Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many staff members are in the department?
Our police division currently employs more than 130 sworn personnel. Our security division includes 63 Temple security officers and is augmented by 250 full-time equivalent security officers from Allied Barton Security Services, a contract security company.

Q: What is the patrol area of Temple Police on the Main Campus?
Our patrol zone extended from Susquehanna Avenue (north) to Jefferson (south) and between 9th Street (east) to 18th Street (west). Within our campus patrol area there are two transit stops for the Broad Street subway transit system and the Regional Rail station located at 915 West Berks Street.Main Campus Patrol Zone map

Q: Does Temple have an emergency system?
Temple University has various systems in place for communicating emergency information quickly. Some or all of the following methods may be activated in the event of an immediate threat on campus: text messaging, voice messaging, and/or e-mail. All e-mails to Temple students and employees will be sent to their Temple accounts; however, students and employees must register their cell phone numbers to receive text and voice messages.
For more information, please visit: http://www.temple.edu/safety/tuready/alert.html

Q: How do I anonymously report a crime?
Confidential reports of crime may be submitted by clicking on the Services navigation tab and completing the web form or calling 215-204-6493 or emailing police@temple.edu

Q: How can I find out the crime statistics for the University?
Annual crime statistics are compiled in compliance with state and federal law. You can view a PDF of crime-related statistics for the last three calendar years on each Temple University campus in the Security Reports section of our website or within our electronic version of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report on this website within the Crime Rates and Statistics section.

Q: How do I get fingerprinting for employment, the Bar Exam, etc?
As a courtesy to students, fingerprinting is performed by the department for valid usage such as jobs, internships, etc. by appointment only at our headquarters located at 1101 W. Montgomery Avenue. Individuals can schedule appointments by calling 215-204-1909. Groups can schedule apointments by emailing Monica Hankins Padilla.