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Police/Corrections Academy

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Mission

The Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (E.S.C.J.A.) is certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. (M.P.C.T.C.) to conduct mandatory courses of training for law enforcement and correctional officers. Emphasis is placed on four basic categories of training:

  • Entrance-level certification courses,
  • Annual in-service courses,
  • Supervisor/Administrator courses, and
  • Specialized/technical courses.

The academy remains committed to providing the shore's law enforcement community with contemporary training at reasonable rates using highly skilled certified trainers.

History

The Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy, as it exists today, grew out of a need for a regional police academy to serve law enforcement agencies on Maryland's Eastern Shore. In the fall of 1978, cosponsored by the Ocean City Police Department, Salisbury Police Department, and the Criminal Justice credit program at Wor-Wic, the Eastern Shore Police Training Center (E.S.P.T.C.) emerged.

Following two pilot entrance-level courses, the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions certified the E.S.P.T.C. as the fifteenth police academy in the state of Maryland. This certification, issued in June of 1979, was the first to authorize a community college in Maryland to operate a full-time police academy.

By 1980, the criminal Justice Department at the college had assumed full responsibility for the operation of the E.S.P.T.C. and course offerings were expanded to include entrance level, in-service, administrative and supervisory training for police personnel.

Although the college service area included Wicomico and Worcester Counties, the E.S.P.T.C. served as the regional police training center for eight Eastern Shore counties.

In 1982, at the request of correctional institutions in the area, the college undertook the lengthy process of seeking state certification to operate an academy for jail and correctional personnel. In 1983, the Maryland Correctional Training Commission certified the E.S.P.T.C. as a correctional academy making it the first institution in the state to receive dual certification.

Following this dual certification, the E.S.P.T.C's name was changed to the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (E.S.C.J.A.).

The E.S.C.J.A. Is the primary vehicle for meeting the training needs of the more than 60 agencies on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Academy Schedule

Entry Level Certification Courses

Course #80 Entry Level Police January 05—June 14, 2018
Course #101 Entry Level Corrections February 19—April 11, 2018

Courses that are full are indicated as such.

Comparative Compliance Certification Courses

Currently, there are no upcoming courses. Please, check back soon.

Courses that are full are indicated as such.

In-Service Courses

CIT Dispatcher/First Responder Training Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
January 24—26, 2018
Three-Day Police and Corrections K-9 Patrol Certification Course Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
January 29—31, 2018
Human Trafficking Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
January 30—31, 2018
LEEMCC Recertification/Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder TrainingAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
February 05, 2018
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Course—Tactical Medicine (Police Only) Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
February 06, 2018
Crisis Intervention Team TrainingAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
February 12—16, 2018
LEEMCC Recertification/Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder TrainingAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
February 17, 2018
Managing Narcotics Informants Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
February 20—22, 2018
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
February 27—28, 2018
Basic Instructor SchoolAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
March 19—23, 2018
Understanding Core Characteristics of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
March 27, 2018
LEEMCC Recertification/Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
March 29, 2018
Advanced Crash Investigation School Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
April 09—20, 2018
First-Line Supervisor’s Training ProgramAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
April 16—24, 2018
TASER Instructor Training Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
July 26, 2018

Courses that are full are indicated as such.

Reservation Procedure

Download the PDF file for desired course above. Email reservation form to esmith@worwic.edu.
You will receive an email confirmation that a seat has been reserved for your officer(s).

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