Police Officer - Lateral / Certified
The Hagerstown Police Department holds open testing for experienced police officers and/or recently trained applicants from Maryland or any other state on a continual basis. See "Testing" page for testing information. Use the email link below to request additional information.
The Hagerstown Police Department is a full service, progressive, community-oriented and nationally accredited law enforcement agency. We are a full-service agency serving a population of approximately 40,000 citizens. Our patrol division is comprised of three (3) patrol shifts working 10-hour days. The Department has several specialty units such as the Criminal Investigation Division, Narcotics Task Force, K-9, Warrant Squad, Special Response Team (SWAT), Crisis Negotiators and several School Resource Officers. In addition to the benefits listed, officers who live within the city are eligible for the take-home car program.
* Women, minorities and military veterans are encouraged to apply.
Entrance Level: $40,106
5 Year Level: $46, 192
Top Base Pay: $61, 405 (at 15 years of service)
To view the annual salary schedule to be paid AFSCME Council 67, Local 3373 union employees please click here.
Applicants with prior training and/or experience meeting at least one of the following requirements are eligible for a $5,000 signing bonus, and may be given credit for years of service performed as a certified police officer based on actual police experience and environment.
· Possess current Maryland certification as a police officer.
· Have been certified in MD within 5 years prior to selection.
· Have successfully completed an approved Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission (MPTSC) entry level training program within 2 years prior to selection.
· Have been employed as a police officer within the last 5 years in another state and have completed a basic police officer entrance level training program deemed by the MPTSC to be comparative to Maryland entry level training requirements.*
· Have completed a basic police officer entrance level training program meeting the above MPTSC requirements within the last 2 years.*
* Verification of comparative compliance will be performed at the beginning of the application process.