Two regional police departments are accepting applications for youth summer programs that will demonstrate the skills and training involved in becoming a police officer.
The Howard County Department of Police and the Baltimore County Police Department are looking for students interested in exploring career opportunities and leadership training through short-term programs under their guidance.
The HCDP is considering youths between the ages of 15 and 18 for its Youth Police Academy, to be held between July 7 and July 12 in Marriottsville. Participants will receive training, instruction and drilling that will emulate patrol techniques, traffic stops and other police activities, according to the Department. The deadline to apply for the overnight program, to be held at the Public Safety Training Center, is April 30. For applications, go to HCPD.org.
The BCPD is also accepting 25 students between 14 and 18 years of age for its Youth Leadership Academy. The program, to take place from June 24 to June 29, will provide students with insight into the police department through leadership training and visits to the CCBC Dundalk campus' Police Training Academy and other locations between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Applicants must apply by May 31 to be considered. If you know of young people who would benefit from this program, call 410-887-2587.