The Baltimore County Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of the 36th Citizens' Academy Class. The graduation will take place tonight, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the England Dansicker Room located in the Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road in Towson.

Chief Terrence Sheridan will present certificates to the graduates who completed the 15-week program. During that time, participants learned about the various units and the many aspects of law enforcement. Officers from specialized units such as K-9, Marine, Aviation and Tactical Operations spoke to the participants and described their duties.

The participants also learned about the precincts, narcotics identification and investigation. They sat in on lectures that covered media relations, community resources and criminal investigations.

The purpose of the Citizens’ Academy is to foster greater communication and relationships between the Department, the community and businesses. The hope is to establish a better understanding of law enforcement.