Pennsylvania Police Officer Training Programs and Schools

Career Information for Police And Sheriffs Patrol Officers in Pennsylvania

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Fast Facts for Police Patrol Officers in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Johnstown, Philadelphia and Erie
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: York, Harrisburg and Lancaster
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown

Salaries for Police Patrol Officers in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Philadelphia, Lancaster and Reading

Schools for Police Patrol Officers in Pennsylvania are listed below.

Selected Police Patrol Officers Schools in Pennsylvania

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  • Programs: BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation, MS in Criminal Justice - Law, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

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  • Programs: Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Law Enforcement, Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Generalist
  • Degrees: Bachelor

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  • Programs: Doctor of Management - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Human Services, more...
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Bachelor, Master
McCann School of Business & Technology
Allentown, Hazleton, Pottsville, Sunbury, Wilkes Barre

Whether preparing to enter the professional world or expanding your skills, education should be available wherever, whenever. With McCann you can rely on challenging programs, interesting curriculum, and a friendly educational environment.

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  • Programs: Criminal Justice - Associate in Specialized Business
  • Degrees: Associate

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Bachelor

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  • Programs: AAS in Justice Studies - Criminal Justice, BS in Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

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  • Programs: Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Diploma

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  • Programs: Criminal Justice (BS) (Online)
  • Degrees: Bachelor

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  • Programs: Criminal Justice (BS), Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

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  • Programs: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Bachelor
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More Pennsylvania Police Patrol Officers Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Albright College Reading Masters 2,233
Arcadia University Glenside Doctorate 3,592
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg Doctorate 8,745
Bucks County Community College Newtown Associate 9,649
Butler County Community College Butler Associate 3,656
Cabrini College Radnor Masters 3,108
California University of Pennsylvania California Masters 8,206
Cedar Crest College Allentown Masters 1,888
Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia Doctorate 2,062
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion Masters 6,795
Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh Associate 18,525
Community College of Beaver County Monaca Associate 3,194
DeSales University Center Valley Masters 2,898
Delaware County Community College Media Associate 10,816
Delaware Valley College Doylestown Masters 2,081
Drexel University Philadelphia Doctorate 20,682
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro Masters 7,686
Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown Masters 2,360
Gannon University Erie Doctorate 4,134
Harcum College Bryn Mawr Associate 947
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Harrisburg Associate 9,774
Holy Family University Philadelphia Masters 3,487
Immaculata University Immaculata Doctorate 4,057
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus Indiana Doctorate 14,018
Juniata College Huntingdon Bachelor 1,506
Keystone College La Plume Bachelor 1,796
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown Masters 10,295
La Roche College Pittsburgh Masters 1,499
La Salle University Philadelphia Doctorate 5,994
Lackawanna College Scranton Associate 1,502
Lebanon Valley College Annville Doctorate 1,936
Lehigh Carbon Community College Schnecksville Associate 7,184
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Lincoln University Masters 2,449
Lock Haven University Lock Haven Masters 5,241
Luzerne County Community College Nanticoke Associate 6,323
Lycoming College Williamsport Bachelor 1,429
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Mansfield Masters 3,338
Marywood University Scranton Doctorate 3,316
Mercyhurst College Erie Masters 4,253
Messiah College Grantham Bachelor 2,837
Montgomery County Community College-Central Campus Blue Bell Associate 9,184
Mount Aloysius College Cresson Masters 1,595
Neumann College Aston Doctorate 3,084
Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem Associate 7,912
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Johnstown Associate 1,358
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park Doctorate 43,252
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington Abington Bachelor 3,352
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Altoona Bachelor 4,034
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly Campus Uniontown Bachelor 1,119
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Middletown Doctorate 3,907
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill Schuylkill Haven Bachelor 940
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Lehman Bachelor 697
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Worthington Scranton Dunmore Bachelor 1,347
Point Park University Pittsburgh Masters 3,591
Reading Area Community College Reading Associate 4,682
Saint Francis University Loretto Doctorate 2,125
Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia Doctorate 7,542
Seton Hill University Greensburg Masters 1,991
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg Masters 7,765
South Hills School of Business & Technology State College Associate 661
Temple University Philadelphia Doctorate & First Professional 34,696
Thiel College Greenville Bachelor 1,219
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia Doctorate & First Professional 23,980
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford Bradford Bachelor 1,407
University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg Greensburg Bachelor 1,777
University of Scranton Scranton Doctorate 5,612
Valley Forge Military College Wayne Associate 181
Villanova University Villanova Doctorate & First Professional 10,470
West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester Masters 13,219
Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood Associate 6,239
Widener University-Main Campus Chester Doctorate 4,866
Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre Doctorate 5,114
York College Pennsylvania York Masters 5,720

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Police Patrol Officers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Police Patrol Officers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Police Patrol Officers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Altoona 230 $42740 0.84
Gettysburg 200 $73420 1.3
Harrisburg 1360 $63250 0.91
Carlisle 1360 $63250 0.91
Bloomsburg 150 $38040 0.74
Berwick 150 $38040 0.74
Johnstown 280 $35310 1.09
Chambersburg 210 $58180 0.78
Waynesboro 210 $58180 0.78
East Stroudsburg 240 $75740 0.91
Erie 630 $72240 1.05
Pittsburgh 4950 $58180 0.92
Reading 600 $64260 0.75
Lancaster 780 $71610 0.71
Lebanon 180 $62560 0.8
Scranton 1470 $48270 1.21
Wilkes 1470 $48270 1.21
Barre 1470 $48270 1.21
Hazleton 1470 $48270 1.21
State College 140 $71990 0.43
Williamsport 250 $54300 0.99
York 570 $63840 0.68
Hanover 570 $63840 0.68
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