Police In Service

Temple University is pleased to announce the Police Officers In Service Training (Act 180) program offered through Temple University law Enforcement Training Center. Classes are offered at Bucks County Police Training Center. 

All certified municipal police officers must complete 12 hours of approved in service training from January 1st through June 30th, 2022. All four MPOETC classes are required for the training year of 2022. CLEE course hours will not be accepted for 2022.

22-201 Legal Updates (classroom or PAVTN) A required three hour course highlining pertinent court decisions and significant pieces of legislation passed after July 1st, 2020 that affect police operations and investigations. Lessons will address changes and updates to the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, vehicle code, and Rules of Criminal Procedure, as well as decisions from Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court, Superior and Supreme Courts, various Federal Courts, and United States Supreme Court. A final segment of the course will focus on topics such as the issue of excessive charging by police officers and the different jurisdiction and authority of the various law enforcement agencies and officers throughout the Commonwealth.

22-301 Use of Force (classroom or PATVN) A required two and a half hour course that will review legal concepts and issues that impact the use of force and use of deadly force in law enforcement today. The course will cover modern decision-making concerns in the areas of de-escalation, harm reduction techniques, duty to intervene, and liability issues. Use of Force 22301 is a pre-requisite course. It must be completed and passed before taking Control Tactics 22-303 (a practical application).

22-302 Control Tactics (Available in classroom only) A required three and a half hour course that will provide practical use of force application.  Officers will physically interact with instructors. After a short review of concepts learned un Use of Force, there will be a review of universal principles regarding body positioning and reactionary gap concepts. There will be a review and application of single and two person handcuffing techniques, as well as practical demonstration of simple control techniques for standing and grounded passive resistant subjects. Control Tactics 22-302 can only be taken after completing and passing Use of Force 22-301. Control Tactics is a participation course. Officers will participate to the level of their ability.  

22-601 Understanding Bias (classroom or PATVN) A required three hour course that will focus on helping police officers recognize and understand how bias, specifically implicit boas can affect interactions with diverse citizens and the communities they serve. Along with incorporating Procedural Justice principles and Critical Decision-Making Model, officers will continue to build self-awareness and develop strategies to overcome bias.  

For more information or to register for classes please contact one of the police in service staff below.

Temple University Police Academy
Administrative Assistant

Katherine Olsen
Email: Katherine.olsen@temple.edu​

Bucks County Police Training Center
Richard Vona
1760 South Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18901