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As part of the 2015 Howard County Police Department Accreditation Assessment to verify that the agency meets professional standards, the agency will hold a public  information session to gather input and comments from members of the community on Monday, March 23, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., in the Columbia Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043.

 Howard County Department of Police Public Notice 

Click the following link to read this notice in full: Howard County Department of Police Public Notice 


Collision Avoidance Training (C.A.T.)

The dates for HCPD's popular Collision Avoidance Training (C.A.T.) class for young drivers have been set for 2015. The program will be held March 14, April 25, May 16, June 27, July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 12. Collision Avoidance Training is a defensive driving and vehicle control program for young drivers developed by the National Traffic Safety Academy. Participants must be ages 16-20 and must possess a valid Maryland "Class C" driver's license (no learner's permit) and bring a vehicle to drive during the practical exercises. For additional information, please click here.


Youth Police Academy

It may seem too soon to make plans for this summer, but the application deadline for HCPD's Youth Police Academy is April 24. The Youth Police Academy is 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 26-31. 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 utilize a firearms simulator and driving simulator, participate in team-building exercises and enjoy a movie night. The overnight accommodations include meals and a uniform. Click here to view a brochure about the program. Click here for an application.


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