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Date: Jun 13, 2018

The 37th Citizens' Academy graduation took place on June 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. The graduation ceremony was held at the Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road, Towson 21286. There are 38 citizens in the class from around Baltimore County.

Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan presented the graduates their certificates. These men and women completed a 15-week program. The graduates learned about the various units and the various 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 graduates also learned about the precincts, narcotics identification and investigation. They sat in on lectures covering media relations, criminal investigations, as well as residential and Homeland Security. They went to the firing range, where they learned about the use of force and the department's policy on the use of firearms.

The main focus of the Citizens' Academy is to foster greater communication and relationships between the department, the community, and businesses, as well as to promote a better understanding of law enforcement.

The Baltimore County Police and Recreation and Parks Departments are pleased to announce that 2018 summer camp activities will be held at three conveniently located PAL Centers – Scotts Branch, Hillendale and Dundalk.

The camps will begin on July 9 and run Monday to Friday for three consecutive weeks, through July 27.

The centers will open at 9 a.m. with activities lasting until 3 p.m. Area youth are encouraged to attend, with their parental permission, to travel on field trips to local attractions, participate in various sports-related activities and art and crafts, while learning opportunities are provided that are specifically suited for youngsters.

The camps will be staffed by PAL representatives and police officers who are looking forward to providing our youth with an engaging, safe and enjoyable environment this summer to strengthen community relationships while continuing to build upon meaningful partnerships.

For more information or to register, contact your local PAL center.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017