While on patrol, officers respond to incidents and service requests. They are also available to converse with the campus community.
More than 130 sworn officers monitor the Temple community and surrounding area. Each officer has received state-mandated training at an accredited police academy. On any given day, officers are visible in vehicles, on bikes, and on foot.
Seeking to utilize personnel and technology to provide an effective response, Temple has several specialized units, including Hazardous Device teams, the Investigative division and Honor Guard. Since 2004, Temple University Police officers have taken part in the nationally acclaimed Active Shooter program to ensure all police personnel are trained in responding to this potential situation.