The Havre de Grace Police Department conducts much of its own training throughout the year. Although officers do attend many training events sponsored by other agencies and organizations, the Havre de Grace Police Department hosts numerous annual training events locally that is open to other agencies as well. Some of the academic courses instructed are mandated by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission for certification purposes, but many are designed to enhance the knowledge of the many aspects to the law enforcement profession.

Some of the training that is instructed by our officers includes by not limited to topics such as Active Shooter Response, TASER certification, Use of Force, Autism Awareness, Rape and Sex Offenses, Motor Vehicle Law, Domestic Violence, Crisis Intervention, Community Policing, and Officer Survival. Many of these training events include practical exercises which entails simulated force on force training that offers the closest thing possible to a real world situation.

The Havre de Grace Police Department also has a cadre of Maryland State certified firearms instructors. These firearms instructors have been certified through the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission and share collectively over 48 years of law enforcement experience with the other officers. In addition to law enforcement experience, some of our firearms instructors have served in the same capacity in the United States Armed Forces. These instructors have brought valuable knowledge to the agency that was gained through life experiences serving abroad in their respective branch of service.

Our firearms instructors are responsible for conducting mandatory firearms qualifications, use of force training, and supplemental training that enhances the firearms skills of each officer.

All of our instructors, both academic and firearms, fulfill this important role as an additional duty to their permanent duty assignment.