University Police Officer II

Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland, Baltimore Police Department

Must be certified by the Maryland Police Training Commission (MPTC)


Opened in 1807, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is Maryland’s public health, law, and human services university, dedicated to excellence in education, research, clinical care, and public service.

UMB enrolls over 6,700 students in six nationally ranked professional schools — dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work — and an interdisciplinary Graduate School. The University offers 62 doctoral, master’s, baccalaureate, and certificate programs and confers most of the professional practice doctoral degrees awarded in Maryland.

UMB is a thriving academic health center combining cutting-edge biomedical research and exceptional patient care. UMB’s extramural funding totaled $682 million in Fiscal Year 2021, and each tenured/tenure-track faculty member brings $1.5 million in research grants, on average, into UMB every year.

UMB’s 14-acre BioPark is Baltimore’s biggest biotechnology cluster, with three dozen tenants and more than 1,000 employees. The research park fuels the commercialization of new drugs, treatments, and medical devices.

The Department of Public Safety consists of a full-service police department that serves the UMB campus 24 hours a day; 365 days a year.  University Police Officer are commissioned by the Maryland Police Training Commission (MPTC) and have full police authority.  They work closely with a non-sworn security force to ensure the safety and protection of the campus.  Typically, Police Officers respond to calls and requests for services via foot patrol, bike patrol, and vehicles.  The department has a strong commitment to timely notifications of crime incidents that impact the safety of the campus.

Benefits Information:

UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. This position participates in a retirement program, effective on your date of hire. Non-exempt regular staff receive a generous leave package that starts with 11 days of vacation accrued per year, paid holidays, unlimited accrual of sick time, and time for community service; comprehensive health insurance; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school.

The ideal candidate will personally connect with the Administration and Finance Guiding Principles which closely mirror UMB’s core values: Respect and Integrity, Well-Being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.


Under general supervision performs the duties of a Police Officer. Participates as instructed in specialized unit activities such as crime prevention, re-certification, instructing criminal investigations or special events.

Primary Duties:

  1. Patrols designated areas by vehicle and foot to identify and report safety hazards, detect violations of laws and ordinances, and identify wanted vehicles, persons, and unusual conditions. Maintains a visible presence to deter crime.
  2. Responds to calls for emergency service, evaluates the situation and determines appropriate course of action. Performs crowd control; responds to emergency situations; administers emergency medical aid.
  3. Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations by interviewing and obtaining statements; collects, preserves, and processes evidence.
  4. Conducts surveillance and serves warrants and summonses. Performs searches and detains suspicious vehicles and persons. Arrests, searches, restrains, transports, guards, and processes violators.
  5. Interacts with campus community and establishes rapport with public.
  6. Mediates disputes and provides advice on legal rights and processes. Performs crisis mediation with persons involved in domestic and civil disputes, suicide, or hostage situations.
  7. Operates a variety of communication equipment to obtain, report, and verify information. Prepares and completes a variety of detailed reports and forms to support investigations.
  8. Prepares cases; appears and testifies in court.
  9. Enforces laws, ordinances, and institutional regulations.
  10. Directs traffic, investigates accidents, determines cause and takes appropriate action.
  11. Inspects and maintains assigned equipment including firearms and clothing. Operates and utilizes various types of law enforcement equipment such as firearms and other self-defense tools and criminal detection devices.
  12. Assists in the training and directs the activities of law enforcement and other support personnel.
  13. Participates as instructed in specialized unit activities such as: crime prevention, recertification instruction, criminal investigations, or special events.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.

Education: High School Diploma or GED.

Experience: Satisfactory completion of a Maryland Police Training Commission recognized or approved Police Academy Training program and successful completion of a Police Field Training program.

OTHER: Certification as a sworn Police Officer recognized by the Maryland Police Training Commission and valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license.

OTHER: Clery act designated job as campus security authorities (CSA) member and will comply with Clery Act requirements.


  • High School Diploma or GED and MPTC Certification
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must have 20/100 (Snellen) vision the weaker eye and vision correctable to 20/30 in each eye and wear corrective lenses
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony
  • Must demonstrate physical ability to perform job
  • Must work weekends, holidays, rotating shifts, on-call, and as needed
  • Must possess and maintain a Valid Driver’s License

* Finalists will be required to complete a comprehensive background check, including drug test, polygraph, and psychological evaluation.

Conditions of Employment:

Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.  Employees in this job class are required to maintain certification as specified by the Maryland Police Training Commission.  Employees in this job class may be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.

Based on the duties of this position, selected candidates are eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union).

Salary Range: Competitive and based on MOU/FOP Scale and commensurate with education and experience.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.