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Patrol Officer

Town of Rising Sun - Rising Sun , Maryland

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$36,000.00 annual
Top Pay:
$40,055.00 annual

Job Description

A Rising Sun Police Officer is expected to:

preserve the public peace deter and prevent the commission of crimes enforce the laws and ordinances of the State, County and Town of Rising Sun arrest lawbreaker preserve order and public places maintain the safe and orderly flow of traffic on pubic ways cooperate with and assist other law enforcement agencies in carrying out their duties while carrying out these responsibilities in a dignified and courteous manner, so as to inspire the confidence of the public.

A Rising Sun Police Officer plays a critical role in preserving the quality of life for our residents. Police Officers are expected to initiate frequent personal contacts with community members on their beats, and to interact in an attentive, friendly, and compassionate manner.

Although enforcing the law and fighting crime remain important elements of policing, in reality, most police work is oriented toward nonenforcement tasks such as maintaining order and providing social services.

Consequently, reducing community disorder, helping to mitigate residents' fears about crime, solving problems, and caring for individual victims, are all regarded as equally important to making arrests and solving crimes.

Additional Information

The Town of Rising Sun, located in Cecil County Maryland, has a full service Police Department, consisting of a Chief, Sergeant, 4 patrol officers and an administrative Assistant. Rising Sun is located in the Northeast corner of Maryland, immediately South of Pennsylvania and West of Delaware. Rising Sun is a community in motion with a population of roughly 2,100 people living rural and suburban lifestyles. Starting salary ranges from $36,000 to $40,055 (depending on prior law enforcement or military police experience) with excellent an benefits package.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: MPTC Certification or able to aquire within 1 year
  • Experience: Applicable background experience desired
The successful candidate shall be a U.S. Citizen, 21 years of age upon graduation of academy, with a valid driver's license, able to successfully complete and pass the hiring process to include a polygraph examination, drug testing and comprehensive background investigation. Ideal candidate will be certified as a Police Officer by the Maryland Police Training Commission with one (1) year sworn experience and at least 60 College Credits from an accredited university. If previously certified, no more than three (3) year expiration of MPTC certification. Candidates should submit a photocopy of current Police Officer Certification Card; or documentation showing service and certification from a bona fide police department within the past three years; or a Retirement Certificate from a bona fide police department within the past three years.

Contact Informaton

Calvin Bonenberger

Town of Rising Sun
1 East Main Street, PO BOX 456
Rising Sun , Maryland 21911
phone: (410) 658-5353

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