Published on: Thursday, October 19, 2017 Public Notices

Accepting Applications for Community Police Academy

The Takoma Park Police Department is now accepting applications for its Community Police Academy.  The Community Police Academy will start on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

The Community Police Academy is a 12-week long program consisting of one class a week on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.  The classes cover topics such as patrol, traffic enforcement, use of force, criminal investigations, etc.  The presentations are slide show/lecture style and will be given by officers, detectives and civilians of the Takoma Park Police Department.  There will also be multiple opportunities for hands-on learning through equipment demonstrations, practical scenarios, field trips and ride-alongs with patrol officers.

The Takoma Park Police Department believes that educating the community will result in gaining their understanding and support.  Through implementation of the Community Police Academy, the community will gain new insight into how law enforcement officers perform their duties.  The success of any law enforcement agency depends largely upon the amount of cooperation and support it receives from the community it serves.

The Community Police Academy is free to the public.  Seats are limited to the first 25 students and will be filled based on a first come/first serve basis.  The Takoma Park Police Department encourages all applicants to be able to commit to the full 12 weeks to get the most out of the program.

If you are interested in learning about the Takoma Park Police Department and local government, you are 18 years of age or older, and live or work in Takoma Park, you may apply. The applicants may not have any serious misdemeanor or any felony offenses.

Applications for the Community Police Academy are available at the Takoma Park Police Department located at 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912.  You may also click the following link, fill out the application and submit it electronically to Cathy Plevy:

The deadline to turn in a completed application is Friday, December 1, 2017.

Any questions about the Community Police Academy can be directed to the Public Information Officer, Cathy Plevy, at 301-891-7142 or