Lateral Police Officer

Ocean City, MD
Ocean City Police Department

Salary: $ 48,090.00 to $ 52,015.00.

Position Summary:

As a Maryland certified lateral entry candidate you will attend a four (4) week orientation conducted by the Ocean City Police Department that includes firearms training/qualification, defensive tactics training, Town ordinance training, policy review, and field training.

As an out-of-state certified lateral entry candidate you will attend a 330 hour comparative compliance academy at the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (E.S.C.J.A.) in Salisbury, Maryland. After completion of this training, you will participate in a nine (9) week Field Training and Evaluation Program conducted by the Ocean City Police Department.

Lateral entry officer will be subject to the same process as other police officer applicants. Processing of the applicant will include a written examination, physical abilities test, oral interview, background investigation, physical examination, and psychological evaluation.


  • High School Diploma or GED recognized by the Maryland Board of Education.
  • 21 years of age at the time of employment.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.
  • United States Citizen.
  • Good physical and mental condition.
  • Vision correctable to 20/20 with the ability to recognize basic colors.