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Public Safety Training


Fee: $ 2500.00 (Does not include Ammo, Clothing or Lodging)
The Police Entrance Level Training Program (PELTP) is a 28-week, 1126-hour course of instruction for members of small and medium sized police agencies. The Police Academy curriculum incorporates community policing strategies with a strong emphasis on Scenario-Based Learning (SBL) activities throughout the training. The course serves officers from municipal police departments, county sheriffs' offices, school and university police departments and home detention units WHO DO NOT HAVE AN ENTRY LEVEL TRAINING PROGRAM. Instruction includes: Constitutional Law; Organizational Principles and Law; Patrol Tactics; Traffic Laws and Enforcements; Criminal Law; Criminal Investigations; Emergency Medical Care; Radio Communications; Report Writing and Composition; Crime Prevention; Crisis Intervention; Protective Strategies and Tactics; Emergency Vehicle Operations; Prisoner Processing and Security; Courtroom Preparation and Testimony; Health and Wellness; Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction; Police Officer Firearms Training and Qualification. Each week is devoted to the problem-solving process to practical police problems.

Students participate in frequent practical exercises which develop skills in many areas including interpersonal communication, leadership, evidence collection, crime scene photography and fingerprinting

This entry level program was conceived and designed as an affordable and accessible alternative for those smaller municipalities of Maryland Law Enforcement that are seeking an academically-innovative and adult learning-based approach to police recruit training.

An outstanding academic feature of the Training Commission's PELTP is the opportunity for graduates to obtain 36 college credits from the Community Colleges of Baltimore County. Contact for more information.

Police Entry Level Training Objectives (PDF)
(Effective 07/01/2016)

Future Schedules for PEL / CC Classes
ClassStart DateGraduation DateNumber of Training Days
PEL 3206/05/1712/08/17134
PEL 3303/05/1809/07/18133
PEL 3410/01/1804/12/19134
PEL 3505/06/1911/08/19133
PEL 3603/02/2009/04/20134
PEL 3709/28/2004/02/21133
PEL 3804/26/2110/29/21133

Comparative Compliance Training Program The Comparative Compliance Training Course is an abbreviated entrance level program designed for previously certified Maryland police officers who have been separated from law enforcement between 3 and 5 years, and non-Maryland officers who completed an acceptable entrance level academy in another state or through the federal government. Training topics include Maryland criminal and traffic law, juvenile law and procedures, and advanced first aid. Attendees must be employed by a Maryland police agency and have received a waiver of entrance level training from The Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions.

Selection Standards for Provisional Officer Certification are located under COMAR Title 12, Subtitle 04, Chapter 01, Section .04. Final acceptance into the PELTP class will not be authorized by the MPCTC Police Academy Program Manager until a written letter or email is received from the Department/Agency Head or appointing authority certifying that the individual being enrolled has met all of the requirements of COMAR

The Police Training Commission at its October 19, 2010 meeting granted permission to apply a physical fitness standard for entry level students who attend the MPCTC Police Entry Level Training Program.

The MPCTC has elected to apply the Cooper's Fitness Test as the functional assessment to qualify potential PELTP students. A minimum percentile score of 30 is required for acceptance into the PELTP class starting January 10, 2011.

On-Site Lodging
Single and double occupant dormitory style housing is available on site for a nominal fee. Dormitory rooms include captains? bed with drawer space, separate closet space, work desk with lamp, telephone (local calls only), vanity and shower. Dormitory Lounge includes a television, DVD and VCR players. For additional information contact Joanne Cunningham at 410-875-3402 or at

From Route 29: Take Route 29 to I-70 West. Exit at Rt.32 North (Exit 80). Continue north to Raincliffe Road. Turn right on Raincliffe Road then left on Buttercup Road. Continue approximately one mile on Buttercup Road. The Center is on the left.

From Route 695 (Baltimore Beltway): Take Randallstown Exit #18 Liberty Road. Continue on Liberty Road to Route 32. Turn Left on Route 32 and continue south to Raincliffe Road. Turn left on Raincliffe Road then left on Buttercup Road. Continue approximately one mile on Buttercup Road. The Center is on the left.
Take Frederick Exit #17 to I-70 West. Exit at Rt.32 North (Exit 80). Continue north to Raincliffe Road. Turn right on Raincliffe Road then left on Buttercup Road. Continue approximately one mile on Buttercup Road. The Center is on the left.
Location: Sykesville
Approved Hours: 240
Price: 800.00


The mission of the Correctional Entrance Level Training Program is to develop solid career foundations through evidence based training, instilling ethics and pride to properly trained correctional professionals ensuring the safety of the public, employees, and offenders.

Nationally recognized as one of the leading authorities in adult-based training and staff development, the Correctional Entrance Level Training Program will promote an academic atmosphere conducive for state-of-the-art learning creating a highly trained and professional correctional workforce.

Guiding Principles
Teach evidence based content, utilizing adult learning principles Collaborate with stakeholders in developing training programs Foster an academic atmosphere conducive for career development Support all learning styles when developing new curriculum Promote an environment that encourages cultural diversity Consider the special needs of a changing population Establish a systematic process that supports mentoring and coaching

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Correctional Entry Level Training Objectives (PDF)

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To provide evidence based learning experiences to enhance the delivery of services to the Department and to ensure the safety of employees, offenders, and the community.

Leaders in the field of community corrections, the Employee Development and Training Unit provide a comprehensive system of professional development and training for Department employees. The unit collaborates with subject matter experts, community leaders, and service providers to promote professional excellence and outcome oriented results.

The programs through the Parole & Probation unit of the Professional Development & Training Division focuses on training for employees dealing with community corrections and offender supervision and management. In addition, many courses are offered yearly for support services that include computer skills and other job related topics.

The Unit recently completed training new Parole and Probation Agents and soon plans to start another Academy class. Along with the Agent Academy, the Drinking Driver Monitor Program will also have an Academy and both will graduate in November. We continue to make improvements to the programs to better prepare new employees for the field. The support from DPP Leadership and the energy of the Training Unit make the training run effectively.