Police Department

Police Department
The Temple Police Department employs 193 dedicated professionals, 154 of which are sworn officers and 39 non-sworn employees. The department provides police services to those who live, work, and visit within the City of Temple, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Core Philosophy

The core philosophy of the department is to provide a safe and peaceful environment in the community through which the quality of life of all citizens may be improved.


The department has adopted the motto of "Integrity, Honor, and Dedication", as these terms best describe the character of the men and women who are the Temple Police Department.
  1. Temple Police to Review Actions of Officer in Recent Arrest

    TEMPLE, TX (January 15, 2020) – The Temple Police Department is currently reviewing whether an officer followed policy in an arrest involving a person with special needs that occurred last night. Read on...
  2. Temple Police Officers Save Life of Teenager

    Two Temple police officers acted courageously Sunday night to save the life of a teenager who was experiencing an emotional crisis. Read on...
  3. Temple Police Investigate Theft

    The Temple Police Department is currently investigating the identities of three suspects involved in a theft that occurred in late December. Read on...
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