Police Officer Training

All Frostburg State University police officers have completed a Maryland Police Training Commission Certified Program, which is required of all police officers in the state of Maryland.

They have completed the Police Entry Level Training Program, a 26-week, 1,040-hour course of instruction designed for members of small to medium-sized police agencies. The course serves officers from municipal police departments, county sheriffs’ offices, school and university police departments and home detention units.

Instruction includes organizational principles and law, patrol tactics, traffic laws and enforcements, 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, and police officer firearms training and qualification. The police academy curriculum incorporates community policing strategies with a strong emphasis on scenario-based learning activities throughout the training. The training program involves approximately 620 mandatory training objectives.

More information can be found at the Maryland Police Training Commission web page.

Each year, Frostburg State University police officers are required to complete an additional 18 hours, at minimum, of in-service training. Among the sources of that training are:

Maryland Police Training Commission - Certified Courses:

  • First Aid CPR/AED
  • Current trends in law enforcement, today’s challenges
  • Active shooter
  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Law enforcement training for autism-spectrum disorders
  • Sex offense victims’ rights
  • Identity theft
  • Photo lineups
  • RADAR certification
  • Response to terrorist bombings
  • Search and seizure
  • Courtroom testimony
  • Firearms training and certification (annually)
Additional higher education-specific training is received from the College and University Police and Investigators Conference.