Howard County - Lateral Police Officer

Howard County Police Department - Ellicott City, Maryland

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Entry Level Salary:
$61,145.00 annual

Job Description


Lateral Police Officer

The Howard County Police Department is a nationally accredited agency of more than 700 employees, sworn and civilian, dedicated to creating a better quality of life for the citizens of Howard County. It is the mission of the Howard County Police Department to provide a secure environment by protecting life and property, reducing the opportunity for crime and disorder, enforcing the law, assisting victims and providing other police-related services as required by the community in a manner consistent with the values of a free society. HCPD embraces the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police. We are committed to resolving problems collaboratively through a partnership between the department and our community.

Our officers demonstrate the highest standards and are guided by the agency’s values: **Integrity, Pride and Community. **

Integrity: The department and its personnel can only succeed in their mission if we maintain our integrity. Our authority to deprive people of their life, freedom and property comes from the trust bestowed upon us. Once this trust is broken, by an individual or by the department, our actions are rightfully called into question. The department and its employees must hold themselves to a standard that is beyond reproach.

Pride: The department is a proud institution and works to develop this pride in its sworn, civilian and volunteer personnel. We are proud of our rich tradition of providing quality police services to the residents and visitors of Howard County. We are proud to be a part of a noble profession that is called upon to maintain order in a free society. We are proud of the real partnerships we have with the people we serve. We are proud of the highly motivated, highly trained, and highly respected personnel we have.

Community: The cornerstone of this department is the relationship we have with the community we serve. Our ability to be effective in carrying out our mission is based on the credibility we have with the community. Understanding that we are a part of, and not separate from, the community is critical. Although we are granted full-time responsibility for policing the community, we cannot do it without the approval and cooperation of the public. The department strives to enhance this relationship in several ways: by ensuring that each police contact is carried out fairly and with respect; by seeking input from the public on our programs, procedures and priorities; and by being active in community programs and charities.

The department is currently looking for ambitious Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions (MPCTC) certified officers that have worked in a full-service agency for at least two years and are seeking new careers in law enforcement. If you are interested in joining one of the most progressive police departments in the country, you must submit an online application, successfully complete a written exam, physical agility test, personal history questionnaire, oral interview, polygraph examination, background investigation, psychological screening, and medical examination.

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Job Requirements

  • Age: N/A
  • Education: Two years of experience with a full-service Maryland police agency
  • Experience: Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions (MPCTC) certificate

++Minimum Qualifications++

  • U.S. citizen
  • Two years of experience with a full-service Maryland police agency
  • Possess a current Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions (MPCTC) certificate 
  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Contact Informaton

Emma H

Howard County Police Department
3410 Court House Dr.
Ellicott City, Maryland
phone: (855) 720-2777

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