Temple University Police Academy

TUPA

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.

Applications are reviewed as they are received. For more information about applying on-line, contact policeacademy@temple.edu or call (267) 468-8600.

TUPA is now accepting applications for (Spring) May of 2020 and (Fall) September of 2020!

When applicants click on the “apply now” button below they will be directed to the noncredit.temple.edu website. There applicants should create a student profile and complete the Temple University Police Academy Application, choosing either Spring of 2020 or Fall of 2020. Applicants do not have to collect all supporting documents prior to submitting the application. It is preferred they submit the online portion of the application as soon as they complete it. Students will receive an email from academy staff confirming receipt of the application, instructions on how to submit required documents, copies of required forms, and information on when testing dates will be scheduled.

Class 19-02 Academy Dates:

  • Program Dates: Class 19-02 starts September 16th with anticipated graduation date the first week of March 2020.
  • Applications can be completed on-line and are reviewed as soon as they are received.
  • Application Deadline: Friday August 30th, 2019
  • Physical Fitness Test Dates are TBD.
  • All tests will begin at 0930hours and applicants are to report to Director Willard’s Office located in 202 West Hall.

For more information about applying on-line, you may e-mail policeacademy@temple.edu or to speak to someone in person, please call (267) 468-8600.

Temple University Municipal Police Academy is offering to waive the academy application fee ($75.00) for current and recent graduates of Bucks County Community College and Penn State Abington. In hopes of making the police academy more accessible to all applicants, Temple University Police Academy is offering limited payment plan on a case by case basis, please contact Director Willard for additional information. In order to be considered for the waiver, the applicant must be able to provide proof of attendance within the past school year or of graduation.

Please contact Police Academy Director, Chris Willard for further details at (267) 468-8600 or via e-mail at cwillard@temple.edu.

Temple University Police Academy is a stand-alone Academy and is not affiliated with Temple University Police Department. Attending the Temple Police Academy does not guarantee employment with the Temple University Police Department.

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