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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2013
County officials should look into acquiring the state Department of Housing and Community Development building in Crownsville for a police academy, at least according to former County Police Chief Larry W. Tolliver. The state Board of Public Works decided last month to move the housing and community development office and its 380 employees to New Carrollton in Prince George's County in 2015. Tolliver - who lobbied Anne Arundel officials to replace the dilapidated police academy in Davidsonville during his less than 10 months as police chief - said in an interview last week the relocation could open an "opportunity" for a new police facility.
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By John L. Hudgins | September 30, 2014
Following the urban unrest in the 1960s, there was a move toward requiring college degrees for police officers. That movement never gained serious momentum across the nation. Today only a few of the police departments across the country require applicants to possess a college degree, and concerns are still being raised as to whether today's police officers are best prepared to deal with the myriad of situations presented in modern policing. Indeed there are serious questions as to whether a modern democracy can survive without better prepared law enforcement officials able to handle the stresses of the job without overreacting.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2013
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman waved her hand in front of her face as she stood in a former missile silo that's a subterranean site for aspects of county police physical and defensive tactics training. "Has the air quality been tested?" she asked. The silo was among facilities she and other county officials visited Wednesday on a tour of the police academy in Davidsonville, which once was a Cold War-era Army Nike missile site. The county executive deemed it so dilapidated that she ended her tour saying, "It must be rebuilt.
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By Paul Marx | September 11, 2014
When it comes to policing, in some places less is better than more. Fewer police departments can result in better protection and better service. In places like Ferguson, Mo., hostility toward the police would be far less likely if the parent St. Louis County had fewer police departments - or even better, only one. County governments have evolved over time by a variety of ways, with a tendency toward more centralization. The particular form local government takes matters a great deal.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2012
Anne Arundel County may get a new police academy to replace a facility that was built by the military as a Nike missile site more than a half-century ago. The existing facility includes the dilapidated original military office building - which has been renovated and expanded over the years - as well as an underground missile silo that has been turned into an exercise center where the mats have to be rolled up before a storm so the many leaks don't...
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2013
Just three days after being touted as the commander who would oversee reforms in the wake of a training shooting, the new head of the Baltimore Police academy informed top brass Friday that he intends to leave the agency. Maj. Joseph E. Smith III, a 25-year veteran, told the police commissioner that he planned to retire from the department and take an outside job, according to a police spokesman. Smith could not be reached for comment. "He said it was too big of an opportunity to pass up," said chief spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
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By Jim Haner and Jim Haner,Staff Writer | December 17, 1993
Maj. Pat Bradley, who has headed the Baltimore Police Academy through a decade of tumultuous change, is retiring from his post after a 23-year career that took him from a self-described "5-foot, 8-inch patrolman in glasses" to the director's office of the state's largest police training center.A leader in the movement to modernize police training in Maryland, Major Bradley was selected this week from a field of 45 candidates to take over the No. 2 job in the state agency that oversees police academies statewide.
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By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | May 24, 1992
Just days before Latisha L. Price was scheduled to graduate from her 26-week Baltimore police academy class, she flunked a driving test on a police car and was fired.Ms. Price has a valid state driver's license, but at 4 feet 11 inches she has trouble reaching the brake and accelerator pedals on the large patrol cars.The department is currently preparing to change its fleet to midsize Ford Tauruses, because of a high accident rate among young officers unfamiliar with the larger Chevrolet Caprice.
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June 23, 1999
These 13 officers graduated from the Howard County Police Department's 21st academy class during a ceremony last night at River Hill High School: Ronald Baker, Mark Duncan, Norma Hurley, Joseph King, Jerome Linkins, Andrew Lux, Heather McPherson, John Mooney, Matthew Mulholland, William Rafferty, Thomas Rukamp, Rocco Sovero and Chad Zirk.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | January 18, 1996
Baltimore's search for a new location for its Police Academy has been narrowed to two sites -- the old Signet Bank Operations Center downtown and the former Waverly Press building in East Baltimore.The Police Academy has to vacate the former Colts football training complex in Owings Mills by March 1 so the facility can be prepared for use by the Cleveland Browns, in anticipation of the team playing in Baltimore in the fall.The academy trains 200 to 300 police recruits each year and provides annual training for the Police Department's approximately 3,000 officers.
