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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 Department graduated the 148th Lateral Recruit Class on Friday, March 23, at 1 p.m. at CCBC-Dundalk, Baltimore County Police Training Academy, 7200 Sollers Point Road, 21222.

Chief Terrence Sheridan addressed the class and presented the diplomas. The Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Court for Baltimore County, administered the oath of office to the officers.

The 148th class is made up primarily of graduates with prior law enforcement experience; many bring years of experience with other law enforcement agencies to Baltimore County.

“We welcome 13 experienced law enforcement officers into the Baltimore County Police Department," said Chief Sheridan. "The level of experience they bring with them enables us to get an additional 13 officers into direct police service in a much shorter time span than those coming in as recruits. We thank them for choosing this noble profession of making our country, our communities, our citizens safer.”

All of these new members successfully completed the rigorous training program at the County’s training academy and now face field training with veteran police officers.

Officers of the 148th  Lateral Recruit Class and their new assignments are:

Precinct 1 Wilkens

Officer Carlos Emiliano
Officer Brian Hafer

Precinct 3 Franklin

Officer Todd Rutledge

Precinct 4 Pikesville

Officer Eric Agard
Officer Lee Floyd
Officer Daniel Simmons

Precinct 6 Towson

Officer Zachary Serio
Officer Daniel Sterner

Precinct 11 Essex

Officer Michael Jerscheid

Precinct 12 Dundalk

Officer Jonathan Armstrong

Operations Bureau

Officer Kyle Blazer
Officer Djuan Henry
Officer Christian Larrimore

Baltimore County emergency preparedness experts want to help you develop disaster readiness skills.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a free emergency preparedness course designed to help citizens get through the first 72 hours following a disaster. The course is scheduled this fall.

October 13 through November 10
White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company
Every Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.
5419 Ebenezer Road
White Marsh, Maryland 21162
Maximum Participants: 25

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is free to attend, and you can register online for the course.

This program is designed and presented by the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The course covers natural disasters; fire safety and crime prevention. Participants learn hands-only CPR and basic first aid that can help you help your family and friends before a medic arrives.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017