Inside Temple PD’s Staffing Shortage

America is in the middle of a cop crunch–police officers are resigning their positions in droves, and the Temple University Police Department is no exception. But TUPD’s predicament comes with a twist: A growing number of Owl officers are flying the coop to work for the Philadelphia police.

In this feature from our Fall 2023 episode, Grace was on the case. The Temp’s Grace Rufalo detailed TUPD’s staffing issues and spoke with officials from the city and the school to get to the bottom of Temple’s law enforcement exodus.

Shane Dunleavy contributed to the production of this report.

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