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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 750 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.

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First Semester - 17 Credits

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 105
Physical & Emotional Readiness
This course covers physical fitness training and stress management. Class emphasis is on physically preparing students to meet the State Police and Training Commission standards for municipal police physical fitness. The class promotes development of life-long physical activity. 1-3-2
PLIC 120
Laws and Procedures
This course covers such topics as criminal law, constitutional law, laws of arrest, civil laws, liquor laws, controlled substance law, search and seizure, and environmental crimes. 5-3-6
PLIC 128
Defense Tactics&Arrested Persons
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. 1-6-3
PLIC 135
Motor Vehicle Law and Accident and
In this course, the PA Motor Vehicle Code is studied in detail including DUI Enforcement/Impaired Operator/Intoxilyzer Operation. Collision investigation, collision scene traffic direction, and control of hazardous materials are also covered. 3-3-4

Second Semester - 18 credits

PLIC 145
Patrol Procedures and Operations
This course will cover the role of the patrol in policing the community including procedures, activities and incidents, monitoring and controlling vehicular and pedestrian traffic, vehicle stop techniques, roadblocks and barricades, crimes in progress, crowd control and civil disorder, and crime prevention and reduction. 2-3-3
PLIC 155
Principles of Criminal Investigatio
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. Report writing and note taking as well as courtroom testimony and demeanor will be reviewed. 2-6-4
PLIC 160
Human Relations
This course discusses the perceptions of human behavior and discusses communication, cultural diversity, ethnic intimidation, and bias crimes. 2-0-2
PLIC 162
Crisis Mgmt. and Families in Crisis
This course deals with such topics as: behavior management, crisis intervention, dispute intervention, conflict management, recognizing special needs, and hostage situations, as well as juvenile law and justice. 3-0-3
PLIC 165
Basic Firearms
This course covers the basic information on handling, shooting, and maintaining firearms. It includes 72 hours of practice shooting on a combat range. 1-6-3
PLIC 167
First Aid & CPR
This course covers emergency response training. 1-3-2
PLIC 170
Operation of Patrol Vehicles
This course will instruct students in preventive patrol tactics and emergency vehicle operations. 0-3-1