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.

New CJTP Course Offering

Temple University CJTP will be conducting a Method of Instructions Course the week of October 28th. The class will be conducted at the Bucks County Public Safety Center and will meet Monday through Friday from 0800-1700hrs. This course is designed for current law enforcement officers who are tasked with conducting in house training or plans on becoming a MPOETC instructor. Topics that will be covered include classroom management, understanding how different students learn in different ways and how to adapt as the instructor, writing and using lesson plans, use of different teaching tools and technology, and class preparation. For registration or questions, contact Rich Vona Bucks County Public Safety at


Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program Update

The National Park Service has officially changed the name of the Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program or S.L.E.T.P to Park Ranger Law Enforcement Academy or PRLEA. There are no changes to the academy, same requirements, same number of training hours, same curriculum. It will take some time to make the name change on digital media, paperwork, applications etc. Please be patient while we make these updates. The Park Service also introduced a new academy emblem to reflect the name change.

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Director Willard at

Park Ranger Law Enforcement Academy (PRLEA)

Temple’s PRLEA is a 19-week program consisting of more than 700 hours of professional instruction designed to prepare and enable students to obtain employment with the National Park Service as a seasonal law enforcement ranger.

Temple University Police Training Academy

Interested in being under the Temple Law Enforcement umbrella? Class 19-02 starts September 16th with anticipated graduation date the first week of March 2020!

CJTP Training Programs

We offer a diverse selection of training programs that you can take advantage of to further your career in law enforcement. We also offer an Instructor Development course that is beneficial for law enforcemnet professionsals and instructors!


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