Captain Mark Plazinski, Director

 The Training and Education Division is tasked with developing and providing instruction to all members of this department as well as providing specialized training to other agencies in the Washington, D.C. area. Training is provided by staff instructors and is augmented by associate and guests instructors. The delivery of training is divided into Entry-Level, In-Service, and Specialized Training.

 Main Office – 240-773-6900





Entrance Level Training

The Training Division is responsible for the initial training of all new law enforcement officers hired by the Montgomery County Police, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Office of the Fire Marshall of the Department of Fire & Rescue Services, the Rockville City Police Department, the Gaithersburg City Police Department, the Takoma Park Police Department, the Chevy Chase Village Police Department, and the Maryland-National Capitol Park and Planning Commission Police (Montgomery County). This instruction is an intensive, 27-week program designed to challenge the recruit physically, academically, and mentally.

If you are currently being considered for a position with either the Montgomery County Police Department or another law enforcement agency within the county, please click here for more information about the PT (physical training) requirements.