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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Go Behind the Badge with the Community Police Academy

Rockville Offers Academies for Community and for 60-Plus Residents

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 9 – Community members once again this spring have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a police officer through the Rockville Community Police Academy or through a special course aimed at 60-plus residents.
The Rockville City Police Department is accepting applications for the free, 8- to 10-week Rockville Community Police Academy, which will be held in March, April and May at a time and place to be determined. Participants 18 and older will learn about all aspects of the police department, receive hands-on training and earn a graduation certificate upon course completion. Topics will include:
  • Crime scene processing.
  • Firearms training simulations.
  • K-9 unit demonstrations.
  • Traffic law.
  • Detectives and investigations. 
  • Bomb unit.
For more information and registration, email Cpl. Ken Matney at

RCPD is also offering a free course highlighting safety and education for the 60-plus population. The course also will explore code enforcement, the K-9 unit and forensic science and will include a tour of the city’s police station. It will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Wednesdays, April 11-May 16, in the Azalea Room of the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive. Register for course #4198 at beginning Tuesday, Feb. 27. 

For more information about the Rockville City Police Department and its community policing mission, visit

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Marylou Berg
Director of Communication

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