Citizen's Police Academy
The Harford County Sheriff's Office is once again offering Harford County residents the opportunity to attend the annual Citizen's Police Academy — an 11 week program designed to provide residents with a better understanding of the Sheriff's Office and its operations and to foster a partnership between the Sheriff's Office and the communities it serves.
This year’s academy, which is free of charge, will be held every Wednesday evening beginning March 15, 2017 through May 24, 2017, and is open to any Harford County resident 18 years of age or older. Community groups, businesses and elected officials also are encouraged to nominate individuals to participate.
Weekly classroom instruction will include overviews of nearly every aspect of Sheriff's Office operations, from patrol services and criminal investigation to the agency's K-9 Unit, and Special Operations. Deputies will provide presentations on topics such as personal safety, drug identification, and gang activity. Students will supplement their classroom training with field trips to the Harford County Detention Center, the Harford County Emergency Operations Center, Harford County Circuit Courthouse, and the Southern Precinct. As part of the Academy, students will have the opportunity to participate in real life role play scenarios that will test their abilities to make the same split second decisions deputies make on a daily basis. Join us as we work together to make Harford County a safe place we can all enjoy.
The Harford County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association was formed to bring together graduates of the Harford County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Police Academy to:
- promote and improve community relations and crime prevention awareness;
- provide opportunities for alumni continuing education and involvement; and
- assist the Harford County Sheriff's Office in any appropriate manner.