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The Citizens Police Academy provides Anne Arundel County residents, 21 years of age and older, an opportunity to learn about laws, police procedures, forensics, crime scene collections, resource management and more. Participants are provided an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned through some hands-on practical applications.  You’ll learn self-defense, arrest techniques, vehicle maneuvers, as well as learn about many other areas of the Police Department. You will also learn about how to improve the quality of life in your community by partnering with the police department.

The goal of the Anne Arundel County Police Citizens Police Academy is to build bridges between the communities we serve and their police department. We do this by offering an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the department and to develop a relationship with the community members through education and training. Chief Timothy Altomare and members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department believe the best way to protect yourself is through knowledge.

Community members are invited to come to various Anne Arundel County Police Department facilities to learn first-hand what a police officer does and why they do those things. The Citizens Police Academy allows community members to learn what resources are available to them through the Police Department.  It also allows the communities to bond with the department and form a “partnership.”  The Citizens’ Police Academy is 11 weeks (sessions) long. The sessions are held once a week for 3 hours on Wednesdays during the course at various locations throughout the county.


How to

Registration for the 2019 Police Academy is now closed. Please check back next year for information about our 2020 Citizen Police Academy. 
For information, please contact Dominic Scali at [email protected] or (410) 222-6130


Students have no cost for participating in this program, but they will graduate with a wealth of knowledge and experience.


3737 Elmer F. Hagner Lane
Davidsonville, MD 21035
(410) 222-1950
7480 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Ste 102
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
(410) 222-0600