Wednesday, November 2, 2016

POSTPONED: St. Mary’s, Charles, and Calvert County Sheriffs’ Offices Partner in Hosting Community Symposium on 21st Century Police Training


If you have ever been interested in learning about police training techniques, you are invited to attend a Tri-County Symposium on 21st Century Police Training. This unique experience will provide the community a first-hand view of the current techniques and skills that are being taught to police recruits as well as seasoned officers. 

This Symposium is a joint effort by the Sheriff's Offices of St. Mary's County, Charles County and Calvert County and will provide the public with a look at state-of-the-art police training techniques and facilities. The Symposium will be held on November 12, 2016, at the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The agenda for the Symposium includes:

- Overview of law enforcement culture and de-escalation training

- Overview of the police academy and 21st-century programs taught in the academy (e.g. Mental Health First Aid, Autism and Law Enforcement, and Dealing with Victims of Sexual Assault)

- Practical use of simulator and practical experience with simulations 

- Sheriffs' roundtable discussion

Register now by contacting your Sheriff’s Office – space is limited – and registration is being accepted on a first come, first served basis.

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office: Sergeant Richard Russell
301-475-4200, ext. *8062
*Transportation will be provided as needed. 

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office: Captain David Payne

Charles County Sheriff’s Office: Captain Kevin Leahy