Academy Rules

Academy Rules
  1. Dress Code: Students attending the MCSO Training Academy shall be dressed appropriately and in a professional manner. The only permitted attire is an agency-issued uniform, BDU style pants, jeans (no holes, rips or tears), collared shirt or business casual attire. T-shirts, shorts, warm-up, or exercise-style pants are strictly PROHIBITED and students will not be permitted to attend the class. The only exception to this rule is approved physical fitness training and defensive tactics training. Under this exception, t-shirts and warmup-style pants will be approved. If worn, t-shirts should not have any offensive, suggestive, or otherwise unprofessional logos visible.

  2. Weapons: Weapons shall be worn while in uniform. If dressed in civilian attire, your badge MUST be displayed clearly visible to the Academy Staff. In certain training circumstances, such as classroom portions of firearms/tactics training, an instructor may require you to secure all weapons (firearms, knives, etc) outside the building for safety reasons.

  3. Electronic Equipment: The use of photographic or recording equipment is strictly PROHIBITED. Cellular phones will be set on vibrate alert during classroom instruction. Laptops/MDC’s are acceptable for use in the classroom, but please remember only professional content is permitted. Montgomery County Employees should adhere to the County and MCSO policies currently in practice at that time.

  4. Smoking/Vaping/Tobacco: Tobacco use is prohibited in all Montgomery County buildings. Smoking/Vaping is permitted no closer than 50 feet from an access door during scheduled breaks. Students shall use the designated smoking area across the street near the track. Vaping is not permitted inside the Academy buildings.

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Updated 11/15/2022