The nature of modern society requires much more than a technical approach to police work; it requires the law enforcement officer to have a greater understanding of human behavior and how to deal with it. This program provides both components of that training.
A hybrid instruction option has been created for trooper candidates (i.e. face-to-face and on-line classes) who complete this program.
The mission of Frederick Community College is to prepare students to meet the challenges of a diverse, global society through quality, accessible, innovative, lifelong learning. The ever -growing population of our state requires increasing numbers of law enforcement officers to be skilled at problem-solving, conflict resolution, and diversity awareness. The key to creating and maintaining this type of professional trooper is continued education.
The criminal justice courses taught during the Police Academy are taught by MSP instructors. All general education courses taught during the Academy and after Field Training are taught by FCC faculty credentialed at the master's or doctorate level. All are experts in the respective field they teach and take a personal interest in preparing Maryland State Troopers in meeting the challenges of serving the citizens of Maryland. For more information on the A.A.S. degree program in Police Science, contact: Peggy Waxter, Program Manager Police Science, FCC 301.846.2673
A.A.S. Degree (Career)
The following curriculum is specific to MSP trooper candidates enrolled in the Police Science degree program through the MSP Academy. General Education Course Requirements
As an equal opportunity employer, the Department of the Maryland State Police is committed
to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.
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