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Police and Correctional Training Commissions Honor Instructors of the Year

October 13, 2011---The Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions (PCTC) honored 40 men and women in law enforcement and corrections as Instructors of the Year during their 11th annual Instructor’s Conference in Sykesville on October 13. The field of winners represented both police and correctional personnel who are charged with the vital task of teaching in both academy and non-academy settings.

photo1 A wide variety of agencies boasted winners: from local jails and Division of Correction prisons, to local sheriff’s offices, county police departments, and small town police forces, as well as federal police agencies and Dept. of Natural Resources police. Several of PCTC’s own personnel were honored as well.

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The ceremony featured speeches by DPSCS Secretary Gary Maynard, a more than 40-year veteran of public safety and corrections as well as a retired brigadier general; and Dr. Sheldon Greenberg, a renowned police training and leadership expert who is the director of Public Safety Leadership at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

The Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions ensure the quality of state law enforcement and correctional services by providing standards, training, and education for virtually every law enforcer in the State of Maryland. From providing the entry level training academies for police and correctional agencies; taking crime prevention programs and DARE to communities and schools; teaching police firearms and driver tactics, and many other efforts, PCTC personnel provide essential services.

The Police and Correctional Training Commissions are housed in the Public Safety Education and Training Center, a beautifully restored building on the grounds of the Springfield State Hospital Center in Sykesville.