Lee Douglas Ward, Director
c/o School of Professional Studies in Business & Education
The Johns Hopkins University
201 North Charles St., Suite 320
Baltimore, MD 21201 - 3933
fax: (410) 516-4869
In 1997, the Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services of the U.S. Department of Justice provided funds to establish the Mid-Atlantic Regional Community Policing Institute. The Institute has grown to be a partnership of seventeen agencies: Annapolis Police Department; Anne Arundel County Police Department; Baltimore City Police Department; Baltimore County Police Department; Citizens Planning and Housing Association; Harford County Sheriff's Department; Howard County Police Department; The Johns Hopkins University; Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute; Maryland Crime Prevention Association; Maryland Police Training Commission; Maryland State Police; Maryland Sheriff's Association; Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department; Montgomery County Police Department; Prince George's County Police Department; and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland.
The Institute's educational, training and technical assistance programs focus on integrity and ethics; quality education; and interjurisdictional cooperation and collaboration for law enforcement agencies. Annually, over 3,000 law enforcement personnel and community representatives from Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia participate in workshops, seminars, and academic courses offered by the Institute.
To promote the goals and ideals of community policing, the Institute provides training in ethics and integrity, develops quality programs for police instructors, conducts extensive training on coping with community and individual fears, and sponsors workshops on issues in policing. Since its inception, the Institute has expanded and enhanced the Maryland Community Policing Academy; implemented a training program to support regional crime analysis; established interjurisdictional Community Policing Assessment Teams; and established a Regional Police Command College. The Institute also has expanded the Neighborhood Leadership Development Initiative of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association; improved the Police Field Commanders Forum; and started the Regional Problem-Solving Clearinghouse.
April 1, 2001
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