The Police Academy is certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission. At the academy, you will be trained in law enforcement operations and functions, including firearms training, emergency vehicle operations, and first aid.

To learn more, watch our Police Academy at Prince George's Community College video.

Program Information

Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to become fully certified as a police officer in Maryland. 32 credit hours may also be applied toward an academic degree.

To qualify, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate recognized by the state of Maryland.
  • Good moral character and a police record clear of felonies or serious misdemeanor convictions.
  • Have a driving record with no more than three points.
  • No serious or repeated traffic offenses.
  • Pass a physical examination and drug screening.
  • Authorize a complete background investigation.

Candidates must also attend the entire 26-week program and successfully complete all of its aspects.

Tuition costs $4,780 based on residency (includes background investigation fee). Uniforms are provided.

Financial aid is available to qualified applicants; the Police Academy is also approved for veterans benefits. Click here to view resources offered by the College's Veterans Services Office.

Our Courses

LAW-325 - MPTC Firearms Qualification
LAW-330 - First Line Supervisor's Course
LAW-333 - Field Training Officer
LAW-334 - Comparative Compliance, Part I

All programs are certified by the Maryland Police Training Commission.

How to Apply

You must attend an orientation session to obtain an application for the Police Academy. Call our office at 301-546-0175 to find out when the Orientation Sessions will be held. You cannot apply for the Police Academy on your own.

Contact Information

Municipal Police Academy
Phone: 301-546-0175