Potential Police Officers Train Through Pilot Program

Published 08/23 2014 06:39PM

Updated 08/23 2014 10:04PM

August 23, 2014

A new Mercyhurst University program is training and testing potential police officers for our area.

150 aspiring police officers met at Harbor Creek High School to be part of a pilot program. The men and women interested in working for police departments in Erie and surrounding counties were put through a rigorous agility training session.

The Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Police Testing Consortium will alleviate costs. 23 local agencies will now use the program as a means of hiring qualified candidates. Those who pass Saturday's testing will go on to take a written test in two weeks.

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