Police Assistant

Towson, MD
Baltimore County

Salary: $25.00 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested candidates must apply at this time. List all promotionsand changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Under close supervision, performs a variety of investigative and analytical paraprofessional law enforcement functions, as well as administrative duties in support of police operations and related services.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs background investigations of employment candidates in accordance with departmental policies and goals, applicable laws, and procedural requirements.
  • Conducts background investigations, which includes, interviewing and fingerprinting applicants; collecting, reviewing, verifying and analyzing personal, financial, and education documentation; traveling to various locations within and outside the state to interview references, present and former employers and educational institution representatives.
  • Investigates technical problems related to compliance inspections and identify remedial action.
  • Conducts document verification and physical accounting of property items related to all critical drug and firearm cases prior to destruction of evidence.
  • Investigates, analyzes and reports any discrepancies in findings.
  • Conducts regular line inspections of police records, equipment, log books at precincts, specialized units, and other commands for uniformity and compliance with policies, rules, and procedures.
  • Inspects the appearance of on-duty officers; performs other related inspections as required, including CALEA inspections and preparation of related materials and documentation; documents findings, prepares and submits detailed reports related to same.
  • Identifies and tracks officers’ court cases and appearances; collects relevant police reports, statement of charges and MVA records from officers and reviews reports and records for accuracy and completeness; serves as liaison with prosecutors to excuse officers from court as necessary; appears in court and communicates with officers via police radio and/or phone to have them respond to court as needed; coordinates warrant and summons service; compiles and submits corresponding reports as required and requested.
  • Prepares court docket for processing.
  • Resolves court scheduling conflicts.
  • Tracks and maintains records of overtime spent on court appearances.
  • Maintains summonses database, updates database daily, and prepares related reports as requested.
  • Documents all background investigation findings and compiles comprehensive reports of same.
  • Assists with physical agility tests and other pre-employment events as necessary.
  • Answers general employment inquiries, consults and advises potential applicants, and assists applicants with filling out requisite employment forms.
  • Documents and maintains related employment statistics.
  • Prepares and presents both written and verbal reports involving audits, inspections and their analysis.
  • Reviews proposed changes to policies, rules and procedures, such as General Orders, Special Orders, SOPs, and manual revisions, to determine their effect on inspections and accreditation programs.
  • Monitors effects of approved changes and prepares related reports.
  • Interacts with the general public, potential applicants, police department personnel, State’s Attorney’s Office personnel, Assistant State’s Attorney’s Office personnel, court judges, court personnel, CALEA inspectors, other jurisdiction uniformed and civilian staff.
  • Conducts interviews, both formal and informal as dictated by the related functions of the individual assignment.
  • Processes evidence/property taken into custody by police department members.
  • Accepts, prepares, and handles evidence and property from various units throughout the police department for storage, disposal, testing, and transfer to other locations.
  • Provides first line support to field users of the BWC system.
  • Responsible for sharing body worn camera (BWC)system related evidence to the SAO.
  • Processes return merchandise authorization.
  • Completes regular reports of uncategorized BWC video and images and prepared BWC audit reports.
  • Develops testing and evaluation procedures.
  • Conducts training classes and train instructions.
  • Develops and organizes training and educational materials.
  • Analyzes training needs to develop to improve training programs.
  • Performs office clerical duties such as answering phones and filing.
  • Performs data entry and inquiry functions on various department, local, state, and federal databases to assist members with tracking, documenting, and researching information and offenders related to criminal investigations.
  • Conducts compliance checks for various investigative units.
  • Serves summonses in areas assigned by the department.
  • Answers inquiries and provides information and assistance related to each assignment.
  • Provides security by screening and controlling access of persons entering specific county building locations.


  • Possession of a high school diploma or appropriate equivalent, PLUS be a retired sworn police or fire department employee.
  • All applicants must be of good moral character and emotionally stable, as determined by a comprehensive background investigation, polygraph examination, and drug test.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license equivalent to a non-commercial, class C Maryland driver’s license is required at the time of application.