Lateral Police Officer

Baltimore City, MD
Maryland Department of Transportation

$69,982.00 – $126,131.00 Annually

This position is available only to persons who possess a current certification as a Police Officer from the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission (MPTSC)

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is recruiting for MTA Lateral Police Officers. The Maryland Transit Administration is seeking SWORN LATERAL POLICE OFFICERS to join its existing force serving MTA Bus, Metro, Light Rail, and MARC Train/Commuter Bus systems.


AGE/CITIZENSHIP: At least 21 years of age and a citizen of the United States
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a GED certificate recognized by the State of Maryland.

The following must be submitted with your application:
1. A copy of your current certification card (If currently employed as a Maryland Police Officer)
2. A recent copy (not over 30 days) of your total driving record (NOT 36 MONTHS). Available from MVA or your state of residence
3. Copy of your high school diploma or GED certificate from an accredited institution
4. Copy of your State’s Driver’s License

Must pass an oral interview; demonstrate ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing; must be of good moral character/reputation and emotionally stable as determined by comprehensive background investigation, to include work history and criminal records check, polygraph examination, and psychological evaluation; must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the job as determined by medical examination, must pass drug and alcohol screening, and physical agility testing; must successfully meet the requirements of minimum standards of training as mandated by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission and able to work variable shifts.

Licenses & Certifications

This position requires a valid driver’s license to legally operate a motor vehicle in the State of Maryland.

A complete driving record is required; driving record must be within MTA standards (no more than 2 moving violations in the last 3 years; no more than 3 moving violations in the past 5 years; and no more than 4 current points.

Must possess a current Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission (MPTSC) certification.

The Maryland Transit Administration will verify certification with the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission.