Police Cadet

Police Officer Trainee
Baltimore County Police Department - Towson, Maryland

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$26,815.00 annual

Job Description

Performs administrative functions in a precinct or specialized police unit. Receives and responds to requests from the public for non-emergency assistance and information. Answers questions and provides advice and consultation to the public.

Works undercover to investigate crimes and target criminal activities. Provides assistance to police officers in their performance of their duties by directing traffic, inspecting vehicles, and issuing citations and repair orders. Assist with crowd control and special events. Assists police officers in processing and monitoring prisoners.

Accesses MILES, NCIC, MVA, and other police and criminal justice computer networks to enter, retrieve, review, research, and gather information and perform criminal background checks on subjects.

Communicates through law enforcement radio channels and through computer networks to provide information to officers, verify warrants, and identify wanted vehicles and people. composes, sends and receives teletypes.

Provides arrest and warrant information to police officers. Investigates complaints, gathers information, and writes reports. Contacts victims, officers, and the public. Arranges for towing of abandoned vehicles. Processes evidence in accordance with regulations. Assists in the disposal of contraband.

Inspects and maintains equipment, including vehicles, firearms, and clothing. Performs precinct and property inspections. Assists in providing security at police facilities.

Provides routine office support such as sorting and distributing mail, answering and directing phone calls, and filing.

Additional Information

The Baltimore County Police Department is the nation’s 18th largest police department and is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency. With more than 1,900 sworn officers, BCoPD serves a demographically and geographically diverse area. Baltimore County comprises 612 square miles, including urban, suburban and rural areas with an additional 28 square miles of water. We are proud of our communities and the various recreational, cultural and historical amenities our county provides.

BCoPD's mission is enforcement of the laws and ordinance of Maryland and Baltimore County; the protection of life and property; the prevention and detection of crime; preservation of the peace; and protection of the rights of all citizens. Our officers embody the organizational values of INTEGRITY, FAIRNESS and SERVICE.

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking dedicated, compassionate, and trustworthy men and women ready to serve the citizens of Baltimore County. If this sounds like you, submit your application today! All applicants must successfully complete a written exam, physical agility test, extensive background investigation, medical examination, polygraph examination and a psychological evaluation.

Baltimore County Police Department: HEROES WANTED

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18 - 20 years of age
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: n/a

Must have a high school diploma, GED or an appropriate equivalent by date of hire

Must have a driver's license equivalent to a noncommercial class C Maryland driver's license by date of hire

Must be at least 18 years of age by date of hire and no older than 20 years old

      (may submit application as early as 17 1/2)

Must be a citizen of the United States

Must pass the physical agility examination

Must be of good moral character and emotionally stable, as determined by a comprehensive background investigation, medical examination, polygraph examination, psychological screening and periodic drug testing

Contact Informaton

Officer Knox

Baltimore County Police Department
700 E Joppa Rd
Towson, Maryland 21286
phone: (1410) 887-5542

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