Maryland community college inaugurates new police program

March 30, 2018 by  

A new Police Cadet Program has recently been launched by the Police Department of Prince George’s County and Prince George’s Community College in Largo. Those who live in nearby Upper Marlboro will want to take advantage of this program.

The program is two and a half years long and enables cadets to gain interactive police work experience and work towards an associate degree in criminal justice as part of a cohort. Once completed with the program, cadets need to apply to become police officers in the Police Department of Prince George’s County. The goal is that the students will be more experienced and be ready to protect and serve the community of Prince George’s County.

The program is unique in several ways. Half of the credits cadets earn will be from the college while the other half will be from the police academy. Commander of the Training Academy, Major Terence Sheppard, added that the program is tailored for individuals looking to further their education. Cadets will be able to collect evidence, conduct searches of crime scenes, and take fingerprints during the period of two and a half years before entering the police academy.

Brochure printing can be used for programs such as this one to provide more details about them the criteria applicants need to meet to be considered.