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- Howard County Police Chief William J. McMahon has released the annual School Zone Speed Camera Report to the County Council. In summary, the program reduced speeds on 71 percent of our school zone roadways in 2013. It has also reduced the number of collisions occurring on those roadways by 27 percent. The program is having the effect we’ve worked for from the beginning. Drivers are changing their behaviors and roads around schools are getting safer. To read the full report, click here.
- HCPD will host a multicultural event on March 10 at 7 p.m. at the Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Join Chief Willliam McMahon and other members of the police department as they welcome the community for an open discussion, with a special presentation on bullying. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, see this flyer.
- Mark your calendar for HCPD DAY, which will be held Saturday, March 15. HCPD DAY is the last opportunity for entry level applicants to test for the Summer 2014 Police Academy! There will be an expo with officers on hand from different specialty assignements to discuss career paths. Please see this flyer for more information.
- Registration is now open for HCPD's Youth Police Academy, a free, one-week, overnight academy designed to help young people explore career and leadership opportunities, life skills and character education. This year's Youth Police Academy will be held July 6-11. Participants spend the week participating in law enforcement classroom instruction, practical applications and scenarios. Recruits participate in drill and ceremony, physical training, classroom instruction and practical exercises in patrol techniques, domestic violence, crime-scene processing and the execution of traffic stops. They also utilizes a firearms simulator and driving simulator, receive hands-on experience administering first aid, participate in team-building exercises and enjoy a movie night. The overnight accommodations include meals and a uniform. Please see the following links for additional information and an application.
Youth Police Academy brochure
Youth Polic Academy application
- Registration is now open for the 7k Run to Remember, benefiting the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence in recognition of National Crime Victims' Rights Week. The race is being hosted by the Maryland State's Attorney's Association and Bullseye Running. The event takes place Saturday, April 5 at Centennial Park. Registration closes April 2. For complete details and registration information, please click on this flyer. We hope to see you there!
- Howard County Police Chief William J. McMahon expresses his gratitude for the work of HCPD members and for the support of our community in response to the shooting at The Mall in Columbia. To read the complete letter, please click here.
- In light of the recent mall shooting, HCPD is offering guidance on managing crisis reactions. For some helpful suggestions, please click here.
- The scheduled dates for the Collision Avoidance Training advanced defensive driving and vehicle control program for drivers ages 16-20 years old have been announced. Please note, this class is for drivers who possess a valid "Class C" driver's license (no learners permit.)The two-day C.A.T. course will be offered 10 times in 2014. For a list of dates and information on how to apply, click here.
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Important phone numbers
- Emergencies 911
- Non-emergencies 410-313-2200
- General information 410-313-3200