Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) was
statutorily created by Act 120 of 1974 (53 P.S. 740-749) in response to a
federal study urging improved standards and goals in police training. The
Commission was charged with establishing and administering the Municipal Police
Officers' Education and Training Program, and responsibility for administration
of the program was given to the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP).
- Oversees the training and certification requirements of
municipal police officers under Act 120. Officers require certification by the
Commission prior to enforcing the Crimes Code, moving violations of the Vehicle
Code, or carrying a firearm.
- Conducts annual inspections of certified academies that deliver
municipal police officer training programs and investigates academies failing
to comply with regulatory standards.
- Oversees certification of the certified municipal police
instructors who provide basic and in-service instruction through certified
Administers the Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEE)
program which provides police departments and individual officers several
options to satisfy their 12-hour annual in-service training requirement. MPOETC
normally develops some courses and reviews, approves, and tracks additional
CLEE courses that have been recommended by the Chiefs of Police and certified
training academies as elective training.
Administers the Lethal Weapons Training Act (LWTA) program for the
Pennsylvania State Police in accordance with Act 235 of 1974, which requires
anyone carrying a lethal weapon (as defined in the Act) in conjunction with his
or her employment, unless exempted, to receive training and meet certification
- Conducts annual inspections of the certified schools conducting LWTA
classes and investigates schools failing to comply with regulations.
- Oversees certification of certified LWTA schools and instructors
providing basic and refresher training through certified LTWA schools.
- Administers aspects of Retired Law
Enforcement Officers Identification Act (RLEIA) including certifying firearms
instructors, managing qualification cards, tracking annual qualifications,
processing money orders, and logging Instructor and Sheriff Office reports.
Robert Evanchick - Jacob A. Bierling, Jr. - Richard M. Bosco - Bart E. Burne, Ed.D. - Robert J. Carroll - Christopher J. Delozier - Beth Dombrowsky - Stewart J. Greenleaf - Douglas E. Grimes - Barry J. Jozwiak - William J. Kelly - Richard W. Long, Esq. - Guy A. Salerno - Ronald L. Stern - Christopher M. Werner