Please complete the items below which also include all of the forms listed in the required documents under the Forms section. All forms must be dated within 6 months of the start of class, and should be printed single-sided, no staples, and returned to:
Penn Highlands Police Academy
c/o Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
101 Community College Way
Johnstown, PA 15904
ATTN: Police Academy Director
Note: If any items are missing, incorrect, or received after the deadline, your application will be returned.
Complete this application if you would like to apply for the Penn Highlands Police Academy.
You will be notified via email and/or telephone of your Pre-Entrance testing date, which includes the Reading Comprehension Test and the Physical Fitness Test. Please pack snacks and sports drinks or water, and wear PT clothes.
Reading Comprehension/Vocabulary Test - This test consists of a multiple-choice Nelson Denny Reading and Comprehension test which will last approximately one hour. Applicant must demonstrate the ability to read at a minimum 9th-grade level.
Physical Fitness Pre-Test – All applicants must pass, to the 30th percentile (Cooper Standards) of each listed event. The tested areas are timed and are gender/age-adjusted. The fitness test requirements are listed on page 19. Applicants must receive a passing score in each of the four tested areas.
Interview – After completion of an application, reading/vocabulary exam, fitness/psychological testing, you will be assigned an interview date. Please dress appropriately.
Tuition and other Academy Expenses - Tuition for the Police Academy is $6,500.00. Cadet uniforms, PT uniforms, and equipment will run approximately $750.00. Information on registering for the class and ordering uniforms will be given at your interview.