Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions
Correctional professionals in Maryland are governed by the Correctional Training Act, Correctional Services Article. Police professionals in Maryland are governed by the Police Training Act, Public Safety Article. Information about each of these statutes is available at:
The Police Training and Standards Commission is the body established by the Maryland Legislature to govern police certification and training in the State. The original Police Training Commission was established in April 1966. The Commission was abolished September 30, 2016 by the State legislature and the newly created Police Training and Standards Commission was established October 1, 2016. The Correctional Training Commission was established in 1971 by the Maryland Legislature. It is the membership of these Commissions that establishes the training objectives for entrance-level correctional and police officers, annual in-service, First Line Supervisors, and First Line Administrators.
Each Commission is comprised of representatives from Maryland. The agency that supports the Commissions is the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions (PCTC) located in Sykesville (Carroll County), Maryland. The staff that support the Commissions are located at the Public Safety Education and Training Center (PSETC). Information about the PSETC may be found at https://mdle.net/
Professional training and support services are offered at the PSETC for state, county, and municipal agencies. In addition to the staff that support the Commissions, the PSETC also provides training and administrative space for resident partners including the Maryland State Police, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Department of Juvenile Services. Information about each of the training and support units may be found at https://mdle.net/