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Police Officers' In-Service Training for 2017

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 or to register for classes please contact one of the Police In-Service staff below:

Temple University Police Academy 
Attn: Chris Willard
, Assitant Director
Temple University Ambler Campus
580 Meetinghouse Road,
Ambler, PA 19002
Office: (267) 468-8600 Email:

Bucks County Police Training Center
Attn: Richard Vona, Director

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

Temple University Police Academy
Attn: Joseph DelMastro, Budget Manager

Temple University Main Campus

522 Gladfelter Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Office: (215) 204-9028 Email:

All Certified Municipal Police Officers must complete a minimum of 12 hours of approved in-service training from January 1 – December 31, 2017 that includes REQUIRED courses. The balance (6 hours) can consist of the approved optional courses listed below or on the list of MPOETC Approved CLEE Courses.

17-001 Legal Updates (This course is REQUIRED for all MPO and must be taken in 2017)

This three-hour course discusses significant pieces of legislation passed after July 1, 2015 that affect police operations and investigations, specifically changes and updates to the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, Vehicle Code, and Rules of Criminal Procedure. The training program also addresses pertinent court decisions from the Pennsylvania Commonwealth, Superior and Supreme Courts, and the United States Supreme Court and other federal courts and explains legal issues directly impacting police procedures and the case preparation process.

17-002 Procedural Justice (This course is REQUIRED for all MPO and must be taken in 2017)

This three-hour course defines and explains the core concepts of procedural justice and police legitimacy and teaches officers how to build respectful relationships with members of the community while improving officer safety and their professional work environment. The training will discuss the research behind procedural justice, the benefits of incorporating procedural justice strategies, and techniques associated with implementing procedural justice tactics to improve community/police relationships. Waivers for this specific training requirement will be approved for MPO who completed other approved Procedural Justice courses resulting from the Presidential Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

17-003 Drug Overdose Response (This course is OPTIONAL for MPO)

This three-hour course addresses initial contact procedures for suspected or known opioid overdoses, individual physical assessment, evidence recognition and preservation, interviews, substance identification, and officer safety issues. The training program also includes information on the administration of Naloxone and meets the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Drug and Alcohol Program’s training standards required for officers to carry and administer Naloxone.

17-004 Intelligence Policing (This course is OPTIONAL for MPO)

This three-hour course examines the services provided by intelligence centers and the ways in which these services can assist police officers. The training program will help officers recognize the indicators of criminal and terrorist activity, understand the National Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative, and develop their ability to appropriately recognize, report, and respond to threats within their community.




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 This page was last updated on 2017-01-05 .