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Temple University Municipal Police Academy

The Municipal Police Academy developed from Temple University's desire to train its own campus safety personnel. In 1968, the unit was formed with the task of creating a 350-hour training program for Campus Safety Officers (in later years they became the Temple University Campus Police). In subsequent years, TUPA provided similar training services to other policing agencies. For example, between 1969 and 1980 CJTP provided 80-hours of training to every academy class graduating from the Philadelphia Police Department. In 1974 and 1975 the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission was formed and two Acts passed, Act 120 and Act 235. Temple University became certified by the Commonwealth as a school/academy to administer these programs. Since that time, TUPA has provided basic training to municipal, transit, housing, park, capitol, and campus police officers. For more about our unique Police Academy experience, please read Police Academy at a University?

New icon Temple University is currently recruiting for the next Police Academy Class. Direct links to the application and information packet can be found below:

Download icon2015_TUPA_Guide_to_Application.pdf

What do I have to do to get started in the application process? What is involved in the testing phases within the process? Is there financial assistance or payment options?
An applicant must meet all of the requirements for a Police Officer Cadet and you will have to complete an application, a physical abilities test, an interview, medical evaluation, and psychological evaluation before being offered admission. For more information, please call (267) 468-8605.

New icon Ready to Apply and Take the First Step toward Admission? Then click the link below for an application. Police Academy staff are able to answer any questions as you complete the application.

Download icon2015_TUPA_Official_Application.pdf

Temple icon Looking for the Right Forms? Temple University is now offering the Municipal Police Officers' Education & Training Commission Physical Examination and Psychological Examination forms on-line. Questions about physical and psychological screening can be directed to Academy staff.

Download icon MPO_Physical Exam.pdf (87 KB)

Download icon MPO_Psychological Exam.pdf (44 KB)


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Temple T icon Temple University Municipal Police Academy Graduates Class 10-01
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Temple University Municipal Police Academy — Training the Next Generation of Law Enforcement: Jeff Stich, a newly minted graduate of the Temple University Municipal Police Academy, didn’t just decide to enter into a career in law enforcement on a whim. It was a life goal, an internal imperative to help others. On Tuesday morning, October 12, well before most anyone else arrived at Temple University Ambler where the Police Academy is held, Stich and four of the other 17 cadets that graduated the Academy on October 7 returned to help the newest group of 13 cadets get acclimated to the daily routine of morning formation and raising and lowering the American flag at the center of campus — a point of extreme pride for the Police Academy, offered twice per year in 22-week long sessions. Learn more here...

Temple flag icon Academy Class 2010-02 (October 2010- March 2011)
Temple flag icon Academy Class 2010-01 (May 2010 - October 2010)
Temple flag icon Academy Class 2009-01 (May 18, 2009 - October 15, 2009)
Temple flag icon Academy Class 2008-01 (October 6, 2008 - March 6, 2009)
Temple flag iconAcademy Class 2007-0
1 (May 14, 2007 - October 4, 2007)
Temple flag icon Academy Class 2006-01 (May 2006 - October 2006)
Temple flag icon Academy Class 2005-01 (May 2005 - October 2005)
Temple flag icon Academy Class 2004-01 (May 2004 - October 2004)



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 This page was last updated on 2015-03-13 .