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Temple University Criminal Justice Training Programs

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 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!

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Physical Fitness Test Dates are scheduled for Tuesday July 31, 2018 & Thursday August 9, 2018.

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 to register for the test.

Class 18-02 Academy Dates:

  • Application Deadline: Friday August 17, 2018
  • Program Dates: September 10, 2018- February 15, 2019
  • 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 or to speak to someone in person, please call (267) 468-8600.

*Temple University Police Academy is a stand-alone Academy and is not affiliated with Temple University Police Department. Attending the Temple Police Academy does not guarantee employment with the Temple University Police Department.

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

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SLETP Class 14-06

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 Next SLETP Class:

August 13, 2018 – December 17, 2018

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Temple T icon 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 held at the Bucks County Police Training Center in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. 


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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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 This page was last updated on 2018-04-17 .