Fortunately for me, the Baltimore County Citizens Police Academy allows for three absences before students are disqualified from graduating from the program. For what I hope to be the only time, I was absent from class last night. I missed presentations on internal affairs and an introduction to crime analysis.
But I'm not empty-handed. Here's the breakdown of the rest of the classes I have to look forward to:
- March 22: Gangs, residential security and youth and community resources.
- March 29: Calls for service, patrol procedures and scenarios, use of force, shooting police and live fire (Session No. 1). *At training academy range.
- April 5: Calls for service, patrol procedures and scenarios, use of force, shooting police and live fire (Session No. 2). *At training academy range.
- April 12: Forensic art and CSI.
- April 19: Passover—no class.
- April 27: Traffic law and stops, radar, DUI laws and accident investigation.
- May 3: Criminal investigations, firearms interdiction team and the violent crimes unit.
- May 10: Economic crimes, Internet safety and the sex offender registry.
- May 14: Support operations, aviation and marine team, K-9 unit and the tactical unit. *At state airport.
- May 17: Courts and communications center. *At courthouse.
- May 24: Hazardous devices team and narcotics identification and investigation.
- May 31: Mobile crisis team and the hostage negotiation team.
- June 7: Police department update and citizen leadership.
- June 14: Graduation.
Check back next week for another class recap. Have any questions relating to gangs, residential security or youth and community resources? Let me know in the comments below.