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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 #79 Entry Level Police July 10—December 18, 2017

Courses that are full are indicated as such.

Comparative Compliance Certification Courses

Comparative Compliance I, II, III Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
July 10—November 29, 2017

Courses that are full are indicated as such.

In-Service Courses

Basic Instructor School Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
July 17—21, 2017
TASER Instructor Certification Course (X26 and X2)Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
July 19—20, 2017
LEEMCC Recertification/Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder TrainingAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
July 19, 2017
TASER Instructor Recertification Course (X26 and X2)Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
July 20, 2017
Interview and Interrogation in Narcotics Cases (INI) Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
July 25—27, 2017
LEEMCC Recertification/Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
August 02, 2017
PREA: Specialized Training for InvestigatorsAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
September 06, 2017
Basic Special Response Team Training Course Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
September 11—15, 2017
First Line Administrator Training ProgramAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
September 13—21, 2017
Entrance Level for Type 3 Long GunsAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
September 18—20, 2017
Understanding Core Characteristics of Development and Intellectual Disabilities Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
October 06, 2017
Police Cyclist—Certification School Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
October 16—19, 2017

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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