Join the Pittsburgh Police for an opportunity to train, learn and experience what it is like to be a police officer in our simulated policy academy!
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is offering an opportunity for students, free of charge, to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau. The Pittsburgh Student Police Academy (SPA) will bring members of the Pittsburgh Police and high school youth together in a setting that offers a sample of police training and operations to each student. The Fall 2019 session of the SPA will begin on Wednesday, October 10, 2019.
Students will receive three hours of training ,once a week for 10 weeks, in many of the varied functions of law enforcement. They’ll experience some of the highlights of police training and will be exposed to the operations of the police bureau. A great opportunity for anyone considering a career in law enforcement or just wondering how and why police do what they do!
Participants are taught the basics of criminal law, search and seizure, patrol tactics, firearm safety and many other subjects. They’ll learn about the processing of a crime scene, how the Emergency Operations Center operates and are exposed to many of the specialty police units, including Bomb Squad, K-9, SWAT and Narcotics among others. In addition, Student Police Academy participants will also meet and talk with many of the street officers, command staff and police training personnel that serve their communities All this takes place in a safe and entertaining training environment. Instructors are law enforcement professionals who teach both veteran and recruited police officers. Students will leave with a greater understanding of the police mission and with an increased ability to see how the police serve the community.
Classes will be held at Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 . Registration closes Oct. 4, 2019. The Academy will be held each Wednesday evening, from 6:00 PM—9:00 PM for 10 weeks. Class size is limited to 25 participants. Interested students must complete the application/permission slip and send their application to John Tokarski, City of Pittsburgh—Department of Public Safety.