Police Officer

Greenbelt, MD
Greenbelt Police Department

Salary: $58,094.

Position Summary:

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform general duty police work in the protection of life and property through crime prevention and the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Employees within this class are responsible for a full range of duties including routine patrol, law enforcement, preliminary investigations and traffic control for a designated area on an assigned squad. A Police Officer’s duties range from periods of physical inactivity to situations requiring extreme physical exertion and may involve an element of danger. Employees must be able to act without immediate supervision and exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies. Specific work assignments are made by a Police Sergeant or other supervisor, and performance is checked through personal inspections, and review of oral and written reports. With experience and training, officers may apply for specialized assignments including, but not limited to, detective, bike officer, traffic, community relations.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols a designated area of the City by radio equipped car, bicycle or on foot, to prevent, discover, and deter the commission of crime, to enforce criminal law, to direct traffic, and to enforce motor vehicle operation and parking regulations;
  • Responds to calls and complaints involving fire, automobile accidents, domestic and neighborhood disturbances, assaults, robberies, and other misdemeanors and felonies;
  • Writes detailed reports on police-related activities;
  • Interviews persons with complaints and makes proper disposition or directs them to the proper authorities;
  • Secures crime scenes, administers first aid, arbitrates disputes, conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witness statements, apprehends suspects, makes arrests, and transports offenders;
  • Gives advice and general information to inquiries from the public;
  • Serves as a witness in court in connection with arrests and investigations;
  • Attends periodic training classes in police methods, first aid, firearms and related subjects;
  • Keeps informed and aware of persons and places suspected of illegal activity and/or potential for problems within an assigned area;
  • Enters or retrieves data from a computer terminal, PC or other keyboard device;
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum Age 21.
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • H.S. Diploma or GED.
  • Vision correctable to 20/20.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Drug screen & background check with written exam and physical agility test at a later date for PO Candidates.