Police Academy Program

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Class Schedule

NEW ORIENTATION DATES JUST ADDED: April 2015 academy class orientation dates have been finalized! You must attend an orientation session in order to get an application to the program. NEW Orientation Sessions for the April 2015 class: Thursday, October 2 at 5 p.m. Wednesday October 8 at 3 p.m. Thursday, October 23 at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 28 at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 4 at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 6 at 5 p.m. You must attend an orientation session to get an application for the program. Applicants will be given a physical assessment at the orientation, applicants should bring athletic attire with them for the assessment. Contact us at www.policeacademy@pgcc.edu for more information. Follow this link to see our police academy video: http://youtu.be/JoKyheZJBQk

Public Safety & Security Institute
The Police Academy is certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commisssion. You will be trained in law enforcement operations and functions, including firearms training, emergency vehicle operations and first aid.

To qualify, candidates must meet these minimum requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a high school graduate or have a GED recognized by the state of Maryland.
  • Be of good moral character and have a police record clear of felony or serious misdemeanor convictions.
  • Have a driving record with no more than 3 points and no serious or repeated traffic offenses
  • Pass a physical examination and a drug screening
  • Authorize a complete background investigation


In addition candidates must be able to:

  • Attend the entire 25 week program..
  • Successfully complete all aspects of the program. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to be fully certified as a police officer in Maryland.and 18 credit hours may be applied  towards an academic degree.

           Tuition $4,100 (includes background investigation fee). Uniforms are provided.

            Financial aid is available to qualified applicants; the academy is approved for veterans benefits.

Contact Information


Public Safety and Security Institute

Diane Salen



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