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Sept. 2, 2015  

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Citizens' Police Academy
Don't Touch the Raccoon Bait
AOTB Summer Picnic - RSVP Now!
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Anne Arundel County Citizens' Police Academy 

The Anne Arundel County Citizen's Police Academy is accepting applications for the class that begins on October 1.

The Citizens Police Academy provides Anne Arundel County residents, 18 years of age and older, an opportunity to learn about laws, police procedures, forensics, crime scene collections, resource management and more. Participants are provided an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned through some hands-on practical applications.

You'll learn self-defense, arrest techniques, vehicle maneuvers, as well as learn about many other areas of the Police Department. You'll also learn about how to improve the quality of life in your community by partnering with the police department.

The goal of the Anne Arundel County Police Citizens Police Academy is to build bridges between communities and their police department.

Don't Touch the Raccoon Bait!  

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is conducting the annual Raccoon Oral Rabies Vaccinations through  September 30. Edible baits containing rabies vaccine will be placed countywide to vaccinate thousands of raccoons against rabies.

Please Note:
  • The baits will be placed in neighborhoods by ground teams of Department of Health staff traveling in marked County vehicles. In less populated areas, baits will be dropped from a low-flying County Police helicopter.
  • If you see any bait, please leave it alone so the raccoons can get it.
  • During this time and for at least two additional weeks, it is recommended that pets be kept indoors or on leashes outside. This will allow enough time for raccoons to eat the bait.
  • The bait is not harmful to people, pets and wildlife. Should your pet find bait, take care in removing the bait from your pet's mouth. If ingested, the bait may cause diarrhea or vomiting in dogs, cats or ferrets due to the high fat content of the bait. The bait is marked with a 1-800 phone number to call if you or your pet has contact with the liquid vaccine inside the bait. You can also call 410-222-0056, ext. 3025.
  • The vaccine cannot be used to vaccinate your pet against rabies. The vaccine is approved only for use in raccoons.
To see a larger photo of the bait and for more information, click here. If you have any questions, please call the Bureau of Environmental Health at 410-222-0056, ext. 3025.  
AOTB Summer Picnic 
Saturday, Sept. 12 
Magnolia Avenue Beach 
4-7 p.m.
RSVP Today 

A DJ with a high-end sound system will preside over dance contests for all ages (with great prizes). 

The largest water slide in the county (21 ft. high) will cool off adventurers of all ages. A Moon Bounce will warm up the kids.
Food and drink will be in abundance.

AOTB will provide a keg of beer and will have the beach grills all fired up. Main course folks (see below) are encouraged to bring hamburgers with buns for 10 people. Covered dish main courses are also welcome.

Every family is asked to bring a dish to be shared based on the first letter of the last name: 
  • A - F: Hors d'oeuvres
  • G - M: Main course
  • N - S: Dessert
  • T - Z: Bottled water, soda and other non-alcoholic drinks
Each family will be charged $10 for ice, glasses, plates, condiments etc. as well as to offset the cost of the DJ, Moon Bounce, tents and water slide at the event. 

The association needs to make these events come close to breaking even to insure we can keep doing them in the future. 

We will be providing a porta potty, tables and some chairs but you are encouraged to bring your own folding chairs.  We will have some tents for shade and protection from showers.

There is no rain day planned. The party goes on rain or shine.  

Please RSVP to or 301-904-3690 right away so we may plan accurately for the size crowd to expect.

Most importantly, if you can donate an hour to help during the party or are a party person and would like to help plan games with real prizes for the winning teams contact Marc Apter, Social Committee Chair, 301-904-3690 or