 152Physical & Emotional Readiness II 3.00
PLIC 153Def Tactics II & Hand Arrested Per 2.00
PLIC 154Responding to Special Needs 1.00
PLIC 156Emerg Response Training 2.00
PLIC 157Oper of Patrol Vehicle 2.00

Course Descriptions

PLIC 103 - 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

PLIC 106 - Law & Criminal Procedure

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

PLIC 107 - 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

PLIC 108 - Defensive Tactics I

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

PLIC 109 - Vehicle Code Enforcement

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

PLIC 112 - Patrol Proc & Operations

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

PLIC 151 - Criminal Investigation

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

PLIC 152 - 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

PLIC 153 - 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

PLIC 154 - 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

PLIC 156 - Emerg Response Training

This course covers emergency response training. 1-2-2

PLIC 157 - Oper of Patrol Vehicle

This course will instruct students in preventive patrol tactics and emergency vehicle operations. 1-2-2