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 University Municipal Police Academy (PA ACT 120)
About: The Temple University Municipal Police Academy (PA ACT 120) offers the professional training and skills development required for certification as a police officer. Temple’s full-time, MPOETC-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 conservation/natural resource law enforcement 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 (PA ACT 165 waiver) allows authorized students with prior military, state, or federal policing experience to count previously completed training towards their certification. Thank you!
*****Important Announcement for TUPA class 17-02*****
Physical Fitness Test Dates are August 2, 2017, August 10, 2017 & August 17, 2017
All tests will begin at 0930hours and applicants are to report to Director Willard’s Office located in 122 West Hall.
Applicants must bring their driver’s license and proof of health insurance at that time. Portions of the test are conducted outside, so applicants should dress accordingly.
In order to be eligible to participate in the test, applicants must have submitted their on-line application, have had their MPOETC medical exam completed and submitted, as well as contacted Director Willard via e-mail at email@example.com to register for the test.
Fall 2017 Academy Dates:
- Application Deadline: August 14, 2017
- Program Dates: September 11, 2017 - February 23, 2018
- Applications can be completed on-line and are reviewed as soon as they are received.
- For more information about applying on-line, you may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or to speak to someone in person, please call (267) 468-8600.
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Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (SLETP) at Temple University
About : 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) 18-week program consisting of more than 700 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.
The August 2017 session is the next available class for which we expect to have openings and is contingent on sufficient enrollment.
The Next SLETP Classes:
August 14, 2017 – December 18, 2017
August 13, 2018 – December 17, 2018
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Mandatory In-Service Training(Mist) Act 180 at Temple University
About : Temple University is pleased to announce the Police Officers' In-Service Training (Act 180) program offered through the Temple University Police Academy. Classes are offered at two locations - Montgomery County and Bucks County. In Montgomery County, the classes are held at the Temple University Ambler Campus. In Bucks County, the classes are held at the Bucks County Police Training Center in Doylestown, PA.
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Alumni Accomplishments & News Stories
These brand new sections of the CJTP website will highlight updates on our graduates and news on our current cadets.
FLETA reaccreditation for SLETP (Click for full story)
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.
The direct link is: https://www.pccdcis.pa.gov/CCETS/Login.aspx
Active Shooter Course for PA Deputy Sheriffs
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.