Law Enforcement Training
Topics At A Glance
During FY12 the curriculum for the Correctional Entry Level Training Program was revamped and expanded in a collaborative effort by the state’s Police and Correctional Training Commissions (PCTC) and correctional staff throughout Maryland. Recruits now undergo 35 days of training, more scenario-based exercises, much more intensive physical training and classes on inmate behavior, fraternization, mental health and dealing with special populations.
DPSCS is a leader in law enforcement training, evidenced by the various international agencies that seek out our expertise. During FY12:
- PCTC hosted eight classes for nearly 140 students from the Mexican government on topics that ranged from best practices in parole and probation, to correctional leadership, to case management techniques.
- PCTC staff also traveled to Mexico for additional classes.
The Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute (MCCPI), a unit within PCTC, serves the community through crime prevention programs and materials. During FY12:
- MCCPI reached 5,302 people with topics that ranged from bullying, gangs, personal property protection and crime prevention issues relevant to seniors.
- Training opportunities were expanded through MCCPI with the addition of a grant funded position that does outreach specifically to school administrators, teachers and parents on gang awareness.
- The Drug Awareness Resistance Education (DARE) academy is also run out of MCCPI, graduating 21 new officers and providing annual in-service training for 110 more who will take the message back to schools in Maryland and across the country.
- Md. Correctional Officers Graduate Friday 08/25/2012
- 20 Graduate from Correctional Entrance Level Training Program 08/25/2012
- Drunken Driving: Liberty High Students Don Special Goggles to Simulate Inebriation 04/24/2012
- Driving 'Drunk' on Purpose To Learn Grim Lessons 04/24/12
- Law-enforcement Employees and Emergency Responders Learn About Autism 04/19/12
- New, expanded curriculum implemented FY12
- Recruits now undergo 35 days of training – includes more scenarios, physical training, handling specialized management populations, fraternization
Crime Prevention Institute
- 5,302 people reached during FY12 – law enforcement, citizens, businesses
- Topics range from bullying to personal property protection
- New grant funded position added FY12 dealing with schools and gang awareness
- 21 new officers graduated during FY12
- In-service training for 110 officers