The Biever Family Police Scholarship Fund for ACT 120 Training
Jim was concerned about the availability of quality men and women from diverse backgrounds to serve as police officers as well as their ability to afford the costs of obtaining their Municipal Police Officer Education and Training (MPOETC) (Act 120). The Biever Family Police Scholarship Fund (BFPSF) was created to provide these funds to local municipalities to allow for the education and training of these qualified men and women. 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 consists of 20 members appointed by the Governor. Cadets enter the Police Academy at HACC’s Senator Jeffrey E. Piccola Law Enforcement Complex (PLEC) to obtain their certification.
The James Biever Criminal Justice Award
Jim wanted to support high school seniors who had a dream to work in Criminal Justice, just as he did. Because of the generous donations we have received, the Board of the BFPSF is honored to offer a one-time, $1,000 scholarship to Lebanon County High School Seniors who wish to pursue a career in Criminal Justice. We believe this scholarship belongs to someone who is passionate about using their voice to protect, serve and invoke change within our communities, but who needs help financially to receive their degree.