Anne Arundel County is currently revising its background check policy and procedures.  The background check will no longer be performed by Anne Arundel County Police.  The county is in the process of selecting a vendor to perform the background check.  It is anticipated that the county will follow current policy for other types of volunteers and will split the cost with the potential volunteer.  That split cost will likely be in the range of $10-$12.  The background check will be good for five years.

PLEASE NOTE:  The membership policy linked to this website has not yet been updated to reflect these changes, as final decisions have not yet been made.

You can proceed with membership and do not need to submit for a background check at this time.  You will be notified when the new policy and procedures are in place and can apply for a background check then.

The background check is required for Operational status.