Temple University‚Äôs Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership program trains law enforcement professionals who seek to understand and master the leadership challenges that face police commanders in the 21st century. 

Face-to-face learning:

In-person classes to keep students on track.

Learn from Experts: 

All classes are taught by full time doctoral faculty and working professionals.

Flexible and efficient schedule:

Evening classes once a week and one summer class allow for 16-month completion 

Convient location:

Classes will be held at the Philadelphia Police Academy, with easy access to the North-East and i-95, and with free, accessible parking.

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Our Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership offers an opportunity for police officers already in leadership positions or on the verge of promotion an opportunity to develop skills in modern police management and development.

Designed for college graduates, this advanced program explores decision-making styles and leadership characteristics, evidence-based policing in the context of operational command and community crime reduction, and ethical governance and workplace management. An executive seminar involves organizational leaders from both within and outside of policing.

Practical classes for professional police leaders

Leadership skills for 21st century policing


Experienced and respected faculty

Our program has been designed in consultation with police leaders from the Philadelphia region and is taught by professors with years of experience as police officers or from working in the law enforcement arena. Internationally recognized faculty who have conducted decades of research and policing scholarship around the world bring a practical edge to the coursework and a real-world pragmatism through the development of valuable skills. 

CJ5001 Evidence-based policing
(To be held at the Philadelphia Police Academy on Monday evenings)

CJ5021 Ethical governance

CJ5022 Developmental leadership

CJ 5023 Seminar on executive management

Temple University

College of Liberal Arts

Department of Criminal Justice

1114 W. Polett Walk

Anderson Hall, 12th Floor 

Philadelphia, PA 19122