As we welcome the 91st recruit class of the Anne Arundel County Police Department into our community, the sweeping police reform legislation that recently passed in the General Assembly will change how police interact with the public across the state of Maryland. As new recruits start field training, they will be taught under new guidelines that emphasize renewed police accountability. In practice, the sweeping reforms will not be so difficult for new recruits because it will be all they know. On the other hand, durable and sustainable change will be difficult to maintain as police veterans may struggle and find the sweeping reforms particularly challenging.
As Anne Arundel moves to police body cameras, policy and training will be key
May 4, 2021