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August 15, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's actions regarding city pensions show why Baltimore City will never be able to obtain and keep qualified police and fire personnel ("Federal court upholds mayor's pension overhaul," Aug. 6). When people come on a job they sign a contract that outlines what they will receive for their services when they retire. Throughout their careers contracts are renegotiated and each party expects the other to abide by the terms agreed on. However, this mayor has ignored what was promised to retirees.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
Baltimore police named a new training director Friday, a move that follows two years of resignations, temporary appointments and a nearly fatal 2013 training accident that led the department to improve its safety guidelines. Paul Banach, a 29-year law enforcement veteran, was named the new director of the Professional Development and Training Academy. Banach last worked at the Monroe Township Police Department in New Jersey before retiring in 2008 as a lieutenant. Baltimore police say he worked in Monroe for much of his career.
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Staff Reports | June 3, 2014
Law enforcement officers representing the agencies throughout Carroll County will hits the road Wednesday, June 4 beginning at 8 a.m. in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland. Officers will escort the Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” as it makes its way toward the opening of the 44th annual Summer Games at Towson University, June 6-8. On Wednesday, runners in Carroll will come from six locations across the county. The schedule is as follows (all times are approximate and subject to change)
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts will meet with members of the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community this month to answer questions, address concerns and share progress that has been made within the department in the last year. The April 14 community forum, organized by the police department's LGBT Advisory Commission that was founded last year, follows a lightly-attended hate-crime forum in Mount Vernon in October , where Batts and many of his top brass nearly outnumbered the attendees.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2014
Anne Arundel County is moving to restart its police cadet program, which was eliminated more than a decade ago in a round of budget cuts. Officials said this week that for about $180,000 per year, the county's Police Department could hire 10 part-time cadets - young adults who would learn police work while helping with duties such as directing traffic, canvassing neighborhoods and completing paperwork. County Council Chairman John Grasso, a Glen Burnie Republican, is sponsoring a resolution encouraging the Police Department to reinstate the cadet program if money can be found for it. A public hearing is scheduled for Feb. 3. "I know this $180,000 is going to be good money to help the Police Department out," Grasso said.
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January 8, 2014
Last week, top officials in Baltimore County stood together to proudly announce that the homicide rate there was at its lowest level since Jimmy Carter was president. This week, top officials in the Baltimore City Police Department had to answer questions from City Council members about why homicides there were once again on the rise. For a host of reasons, comparing the two isn't really fair, but it is instructive to look at what has driven the drop in homicides in the county to see what could apply to the very different circumstances of the city.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF | June 10, 1997
Local law enforcement officials gathered at Dundalk Community College yesterday to celebrate the opening of the new Baltimore County Police Academy -- a partnership expected to shore up the college's sagging enrollment and save the county $1.6 million."
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2013
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman waved her hand in front of her face as she stood in a former missile silo that's a subterranean site for aspects of county police physical and defensive tactics training. "Has the air quality been tested?" she asked. The silo was among facilities she and other county officials visited Wednesday on a tour of the police academy in Davidsonville, which once was a Cold War-era Army Nike missile site. The county executive deemed it so dilapidated that she ended her tour saying, "It must be rebuilt.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
"I don't breathe fire. I love my mom," said Kevin Davis, breaking the ice as he introduced himself to a group of Anne Arundel officers in Pasadena. It was the Eastern District's 3 p.m. roll call Thursday, one of many rounds he's been making in his new role since he left his job as assistant police chief in Prince George's County to take over the troubled Anne Arundel department barely a week ago. His priorities include getting out to listen to what Anne Arundel County police officers and district commanders have to say, getting the lay of the land from his staff and evaluating everything from the people to the facilities where they work.
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