The City of Allentown is home to one of the finest police training facilities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Allentown Police Academy has been in existence since 1959. Over 2750 officers from 155 different municipalities have been trained at our facility.
Our facility offers the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission's Act 120 Basic Recruit Training Program. This is a 754 hour training program geared for municipal police officers. The program consists of 18 subject areas. There are academic as well as hands-on training classes. Some of the classes you will have include: Criminal Law, Firearms, Defensive Tactics, First Aid, Patrol Procedures, and Investigations plus many more. You will be tested on the material presented. You must pass each test with a 75% or better to pass the course.
Classes usually begin in February and July of each year. Each session lasts for 21 weeks. Class hours are Monday - Friday, 7:45a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. In addition, there may be a few night classes per session, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Applications are due 4 months before the start of the desired class session.
The tuition is $4300 and is non-refundable. There are no student loans or grants available for the course other than the military GI Bill®. Tuition must be paid in full one month prior to class starting. In addition to the tuition, you are also responsible to purchase a uniform, physical training uniform, weapon, holster, duty belt, and testing fees.
We are currently accepting applications for the 100th Academy class beginning January 2017. Applications due October 1, 2016.Basic Requirements for the Academy are:
Send the application packet to: Allentown Police Academy, 2110 Park Dr., Allentown, PA 18103
Assistant Chief Glen Dorney
Sergeant Michael Becker
Assistant School Director
City of Allentown - 435 Hamilton Street - 610-439-5999