The Support Services Unit provides yearly in-service training for our Sworn and Non-Sworn employees, as well as offering training to other allied police agencies. The sworn police officers of the Maryland Capitol Police Department are Maryland Police Training Commission certified and have the authority to arrest for all crimes and issue traffic citations. Our officers are trained in the most updated classes available through the Maryland Police Training Commission.
The Support Services Unit is responsible for obtaining Grant money to provide the latest equipment and training for the officers of the department. Some of the equipment provided by grant funds are: License Plate Recognition Systems, Ocean Systems Clear ID Video and Voice enhancement software, E-tix citation software for every vehicle, new Voice recording equipment for our dispatch centers and radio interoperability equipment to ensure communications with our allied agencies. Funds for grants are provided by GOCCP.
Fleet and Equipment
The Support Services unit is responsible for maintaining the Maryland Capitol Police vehicle fleet and all electronic equipment for the department such as all radio equipment, vehicle computers, LPR systems, E-tix systems, security prox readers, surveillance camera system, CAD reporting system and NCIC-METERS systems.
Homeland Security Training
Several members of the Maryland Capitol Police - Mobile Field Force recently completed training offered by the Center of Domestic Preparedness (CDP), in Anniston, Alabama. The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federally-chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training facility in the nation.
The CDP develops and delivers advanced training for emergency response providers, emergency managers, and other government officials from state, local, and tribal governments. The CDP offers more than 50 training courses focusing on incidental management, mass casualty response, and emergency response to a catastrophic natural disaster or terrorist act. Training at the CDP campus is federally funded at no cost to state, local, and tribal emergency response professionals or their agency.
Responders participating in CDP training gain critical skills and confidence to respond effectively to local incidents or potential WMD events.
Information about CDP training programs can be found at http://cdp.dhs.gov. Visit the "News & Media" tab at the top of the site to download images, share CDP training articles, and find what others are saying about CDP training. For more information about the CDP, contact the CDP External Affairs Office, at (256) 847-2212/2316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.