The Municipal Police Officers’ Education & Training Commission was established in 1974 to establish certification and training standards for Municipal Police Officers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Commission staff, consisting of employees of the Pennsylvania State Police, also oversees training and certification of Lethal Weapons Agents (Act 235), the certification of schools and instructors for both programs, and 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

A list of LEGAL UPDATES contains the most recent court rulings and legislative actions effecting municipal police officers.


The Training and Certification System (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, and instructors now have the ability to check the status of applications and update personal information within their profile by logging on as a Public/Guest User 


    Training Material for the TACS System

    For questions and concerns please email the MPOETC Support Staff.