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
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