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Police Officer Job - Greenbelt Police Department - Greenbelt, Maryland

July 17, 2014

Greenbelt Police Department

Position Title: Police Officer
Position Type: Civilian
Closing Date: 9/1/2014
Job Description

The Greenbelt Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Police Officer and Lateral Police Officer.

The Greenbelt Police Department is located in Prince Georges County, Maryland and is one of the top municipal agencies in the area.  In addition to patrol, we offer a number of specialty assignments including Criminal Investigations, K-9, Traffic Enforcement, Community Policing, Evidence Management, Narcotics Enforcement, SWAT, Crisis Negotiations, Homeland Security, Training, Information Technology, Bike Patrol, Honor Guard.

  Entry Level Officers hired will be paid while attending the 6 month Training Academy.  After successful completion of the training academy, Officers will be assigned to a 14 Week Field Training Program.

  MD Certified Lateral Officers hired will be assigned to an abbriviated Field Training Program.  


Applicant Testing will be conducted on Saturday, September 13, 2014**

Interested candidates MUST apply online at

**Applications must be completed by September 1, 2014 to be considered for the testing date.


Additional Information

 OVERTIME PAY: Time and one half the employee’s hourly rate is paid for work in excess of 40 hours per week. A minimum of 3 hours overtime is paid when the employee is required to appear in court while off duty. When required to work on holidays, the overtime rate is one and one half times the basic rate of pay in addition to the holiday. Employees may opt to earn comp. time with limitations.

EQUIPMENTInitial issue and replacement of uniforms and equipment are fully furnished to Police Officers by the Department, to include maintenance and laundry. 

Annual Leave ranges from 13 to 26 days per year based on tenure – maximum annual accumulation of 240 hours. Annual leave is accrued during the probationary period but is not credited to the employee until after the permanent appointment is received. 

 There are eleven (11) paid holidays per year. 

SICK LEAVE: There are thirteen (13) sick days provided per year, unlimited accumulation. 

 Administrative leave is provided for professional development. 

 The City provides Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance in the amount of $25,000, plus the option to purchase additional for self, spouse and children. 

GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE: The City pays 85% contribution for Health Insurance (HMO/OPEN ACCESS/PPO). Contribution is based on Open Access rates.

: The City pays 2/3 of dental coverage premiums. 

RETIREMENT: Maryland State Retirement and Pension System – Law Enforcement Officers Pension System(LEOPS) Minimum - 25 years Service or age 50 

DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN: 401(a) 2.5% contribution from City plus optional 457(b) with up to 2.5% match by the City. 

: Social Security is provided in addition to retirement. 

TAKE HOME VEHICLES: Employees are eligible for take-home vehicles with limitations after completion of probationary period 

FITNESS PROGRAM: Award up to $400 per year 

NIGHT DIFFERENTIAL: $1.35/per hour 

ON-CALL PAY: $5.00/day 

RESIDENCY BONUS: $3,000 per year for Police Officers who live in the City of Greenbelt 

GREENBELT HOME OWNERSHIP GRANT: $2,000 toward purchase of home in the City of Greenbelt 

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT: Employees removed from probationary status are eligible to receive tuition reimbursement with limitations 


Job Requirements
  • Age 21 at Academy Graduation
  • Education High School or GED
  • Experience None
  • Additional Requirement :

    Lateral Officer Pay is calculated based on years of Experience.

  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $45,115   annual
    Academy Graduate: $21.69   hourly
    Lateral: $45K+   annual
    Top Pay: $80,080   annual

    Contact Information

    Michelle Moo Young
    Greenbelt Police Department
    550 Crescent Road
    Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
    ph: (240)542-2143

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