Original release (August 5, 2016 1:03 p.m.):
The Baltimore County Police Department, this week, hosted a visit from students from Zheijiang Police College, Hangzhou, China and police officers and supervisors The People’s Police Academy, Hanoi, Vietnam.
The students and police officers met with Captain Jay Landsman Jr. who gave them a brief overview of the department and the precinct. The visitors were encouraged to ask questions about police procedures and the legal system.
Officer Kathy Kraemer then met with the two delegations and gave them a tour of the precinct. Students and police officers were shown police cars that are outfitted with computers and other necessary equipment needed by patrol officers. They watched a demonstration of the T-3, a motorized vehicle used in Towson’s downtown area. Later, during the tour, an officer showed them a unloaded Taser with its camera. He explained that not every officer is qualified to carry and use the Taser.
The groups visited the rooms where prisoners are taken following arrest. Rooms such as fingerprinting, the booking photo area and the holding cells.
This is the third year that the Baltimore County Police Department has worked with the University of Maryland College Park on this program.