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Public Safety Cadet Program 

The national, nonprofit Public Safety Cadet (PSC) program is managed by active law enforcement officers dedicated to preparing young adults for careers and leadership in the public safety profession. The program, sponsored by and functioning locally under the BCoPD, is directed by a committee of BCoPD sworn personnel with the assistance of several interested adult civilians/volunteers. 

The PSC program's goal is to mentor young adults to serve their communities by providing knowledge, skills and practical experiences through education and training delivered by public safety professionals. These experiences build character, leadership development, and appreciation for community services and good citizenship. 

Application Process

Learn more about the PSC program application process.

Youth Leadership Academy

The Youth Leadership Academy is a week-long program that helps inform young people ages 14 through 18 about police work. The academy helps young people understand why police respond to various situations in a particular way and how they handle those situations. Lunch will be provided each day. 

2024 Dates: June 17 to June 22 
Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Police Training Academy, CCBC Dundalk
7200 Sollers Point Road
Dundalk, Maryland 21222
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Application Process

Learn more about the Youth Leadership Academy program application process.

Cops and Kids Basketball Clinic

Kids ages 6 to 17 can play basketball while learning more about police officers and the jobs they do to help the community. To register for a basketball clinic near you, complete and submit the basketball clinic waiver via email to

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Youth and Community Services

Public Safety Building
700 East Joppa Road
Towson, Maryland 21286


Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Commanding Officer

Captain J. Shanks