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Police Officers' In-Service Training for 2016

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.

For more information, please contact the Police In-Service Training Directors below:

Temple University Police Academy 
Attn: Robert E. Deegan, Director  

Temple University Ambler Campus
Haines House, 2nd Floor, Ambler, PA 19002
Office: (267) 468-8605

Bucks County Police Training Center
Attn: Richard Vona, Director

1760 South Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
Office  (215) 340-8410


2016 Course Descriptions

Legal Update: 16-201

Legal Updates (3-hour Mandatory In-Service course - $15)

This course will cover important legal issues that are important to municipal police officers throughout the Commonwealth. This course will also examine, review and explain significant court cases that are relevant to police officers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The overall goal of the curriculum will be to demonstrate how these cases have a direct impact on how police officers perform their duties. 
The training program will cover topics such as: 

  1. Changes and updates to the Crimes Code
  2. Changes and updates to the Vehicle Code
  3. Changes and updates to the Rules of Criminal Procedure
  4. Changes to other statutes related to law enforcement 

Use of Force: 16-202

Use of Force (6-hour Elective Continuing Law Enforcement Education course - $30)

This course will provide law enforcement officers with an understanding of the legal and practical parameters for using force. It addresses basic concepts effecting use of force such as legal concerns, mental preparation, and documentation. This course also discusses what can happen physically and mentally to an officer during a use of force incident as well as what can happen after a use of force encounter, not only to the police officer, but to the department and community?
The goal of this course is to provide police officers with the information and knowledge they need to ensure that are making informed discusses regarding use of force encounters. 

Tactical Medicine: 16-203

Tactical Medicine (3-hour Elective Continuing Law Enforcement Education course - $15)

The course provides for classroom training and practical exercises to increase officer and public safety by introducing police officers to the principles and processes of Tactical Combat Casualty Care for law enforcement officers.
Upon successful completion of the course, officers will be able to:

  • Recognize the components of the acronym “THREAT” as they apply to tactical medicine.  (Threat suppression, Hemorrhage control, Rapid Extrication to safety, Assessment by medical providers, Transport to definitive care.)
  • Describe the proper protocol and methods of applying a tourniquet to control severe extremity hemorrhaging.
  • Describe techniques for hemorrhage control that are not amenable to tourniquets, including hemostatic agents and pressure dressings.
  • Discuss penetrating injuries to the torso or airway and their management.
  • Identify methods of assessing a casualty including remote assessment.
  • Identify the medical considerations that influence tactical planning for officer rescue.
  • Discuss “Care in Custody” issues.




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