Chuck Rapp began his career with the Baltimore County, Maryland, police department. He served in numerous patrol and detective assignments and progressed to the rank of Captain. He was also a hostage negotiator and team leader for over ten years. He commanded precincts, criminal investigations, training academy, and served on a terrorism task force as commander of the state’s intelligence center — Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center. After 27 years, he retired.
He then became the executive director of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions where he managed commissions for police and corrections that set hiring and training standards. The commissions also ran academies for police and state corrections agencies along with a firearms range and driver training facility.
Chuck left this position to accept a Major’s position with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office — a full-service law enforcement agency where he has overseen investigations, special response units, and patrol operations and currently oversees the Professional Services Division, which includes personnel, training, and policy functions for law enforcement and corrections.
Chuck has a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in administrative science from Johns Hopkins University. Chuck has been an instructor in undergraduate, graduate, and specialized law enforcement courses for over 20 years.
Instructors Lou Forst and Chuck Rapp were great. Very top-notch instructors with a considerable amount of experience behind them to teach this class.