A Police Cadet receives training in law enforcement practices and procedures. Work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities.
Incumbents receive close supervision from a technical superior. Employees in this class work rotating shifts including evening, weekend and holiday hours. Work is performed in an office where normal working conditions are encountered. Work requires minimal physical exertion.
How to Prepare for the Written Test
Applicants take the Frontline Police Test. This is a three part exam lasting 2-hours. Learn how to prepare for the Frontline Police Test.
EDUCATION: Have graduated from an accredited high school or possession of a GED certificate.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATES: Have a valid Maryland Class C Noncommercial driver's license or an equivalent out-of-state driver's license acceptable to the Office of Risk Management and ability to obtain and maintain Maryland Police Training Commission Certification is required.
Applicants must have at the least the following qualifications to begin the process:
• Must be a U.S. citizen
• Possess a valid driver's license. Please note, you cannot have any more than 3 points on your license.
• Must be 18 years of age upon beginning the Cadet Program.
• Must have a high school diploma or general education Development( GED) certified diploma recognized by the State Board of Education.
• Must be able to pass an extensive background check.
• Applicants do not need to be a Maryland resident.
• Applicants are ineligible if they have illegally used a controlled dangerous substance, narcotic drug, or marijuana for any purpose within 3 years (36 months).
• Must not have any current court orders relating to domestic violence.
• Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military.
• No felony or serious misdemeanor convictions.
• Misdemeanors must be expunged from criminal record.
• Must not have been arrested for DUI within the past 5 years (60 months).