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Police Training Academy

Police Training Academy

The Police Training Academy is an integral part of the Anne Arundel County Police Department. The Police Training Academy Commanding Officer is Lieutenant Tim Schultz.


Police Training Academy

3737 Elmer F. Hagner Lane
Davidsonville, MD 21035
(410) 222-1950

Academy Staff

Title Name
Academy Commander Lieutenant Tim Schultz
Administrative Sergeant Sergeant Brendan McGrath
Entry-Level Director Sergeant Chad McFarlane
Firearms/Specialized Training Sergeant Brad Rattell



About the Police Training Academy

The Anne Arundel County Police Academy was established in January 1976. The current Police Academy is located in Davidsonville, Maryland. Prior to 1976, training was conducted at the Police Headquarters in Millersville. The Police Academy is an integral part of the Department providing instruction in entry-level, in-service, and specialized training. The Academy staff consists of 14 highly trained and dedicated members with expertise in all facets of police work. The Academy staff serves the training needs of the nearly 1000 sworn and civilian personnel of the Anne Arundel County Police Department. The Academy also provides instruction to other Anne Arundel County law enforcement agencies and provides assistance to various state and federal law enforcement agencies when requested. The Academy currently hosts two entry-level training classes a year. The entry-level training program consists of seven months of intense classroom instruction, physical training, and scenario based exercises. The recruit officers learn many aspects of law enforcement such as criminal law, constitutional law, patrol tactics, first aid, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operations, less-lethal weapons, and firearms.

The Anne Arundel County Police Academy is certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC). The MPCTC requires that officers accurately complete over 150 mandates to become certified as a police officer in the State of Maryland. After completion of the Academy, officers are required by the MPCTC to complete 18 hours of ongoing education and firearms training annually. Specialized training is offered throughout the year, providing our agency, as well as others, with innovative and worthwhile programs

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