Most of Maryland's law enforcement agencies - police departments and sheriff's offices - have a drug enforcement hotline. If your department doesn't, you can contact the narcotics unit. Complaints and reports can be anonymous. You won't have to give your name if you don't want to. Don't let drugs destroy Maryland's youth!
Pursuing a career in law enforcement
If you think you may want to pursue a career in law enforcement, keep out of trouble, stay away from drugs and finish high school. When you feel you are ready to apply for a job, contact the personnel office of the state police, your local law enforcement agency, the chief of police or you local sheriff's office to find out what they require and who you can talk to. Many departments even have recruiters. Good Luck!
GUNS never belong in or around school
What Do I Do If I Hear About Or See Weapons In Or Around My School? Report it to a teacher or school official and call your local law enforcement agency. Again, use the telephone if you like. Give as many details as you can but don't be afraid to call. You don't have to give your name. Guns in school never make sense. More people are killed accidentally by guns than criminals are killed by improperly possessed or used firearms. If there is a problem at school, if you don't feel safe at school, let you local law enforcement and your school officials know about it. Carrying concealed firearms on school property or the use of firearms carry severe penalties. letting authorities know about the problem will do more to protect you than bringing a gun to school ever could.
Become a COP - What Do I Do If I'm Interested In A Law Enforcement Career?
Young Marylander's should be encouraged to consider careers in law enforcement. Being a police officer is challenging and rewarding work. MCOPS encourages young people in Maryland to look at a law enforcement career. Most police departments require a minimum of a high school diploma; some require a college degree. Service in the Military is always a plus. College education is always helpful and enhances a career even where it is not required. Degrees in Criminal Justice or Administration of Justice are great but degrees in Business Administration, computers, English, Science or a general liberal arts degree are equally valued. community colleges throughout Maryland offer courses in law enforcement.