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Youth Leadership Academy Applications Due
From Baltimore County police:
Girls and boys, ages 14 through 18, are invited to get a close-up look at police work in the Youth Leadership Academy. The program is designed to nurture the leadership skills in young people, while they have fun meeting other kids from the area.
This year’s academy takes place June 18-23 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The first day students will meet at the Baltimore County Police Training Academy located on the Dundalk campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, 7200 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk. There is no cost to the teens who will attend courses taught by actual Baltimore County police officers, and breakfast and lunch are provided free of charge.
Applications and information can be obtained by contacting the Youth Initiatives Team at 410-887-2587, through your School Resource Officer (SRO) or by visiting http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/police/community/youthacademy.html
Topics covered include:
v Forensics and Crime Scene work
v Use of Force, Gun and Officer Safety
v Traffic: accident investigations, DUI, speeding devices, traffic stops
v Support Operations: Tactical, Marine, Aviation and K-9
v Gangs: Identification and Affiliations
v Hostage Negotiations
v Domestic and Date violence
v Cultural Diversity
v Employment opportunities
v Training Academy and Physical Fitness
At the conclusion of the academy there will be an informal graduation ceremony to recognize the efforts of the graduating attendees along with their families.
More About Baltimore County Police Department
Baltimore County has had a police department since 1874, when its borders included much of present-day Baltimore City. Today, Chief Jim Johnson oversees the modern police department from its sleek, red and silver Joppa Road headquarters. While police operations in Towson are handled from the Towson precinct office on Chesapeake Avenue, administrative functions of the police and fire departments are housed in the Public Safety Building, which county employees affectionately call "The Crystal Palace" for its reflective exterior.
The headquarters building is only open to those with business there. For police assistance, contact the Towson precinct or call 911 for emergencies.