Police Officer Candidate

$52,500 - $62,358 yearly
  • Montgomery County Police
  • Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • May 06, 2020
Full time Law Enforcement- Officer

Job Description

The Montgomery County Department of Police is a nationally accredited agency and the primary law enforcement agency for Montgomery County, Maryland. With more than 1,300 sworn officers, assisted by over 700 support personnel, the agency provides the full spectrum of policing services to a county of over 1 million people.

The department is currently looking for highly qualified police officer applicants who are ready to answer the call for a challenging and rewarding career in law enforcement. Our police officers receive very comprehensive training in a brand new training facility and all uniforms and equipment are provided. We offer many opportunities to serve to include our 6 District Police Stations and over 50 specialized units.

A Police Officer Candidate receives comprehensive training through a six (6) month recruit training program. The work of a Police Officer involves considerable personal risk and requires the use of sound, independent judgment in emergency situations. The tactful, conscientious performance of duties is carried out with limited supervision. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, patrolling a designated area in the county to preserve the peace and to prevent and discover the commission of crime, directing traffic at pedestrian crossings and street intersections, enforcing motor vehicle operating and parking regulations, and performing communication functions. A Police Officer is also required to conduct preliminary investigations at the scene of a crime, administer first aid, gather evidence, obtain witnesses, make arrests, and testify as a witness in court. Employees work varying shifts and may be called upon to work irregular hours. Applicants possessing the minimum qualifications will be scheduled for a written examination. Applicants will be notified of the test date and time via email prior to the test date. Applicants will also be provided information to complete a background investigation booklet which must be filled out COMPLETELY and brought to the written test along with required documents. Candidates must also successfully complete an oral interview, background investigation, polygraph examination, physical exam psychological examination including a physical ability component, drug and alcohol screen in order to receive a final offer of employment.


Experience: No previous experience in law enforcement is required.

Education: Satisfactory completion of an Associate of Arts Degree or equivalent (60 college credits)

Education Equivalency: Three (3) years of active duty military service with an honorable discharge or three (3) years of full time law enforcement officer experience recognized by MCPD; i.e., work as a sworn, government agent with full arrest powers eligible for rehire (Recognized) may be substituted for education.

Applicant must provide official proof of separation from the military in good standing with an honorable discharge prior to being extended a conditional offer of employment.

Other: U. S. citizen and not less than twenty-one (21) years old as of the anticipated first day of employment as a sworn Police Officer.* Possession and maintenance at all times of a valid  driver’s license from the applicant's state of residence.


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