Upper St. Clair Township

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Citizens Police Academy

The Upper St. Clair Police Department started hosting a Citizens' Police Academy for residents in 1998. The Academy classes, which are usually held in the fall, are conducted at the Police Department once a week for seven weeks. The course syllabus includes instruction and scenario-based training on various aspects of law enforcement.

Objectives include:

  • An overview of the criminal justice system
  • Local ordinances, crimes, and vehicle code issues
  • The U.S. Constitution and citizens' rights
  • Firearms safety, use of force, and defensive tactics
  • Patrol procedures, traffic stops, speed enforcement, and officer safety
  • Criminal, drug, and gang investigations
  • Domestic crimes, custody disputes, and missing children
  • The role of the District Attorney and the District Court
  • Local crimes, current investigations, programs, and public issues

TO ENSURE OUR DEPARTMENT IS ABLE TO PROVIDE A SAFE and COMPREHENSIVE CITIZENS' POLICE ACADEMY, WE HAVE ELECTED TO POSTPONE OUR 2021 CLASS. 

It is our hope that COVID-19 cases will begin to decline and we will be able to provide a more hands-on course in the fall of 2022. Please continue to monitor this page if you are interested in the program; updates will be published accordingly.  

 
If you have questions or need further information, contact the Police Administration office, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 412-833-1113.