Police Officer

Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Police Department

The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) is looking for an outstanding civilian to be a dedicated and driven servant for public safety as a Baltimore City Police Officer. The ideal candidate is someone who is committed to public service, constitutional policing, and making a positive impact on Baltimore communities; is a person of integrity; and has strong communication skills.

As a uniformed Baltimore Police Officer, you are assigned to patrol a neighborhood by vehicle or on foot. Employees in this class work rotating shifts including evening, weekends and holiday hours. In this capacity, you respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service and promote the safety of the public and of fellow police officers. You will be a proactive member of our Department, engaging in community-oriented policing, traffic enforcement, and on occasion, special details. You are expected to meet all administrative requirements.

$53,512.00 – $92,548.00 Annually
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.


On or before the date of filing the application, each candidate 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 20 years of age and 9 months upon beginning the academy.
• Must have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certified diploma recognized by the State Board of Education .
• 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).