Upcoming Events

Coffee With a Cop Event
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Sykesville’s neighborhoods.

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, 1-on-1 interaction.

“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers,” said Police Chief Michael Spaulding. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members 1 cup of coffee at a time.

Stay tuned for the next scheduled “Coffee with a Cop” date being planned for some time this Spring.
Junior CSI Academy
The Sykesville Police Department, in conjunction with the Freedom District Lion’s Club and the Sykesville Middle School is proud to announce that we will once again be hosting the 8th Annual Junior Crime Scene Investigators Academy in the Fall of 2016.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn topics such as fingerprinting, grid searches, computer crimes, as well as the importance of learning to locate, photograph and collect evidence. The course is free and open to middle school-aged students.

Preference will be given to those students who reside in the Town of Sykesville and to those students who have not attended in prior years. Parents may pick up an application at the school office or at the Police Station beginning in June. Class size is limited and applications will be processed on a “first come, first served” basis.

Additional Information
For additional information, please contact the Sykesville Police Department at 410-795-0757 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.