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Criminal Justice Training Programs, a division of the Temple University Department of Criminal Justice, is an interdisciplinary unit that has conducted professional development programs for a variety of criminal justice agencies and occupations since 1968. Today, over 3,000 criminal justice professionals attend programs offered by CJTP each year including police officers, deputy sheriffs, state constables, legislative security officers, magisterial district court staff, school resource officers, park rangers, and crime prevention specialists. Other activities include continuing education programs for agencies allied to the criminal justice system, and the development of curricula including distance-learning. For the latest news and developments, please see the announcements below.

Temple T icon Updated! Fall 2014 Temple University Police Academy (PA Act 120)
ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2014-09-19

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Starts: Monday, October 27, 2014 (Please note date)

Location: Temple University Ambler Campus

Tuition & Information: 2014 TUPA Information Packet for Download [PDF]

Application: 2014 TUPA Application for Download [PDF]

Information: (267) 468-8605 or

Temple University Police Academy is accepting applications for the next academy class that begins on October 27, 2014. The academy includes over twenty weeks of professional instruction and skills development. It is designed to prepare women and men to obtain employment and certification as municipal police officers in Pennsylvania. For further information, please e-mail or call (267) 468-8600 or (267) 468-8605.

UPDATED (9/18/14): The Temple University Police Academy will be conducting physical fitness entrance tests on September 22nd, for the upcoming Academy.  Tests will start at 1000hrs and applicants are to report to West Hall room 122.  Applicants are to contact Chris Willard, Training Coordinator, at 264-468-8600 or e mail at to register for a test date or with questions. 

Temple T icon IN THE NEWS... Bristol Township Hiring Public Safety Director to Head Police Department
ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2014-09-08

Bristol Township

Bristol Township is on the search for a public safety director. The township announced Thursday that it is accepting applications for the new position that will manage the township’s $14 million annual police budget for 76 full-time positions which will include 61 officers by next year.

Full article: Bristol Township

Temple T icon NEW! Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice and Survival
ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2014-09-03

Behind the Badge

Temple University Law Enforcement Academy and Police Academy are sponsoring a viewing of
Heroes Behind the Badge
Sacrifice & Survival

Thursday, September 11th at 5:00pm
in the Student Lounge in Bright Hall.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, download the flier Behind_the_Badge_Flier.pdf

Temple T icon NEW! Job Posting
ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2014-09-03

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Job Posting for Sept/14:

Bristol Township Police Department

Description: CJTP will periodically post career opportunities as these become available to us. Job postings can be located here.

Temple T icon NEW! State Constables Certification Education and Training System (CCETS)
ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2014-09-01


This summer, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency (PCCD) introduced the Constables Certification, Education and Training System (CCETS). This new, powerful information system was designed from the ground up to provide a portal to access Act 49 Certification information and to enroll in Basic, Firearms and Continuing Education classes. Constables are strongly encouraged to create an account and register for classes on-line through the CCETS website.

The direct link is:

Temple T icon "Life Alongside the Badge: Families What to Expect" Presentation
ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2014-06-30

Attached is a flyer announcing the Temple University CJTP/Police Academy  sponsoring of a presentation by Officer Beth Sanborn, Lower Gwynedd Twp Police Department. The program is titled "Life Alongside the Badge' and features real-life expectations family and friends of police officers may expect during an officer's career. This program was present last year with great success.

The presentation is open to the general public and will take place in the lower level lounge in Bright Hall, Wednesday, 7/2/2014. Starting time is 6PM. Members, families of our Police and Park Ranger academies, Criminal Justice students and staff are welcome to attend. 

Temple T icon Fall 2014 Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (SLETP) at Temple University
ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2014-07-21

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Description: Temple University Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (SLETP) is a rigorous 13-week program consisting of more than 500 hours of professional instruction designed to prepare and enable students to obtain employment with the National Park Service as a Seasonal Type II law enforcement ranger. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded academic credit and a certificate of completion. A public celebration that recognizes the significance of their achievement will include a formal graduation ceremony.

Our Fall session is scheduled to start on August 25, 2014. This the next available class for which we expect to have openings, and both are contingent on sufficient enrollment. For more information regarding physical requirements, housing, or other program qualifications, please call the Academy office at 267-468-8600 and ask to speak with our program staff.  We will be pleased to assist you with specific questions or guide you in your decision to apply. Interested in knowing more about the physical fitness component or payment options or Temple's unique program, then visit the helpful links below and read our SLETP newsletter...

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Physical Efficiency Battery

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ANPR - Association of National Park Rangers

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Veterans Educational Benefits


Temple T icon Active Shooter Course for Deputy Sheriffs
ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2014-01-07

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Registration: Active Shooter Training Bulletin for Download [PDF]

Information: (267) 468-8600

Description: During 2014 and 2015, Temple University CJTP will host nine (9) Active Shooter Courses for Deputy Sheriffs. The classes are sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) and will be offered regionally throughout the Commonwealth. This basic level course of instruction is designed to prepare the first responder to search, locate, and engage the active shooter.  The course curriculum includes moving in hallways, threshold evaluation, concepts and principles of team movement, room entry techniques, pre-crises site assessment and preparation, and educating your civilian population on active shooters and a civilian response. Please Note: Class size is limited, so please reserve your seat early by contacting the course coordinator listed on the registration form above.


Temple T icon In the News! Kathleen Gahagan: Temple University Police Academy Graduate, Sworn-In at the Lower Salford Police Department
ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2013-10-03

Kathleen Gahagan, Graduate of Class 12-01 iconKathleen Gahagan, Graduate of Class 12-01, as she is sworn in at the Lower Salford Police Department in July, 2013.

Kathleen Gahagan, Graduate of Class 12-01 iconClick the image above for the full article.






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