Act 120 certificate
The Municipal Police Training Academy at Mercyhurst North East is one of 16 certified academies in the state and the only one in northwest Pennsylvania to offer Act 120 certification. This certification is required for many law enforcement jobs , including municipal police work. Upon completion of the training, graduates will be prepared for entry-level positions as police officers, deputy sheriffs, municipal authority officers, park rangers, and security guards. The Academy office is often contacted with job openings, which are posted for the police cadets. Recruiters from various agencies also come to the classroom.