Characteristics of ClassThis training position requires participants to undergo classroom and field instruction in law enforcement methods and procedures.
Formal training courses in basic law enforcement lead to certification in Basic Law Enforcement training. An officer in this class is assigned to an Entrance Level Training Class and instructed in a variety of subjects for varying lengths of time. The officer’s proficiency is measured through written, oral and practical examinations and the cumulative total will normally determine the incumbent’s retention as a police officer at the level immediately above Police Officer Candidate. Instructions are explicit and supervision is provided continuously.
Following Basic Law Enforcement Training, an officer in this class may, on a rotation shift basis, be responsible for enforcing statues, laws and regulations for which M-NCPPC is accountable. Work involves high risk and officers must be able to take appropriate action under stress. Work performance is carefully monitored (Field Training Officer Program) and is reviewed and evaluated by the officer’s immediate supervisor.
Examples of DutiesDuties include the following:
- Attends assigned classes;
- Prepares lessons and take examinations;
- Performs related duties as required to become familiar with Park Police procedures;
- Attends the Basic Entry Level Training School and completes requirements at a level acceptable to the Maryland Police Training Commission;
- Performs related duties in an “instructor-student” relationship as required, including those generally associated with journeyman-level officer positions.
Required Knowledge Skills and AbilitiesRequired knowledge, skills and abilities include the following:
- Ability to learn the functions and procedures of the Park Police, analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine a proper course of action, apply laws, rules and regulations impartially and firmly, and speak and write clearly and effectively.
Career StatusAn employee in the Park Police Series enters on duty as a Park Police Candidate. When the employee has successfully completed Candidate Training School, served six (6) months as Park Police Candidate and he/she has achieved a performance evaluation rating of at least “Good," the employee is eligible for promotion to the next rank.