Training and Certification Programs
Municipal Police Academy
Lethal Weapons Training
In-service Police Training
In addition to its law enforcement, fire and other public safety training programs, the Public Safety Institute also offers instruction in another vital field: criminal justice. The associate degree program in criminal justice offered at Mercyhurst North East, with concentrations in crime and intelligence analysis and law enforcement, prepares students for careers in this high demand field. Learn more about the criminal justice program.
The degree can also be coupled with the Municipal Police Training Academy, which upon successful completion awards students Act 120 certification, required to become a municipal police officer in Pennsylvania.
Plus, all credits will transfer to virtually any four-year college or university, should students decide to take their education even further. The Mercyhurst Erie campus offers bachelor's degrees in criminal justice, as well as a master's degree in administration of justice.