Announcement: Effective October 17, 2016, the TRS system is being replaced with the Training and Certification System (TACS). TACS is designed to support the business needs of our stake holders to include police department chiefs, Act 120 academy directors, and Act 235 school directors. Applicants, police officers, lethal weapons agents, instructors, and public users now have the ability to check statuses and update their personal information within their profile. 

    TACS System Links:

    TACS System

    Training material for the TACS system

    For questions and concerns please email the MPOETC Support Staff.

The Municipal Police Officers’ Education & Training Commission was established in 1974 to set certification and training standards for police officers employed by municipalities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Commission also oversees training and certification of lethal weapons agents (Act 235), certification of schools and instructors for both programs, and certified firearms instructors for the retired law enforcement identification program (Act 79). The duties, responsibilities, and authorities of the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission are contained in the amended versions of Act 120 and the associated Regulations.

Municipal Police Jurisdiction is defined and explained in 42 Pa C. S. §8951-§8954

LEGAL UPDATES contain the most recent court rulings and legislative actions effecting municipal police officers.