Police Training Division

The Police Training Division is an integral part of the Anne Arundel County Police Department. The Police Training Division Commanding Officer is Acting Captain Jon Mahaffee.


Charles B. Butch Troyer Training Center   
3737 Elmer F. Hagner Lane   
Davidsonville, MD 21035   
(410) 222-1950

Training Division Staff

Training Division CommanderCaptain Jon Mahaffee
Entry Level Unit DirectorLieutenant Greg Speed
Firearms and Tactics Unit  SergeantSergeant Brad Rattell
In-Service and Specialized Training Unit  SergeantSergeant Sean Genest   
Entry-Level Training Unit SergeantSergeant Troy Cash

About the Police Training Division

The Anne Arundel County Police Training Division was established in January 1976. The current Police Training Division is located in Davidsonville, Maryland. Prior to 1976, training was conducted at the Police Headquarters in Millersville. The Police Training Division is an integral part of the Department providing instruction in entry-level, in-service, and specialized training. The Training Division staff consists of 16 sworn and 1 civilian who are highly trained and dedicated with expertise in all facets of police work. The Training Division staff serves the training needs of the nearly 1000 sworn and civilian personnel of the Anne Arundel County Police Department. The Training Division 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 Training Division 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 Training Division 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.