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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 Methods of Instruction Course (Instructor Development for Police, Law Enforcement and Security Officers)

About: CJTP will be conducting a forty-hour Methods of Instruction Course the week of January 11th through 15th, 2016 at the Temple Ambler Campus.  The course is open to active and retired law enforcement and police officers, security officers, and criminal justice professionals. The class will meet from 0800-1600hrs each day and attendees will discuss classroom management, presentation techniques, types of presentations, course syllabus and exam design as well as participate in several class presentations.  This course does meet the MOI requirement to become certified as a MPOETC instructor in Pennsylvania. Tuition is $375 per person and it includes workbooks, class materials and light breakfast each morning.  Class size is limited to 15 attendees. Contact Chris Willard, Assistant Director, for registration instructions and additional information at 267-468-8600 or e-mail

Temple T icon Temple University Police Academy (PA Act 120)

About Temple University Police Academy: The Temple University Municipal Police Academy is proud to offer the professional training and skills development required for certification as a police officer under PA Act 120. Temple’s full-time, accredited program exceeds the state required curriculum and offers additional preparation that increases graduates’ effectiveness and career opportunities. Temple’s graduates have found employment in urban, suburban, transit, housing, capitol, campus and environmental police agencies. Training classes are offered during the day, and include some evening and weekend hours, allowing students to work efficiently towards their certificate of completion. An accelerated academy program allows authorized students with prior military/state/federal policing experience to count previously completed training towards their certificate.

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2015 (09/14/15 to 02/12/16) and Spring 2016 (dates TBA) classes.

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To assist prospective police academy students with their financial obligation to the University, a deferred payment student loan agreement may be offered with supporting evidence of need and fiscal approval.  Applicants interested in applying for a deferred payment agreement must apply in person to initiate this process, prior to the date when tuition payment is due.  To request more information or to make an appointment, contact: or call (267) 468-8605.

Temple T icon Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (SLETP) at Temple University

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About Temple University SLETP: The University College at Temple offers the National Park Service Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (SLETP) and a Certificate in National Park Service Management.  Temple offers the SLETP two times a year at its Ambler Campus with a maximum class size of 26 students.  Temple’s SLETP is a full-time, Federally-Accredited (FLETA) 13-week program consisting of more than 500 hours of instruction designed to prepare and enable students to obtain employment with the National Park Service as a Seasonal Type II law enforcement ranger. The curriculum places particular emphasis on visitor and resource protection, federal law and procedure, authority and jurisdiction, natural and cultural resource management, officer safety and survival skills, and physical conditioning.  Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded academic credit and a certificate of completion. A public celebration that recognizes the significance of their achievement includes a formal graduation and an awards ceremony for distinguished achievement in academics, marksmanship, driving, leadership, and physical fitness.

Information about our Fall 2016 session (August-December 2016) will be posted later this year. This the next available class for which we expect to have openings and is 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.  Please note: The materials and information posted below are dated 2015 and are subject to change in 2016.

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Physical Efficiency Battery

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ANPR - Association of National Park Rangers

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Veterans Educational Benefits

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

Temple T icon State Constables Certification Education and Training System (CCETS)


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.

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Registration: Active Shooter Training Bulletin for Download [PDF]

Information: (267) 468-8600

Description: Temple University CJTP is hosting Active Shooter Courses for Sheriffs and 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.




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 This page was last updated on 2015-10-08 .