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.