Police Officer Lateral

Towson, MD
Baltimore County

$68,763.00 – $82,753.00 Annually

Job Summary:

Participates in all required training, both at the Police Academy and, subsequently on-the-job, to learn the duties of and maintain the proficiency requirements for the classification of Police Officer.

  • Performs general patrol duties in a vehicle and on foot.
  • Detects violations of laws and ordinances, and identifies wanted vehicles and persons.
  • Operates patrol vehicles.
  • Uses physical exertion to perform duties.
  • Intervenes in fights, disarms suspects, pursues fleeing suspects, and restrains hostile individuals.
  • Assists in crowd control activities.
  • Responds to emergency situations and other calls to service.
  • Administers emergency medical aid.
  • Extinguishes small fires.
  • Conducts initial and follow up investigations of crimes and various other incidents and events.
  • Protects crime scenes, and collects evidence and information.
  • Conducts searches and seizures. Locates and interviews witnesses.
  • Searches, restrains, transports, and guards persons.
  • Serves warrants and summonses.
  • Conducts surveillance.
  • Arrests and detains persons.
  • Identifies and determines possible solutions to community crime problems.
  • Attends and participates in community meetings.
  • Performs security surveys.
  • Establishes rapport with the public.
  • Mediates disputes.
  • Advises victims, suspects, and the general public of rights and processes.
  • Performs crisis mediation with persons involved in domestic and civil disputes, suspects attempting suicide, and in hostage situations.
  • Communicates effectively over law enforcement radio channels and through computer networks.
  • Prepares investigative and administrative reports and forms, arrest warrants and statements of charges using appropriate grammar and math.
  • Prepares detailed case documentation and presents testimony in court.
  • Enforces traffic laws and ordinances, and investigates traffic accidents.
  • Operates various types of radar and breathalyzer equipment.
  • Administers roadside sobriety tests.
  • Arranges for blood or other chemical tests.
  • Directs traffic.
  • Executes motor vehicle stops. Issues criminal and traffic citations.
  • Inspects and maintains all assigned equipment, including vehicles, firearms, and clothing. Uses deadly weapons.

Conducts investigations of a specialized nature, including homicide, vice, narcotics, arson, auto theft, robbery, family and sex crimes. Provides specialized operational support to field units such as the hostage negotiation, tactical, canine and marine units. Police Officers working in specialized units may testify as expert witnesses. Provides administrative and technical support throughout the Department. Performs other related duties as required.


  • Must have at least two (2) years’ experience with a law enforcement agency at time of application
  • Must have current MPCTC certification or have been MPCTC certified within the last two (2) years

or (for out of state applicants)

  • Must provide the academy curriculum that was completed with the total number of hours and provide a graduation certificate including successful completion of the academy.
  • Must be in good standing at current agency or have retired within the past 2 years in good standing.
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED, or an appropriate equivalent
  • Must have a valid driver’s license equivalent to a noncommercial class C Maryland driver’s license
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the time you submit your application;
  • Must pass the physical agility examination
  • Must satisfactorily complete a medical examination
  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be of good moral character and emotionally stable, as determined by a comprehensive background investigation, psychological screening, polygraph examination, and periodic drug testing