Police Officer, Entry Level

Annapolis, MD
Anne Arundel County Police Department

Salary: $62,161.00 – $119,768.00 Annually.

Closing Date: 8/19/2024.

Position Summary:

This is responsible local law enforcement work in the protection of life and property and the enforcement of laws and ordinances.

This work involves responsibility for performing, under general supervision, duties in patrol, traffic, investigations, administration, and support services. Duties may include shift work, outdoor work, and exposure to dangerous conditions. This position requires an understanding of law enforcement work and departmental rules and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Safe operation of a motor vehicle during day and night time hours and in all types of weather while simultaneously observing people, places and things.
  • Standing, sitting, walking and driving for prolonged periods of time.
  • Responding to highly stressful, hostile, and dangerous situations, quickly assessing the situation, and taking action to reduce the danger and hostility.
  • Pursuing and subduing prisoners; controlling uncooperative individuals both orally and, when necessary through physical restraint; physical confrontations using minimum force necessary to affect arrest.
  • Responding to the scene of land or water accidents; performing the proper and necessary rescue functions; administering first aid; directing traffic; and performing other activities during day and night hours and in all types of weather and environments under unpredictable conditions.
  • Work requires overtime, shift work, and standby when necessary.
  • Qualify, after training, with firearms (handgun and shotgun).
  • Qualify, after training, in self-defense skills.
  • Completion of written reports.
  • Use of police radio to communicate.
  • Lift or drag an object (such as a human being); stretch, bend, crawl, run, jump, and perform other job related physical activities.
  • Overt as well as casual (and at times, covert) observation of people, places, and things during day and night time and in all types of weather while patrolling on foot or in vehicle. Includes distinguishing colors of vehicles, clothing or other objects.
  • Hear and recognize sounds and voices associated with emergency situations and take proper measures to react and respond to audio information.
  • Responding to calls for service from citizens; meeting and interviewing citizens in their homes, places of business, on the street or wherever required.


  • Graduation from high school; successful completion of recruit training and probationary period; and a valid non-commercial Class C motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Candidates must be at least 21 years of age by November 12, 2025.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This is a Safety-Sensitive position and employees in this position are subject to Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) and Alcohol testing.