Police Officer

Aberdeen, MD
Aberdeen Police Department

This is an entry-level position without police authority or powers until completion of training and certification received. Upon successful testing and completion of all requirements, candidates will be placed on an eligibility list for entrance into the Police Academy. This position will be open until filled.

  • Entry Level Police Officers will have a probationary period of 2 years.
  • Successful candidates will undergo 6 continuous months of paid training at a Maryland Police Academy.
  • Entry Level starting salary will be $47,570
  • Upon graduation from the Police Academy and one year of employment, salary will be $49,026


  • Patrols designated areas in a vehicle and on foot to deter crime, detect violations of laws and ordinances, and identify wanted vehicles/persons or unusual conditions
  • Responds to calls for service, evaluates situations, and determines appropriate course of action, which may include intervening in fights, subduing and disarming individuals, helping with crowd control, performing rescue operations, responding to emergency situations, etc.
  • Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations by interviewing and obtaining statements of victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informants
  • Collects, preserves, and processes evidence; performs searches; detains suspicious vehicles and persons; arrests when probable cause exists; and searches, restrains, transports, guards, and processes people
  • Enforces all traffic laws and ordinances, operates various types of radar and breathalyzer equipment, administers roadside sobriety tests, arranges for blood or other chemical tests, investigates accidents, directs traffic, and assists in special details
  • Inspects and maintains all assigned equipment, including vehicles, firearms, and clothing


  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of this state
  • High school diploma or GED required; a degree or additional coursework in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, or a related field preferred
  • Must successfully complete the required training and probationary period
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation, polygraph examination, physical examination, and emotional and psychological fitness examination
  • Valid Maryland driver’s license
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Meet all Aberdeen Police Department physical agility requirements
  • Excellent communication, customer service, and problem solving skills, including the ability to maintain composure under stress
  • Enters into a 3-year contract agreement. a. to be employed only by this Department upon successful completion of all police academy requirements for graduation, and b. to successfully complete this Departments entry level probationary period.