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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! Summer 2015 Temple University Police Academy (PA Act 120)
ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2015-01-26


The Temple University Police Academy is accepting applications for the next academy class that begins on April 27, 2015.

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To request more information, contact us at: or call (267) 468-8605.

Temple T icon Summer 2015 Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (SLETP) at Temple University
ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2015-01-09

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SLETP Class 14-06

About Temple University
Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and with approximately 39,000 students from all 50 states and 123 nations, Temple University is the 28th largest university and the fourth largest provider of professional education in the United States.  Temple currently offers over 300 academic degree programs, with many nationally ranked graduate programs including Criminal Justice.  Temple has been recognized in recent years as one of the nation’s most diverse public universities, with over 43% of students identifying as non-white.  Temple is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 

Course Overview
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.

Our Summer 2015 session is scheduled to start on Monday, May 11, 2015. 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.  We will be pleased to assist you with your questions and your decision to apply. You may also obtain further information and application materials online (below).

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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 NEW! Job Postings
ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2015-02-04

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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 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.

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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 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.

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