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Police: Citizens Police Academy

The Howard County Police Department offers county residents the opportunity to participate in the Citizens Police Academy program. This free, interactive, 11-week course gives participants an inside look into the department’s day-to-day operations and provides an understanding of what it is really like to be a police officer in Howard County. Classes are taught by police instructors in a police academy setting at the James N. Robey Public Safety Training Center in Marriottsville.

Participants will experience:
 

  • Tours of the police department, crime lab and 911 call center
  • Courses on traffic laws and enforcement, defensive tactics, use of force, community policing, criminal investigations, gangs and more
  •  Presentations by the department’s K9 unit and tactical unit
  • Interactive firearms training on a firearms simulator and police pursuit and driver training
  • Ride-along with a police officer
     
Participants must:
  • Be Howard County residents
  • At least 18 years old
  • Have no criminal record
  • Commit to attend all 11 sessions

Upcoming academies
 

The department will offer a Citizens Police Academy beginning on Sept. 8, 2014. Please check back later for application information. 

More information
 

For more information, call 410-313-1364.