The mission of the Temple College Criminal Justice Department is to provide quality educational opportunities that give students the ability to achieve their career goals and meet the demanding challenges in the criminal justice field. The Criminal Justice Department prepares students to be excellent employees for criminal justice agencies in the Bell County area and graduates will be well prepared for further educational opportunities should they so desire. Degrees may be completed in either Temple or Hutto.

The Temple College Criminal Justice Department empowers its students to be successful in their career endeavors through top quality instruction and advisement. Through excellent education we prepare students to meet the many challenges in the criminal justice field.

The Criminal Justice instructors have practitioner experience, and most are still active in the field today. Instructor experience includes policing, state law enforcement, federal law enforcement, sexual assault investigations, child protection services, victim services, forensics, and corrections.

Contact Criminal Justice

Stephen Phelps
stephen.phelps@templejc.edu
254-298-8640

Lesley Keeling-Olson, Division Director
lkeeling@templejc.edu
254-298-8634

Samantha Mikeska, Academy Coordinator
samantha.mikeska@templejc.edu
254-298-8346

Temple Police DepartmentPolice Academy

Temple College Criminal Justice partners with Temple Police Department to offer the Temple Police Academy. Police Cadets are sponsored through a police agency. If you are interested in becoming a police cadet and going through the Temple Police Academy, please contact Samantha Mikeska at 254-298-8346.

American Criminal Justice AssociationLambda Alpha Epsilon

American Criminal Justice Association Chapter

Temple College Criminal Justice is recognized as the Sigma Zeta Tau Chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon – The American Criminal Justice Association. Membership in the Association is composed of individuals employed in the criminal justice system or taking a course of study in criminal justice at an accredited college or university at the time the application is submitted. This chapter plans on attending LAE conferences and participating in LAE competitions.