In preparation for the June 24th Workshop dedicated to discussing the FPD's Use of Force Policies and Training efforts, please submit your questions. 

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My name is Maria Laird, I live in downtown Frederick and my question is: Would it be possible to require an associates or a bachelor's degree before being employed by the FPD? Preferably a degree related to criminal justice. I believe that our police are not as educated as they should be on the law. A lawyer has to go to school for seven years to practice law, but law enforcement officers don't have any schooling higher than a high school diploma. I believe it is important for our law enforcement officers to be better educated on the laws as they are the ones carrying out the law. I believe a higher education standard would also help our police officers understand why unnecessary force is wrong and how to have more informed discourse with a potential criminal.

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Andrea Baker 16 days ago

Yes, and/or officers who have degree(s) in psychology/ counseling, etc.

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Andrea Baker 16 days ago

They really could/ should have their own degree made up of all of these things.

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