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Police Academy Training
The Temple Police Academy is certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and abides by its rules. Our mission is to provide law enforcement related training to Academy Cadets, Licensed Texas Police Officers and Civilian Staff.

The Temple Police Academy is staffed with two full time officers and supported by personnel within the Temple Police Department who are licensed TCOLE instructors with a variety of specialties in law enforcement.
If you are interested in our training offerings for certified peace officers, please contact Cpl. Chris Miceli at the link below.

Contact Information
Training Coordinator: 
Sgt. Pete Ramirez
Ph: 254-298-5570

Assistant Training Coordinator: 
Cpl. Chris Miceli 
Ph: 254-298-5571

209 E. Ave A
Temple, TX 76501
Fax# 254-298-5572

Temple Police Academy Basic Peace Officer's Course

The Temple Police Academy is licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).  The academy is authorized to conduct course #1000, the Basic Peace Officer's Course, for individuals to obtain a Texas Peace Officer's license.  The academy hosts two courses a year, which normally begin in January and July.  The hours of operation for the academy are in the day time, and there are no evening courses offered.

Who may attend the Basic Peace Officer's Course?

Attendees of the Temple Police Department's Basic Peace Officer Course must be hired by a Texas law enforcement agency, or have a letter of sponsorship from a Texas law enforcement agency.

What are the prerequisites for attendees?

  • Must be 21 years of age before the class end date.
  • Must meet TCLEOSE minimum standards for peace officer licensing.
Who should I contact for information about the Basic Peace Officer's Course?
Persons interested in more information may contact the Academy Coordinator, Mr. John Briggs, by email, or by calling 254-298-8346.

Employment and Recruiting Information

Information about the Department's hiring and application process is available here:  General Police Employment Information.

Persons with questions about the Temple Police Department's employment process may contact our Recruiter:
Cpl. Michael Duppstadt; Ph:  254-298-5854

City of Temple
2 North Main Street
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 298-5561