Centre County Citizens Police Academy registration is full


Registration for this Citizens Police Academy is full

The Centre County Citizens' Police Academy is an excellent program that gives the community a chance to learn what police do, how, and why. Whether you're working toward a career in law enforcement, are fascinated by the science behind police investigations, or just want to better understand the people behind the badge, this opportunity is for you.

Jointly offered by the State College, Patton Township, Ferguson Township, and Penn State Police Departments, the academy is a free eight-week program. The Fall 2019 session will take place from 6 to 8 pm Tuesdays, September 24 through November 12. The academy is open to a maximum of 30 students.

Note: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must pass a background check to be accepted into the academy. The Centre County Citizens’ Police Academy seeks people from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds when selecting participants. Candidates from diverse ethnic backgrounds, cultural backgrounds, orientations, age groups, communities, and professions are encouraged to apply in order to enrich class discussions and strengthen community relationships. 

This program is not an accredited certification course to become a sworn police officer.

Approved applicants will be notified of locations.  

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Click on this State College Police on Twitter link to watch a video featuring police instructors and past participants about what they learned.