Entry Level/Lateral Police Officer

Hyattsville, MD
City of Hyattsville Police Department

The Patrol Officer provides proficient patrol services to the City of Hyattsville Community.

Patrol Officers are assigned to specific shifts and are charged with:

  • Protecting life and property.
  • Preserving the public peace.
  • Enforcing local ordinances, as well as state and federal laws.
  • Apprehending law violators.
  • Preventing and deterring crime.
  • Serving as a resource to the community

Patrol Officers must be able to exercise independent judgement and tact as a means of handling both routine and complex situations and making determinations and judgements on a wide spectrum of issues.

The City of Hyattsville Police Department is seeking highly motivated individuals for the position of Police Officer (Entry-Level and Lateral). Candidates should exhibit good character, sound judgement, and reliability. They should possess a customer-oriented mindset and never stray from the department’s values of “Service”, “Integrity”, and “Respect.

Candidates Must

  • Be a High School Graduate, or equivalent
  • Be 21 years of age
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Have the ability to obtain and maintain the minimum requirements of the Maryland Police Training Commission (or have current certification for Laterals)

Offered Benefits

  • Up to $10,000 signing bonus for lateral candidates
  • Specialized unit assignments for those who meet minimum requirements
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Insurance (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision) benefits, including dependent care
  • Continued education and training opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Specialized language and skill spay, where applicable
  • Optional deferred compensation
  • Vacation/Sick paid time off