University Police Officer II – PFC (Laterals & Retirees)

College Park, MD
University of Maryland Police Department

Your journey continues with UMPD!

Whether you are looking for a new environment, or retired and want to continue your law enforcement career, UMPD offers an opportunity for you to make a difference in our community.

Excellent state benefits including tuition remission for employee and dependents

Salary range: $63,763.95 – $68,666.80

2.5% Increase after probation followed by reclassification to MPO (test required, minimum three years’ service as a sworn officer)

The University of Maryland Department of Public Safety (UMPD) is a full-service, legislated police agency that serves the myriad needs of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors within its jurisdiction. UMPD is currently recruiting candidates to be considered for the position of University Police Officer II. Applicants must have a non-provisional police officer certification through the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission, or comparable police certification through another state (Comparative Compliance), must have successfully completed a Police Field Training Program and must have successfully completed a probationary period with a police agency.*

UMPD is seeking dynamic individuals that exhibit good character, sound judgment, honesty, reliability and integrity combined with excellent communication skills to serve the University of Maryland community. University of Maryland Police Officers patrol designated areas by vehicle and foot; respond to calls for assistance and emergencies; apprehend, detain, process, and arrest individuals who violate Maryland Vehicle and Criminal laws; interacts with and establishes rapport with the campus community; testifies in court cases as necessary, and work rotating shifts. Police officers may be called back to duty in emergency situations and are required to work weekends, nights, and holidays as needed by the department.

High School Diploma or GED required.

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

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • General knowledge of citizen’s rights and responsibilities; of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
  • Skill in detecting situations imperiling public safety; in operating emergency vehicles under all conditions; in the care and use of firearms, self-defense tools and criminal detection devices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to operate two way radios and telephones in a variety of environments; to apply knowledge, experience, and reason to arrive at prompt and effective decisions for both routine and critical situations; to show sensitivity in interactions with a diverse population; to maintain composure and demonstrate restraint in stressful and dangerous situations; to perform extensive sitting, driving, standing, walking, climbing, and running; to lift, drag, and carry heavy objects; to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to follow oral and written directions; to provide guidance and training to others; to respond to emergency situations requiring physical stamina and force; to enter and exit vehicles frequently and quickly; to work in and wear personal protective equipment; to conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations.

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.

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.

In addition to the above, Police Officer applicants must:

  • Be 21 years of age upon graduation from the Police Academy;
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Meet various physical requirements; have vision that is correctable to 20/20 in each eye;
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony;
  • Considered applicants must participate in the following:
  • Physical Agility test;
  • Oral Interview
  • Truth Verification Examination (Polygraph);
  • Drug Screening;
  • Physical and Psychological Examination (after Conditional Offer of Employment); and
  • Complete background investigation
  • This is a regular non-exempt position with a full benefits package including:
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription Plans.
  • Tuition reimbursement program for employee and dependents.
  • Law Enforcement Officers of the State of Maryland Pension System (LEOPS).
  • Generous leave package
  • Life insurance programs, deferred compensation packages, long- term disability, and participation in the State Credit Union.

Apply today via link:  University of Maryland College Park Employment Site | University Police Officer II – Private First Class ( or contact Rosemarie Mahoney, Recruiter, at, 301 405-5727.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Women, minorities, LGBTQ+, and veterans are encouraged to apply.