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Police Officer - Full Time

Sykesville Police Department - Sykesville, Maryland

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Entry Level Salary:
$37,274.00 annual

Job Description

  • Conducts assigned patrols, whether on foot or by vehicle, throughout the Town for the purpose of preventing, detecting or responding to criminal acts.
  • Answers calls from citizens for assistance or protection of their life and property.
  • Conducts investigations and gathers evidence in cooperation with other law enforcement personnel and the State's Attorney's Office in connection with incidents of criminal activities.
  • Makes arrests of persons charged or suspected of criminal activities and does so in a manner that protects the rights of the accused, the rights and safety of the general public as well as the safety of themselves and other Officers.
  • Detects violations of traffic regulations, and issues warnings and citations as necessary to insure the safety of the public and the free flow of movement on public ways.
  • Responds to reports of traffic accidents, insuring the proper assistance is obtained for injured individuals and that the causes are investigated and issue appropriate citations.
  • Makes inspections of assigned vehicle and equipment daily and reports any defects.
  • Maintains personal equipment in proper order.
  • Assists in crime prevention efforts as directed.
  • Performs various duties and tasks related to special assignments as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties.

Job Requirements

  • Age: At least 21 years of age
  • Education: High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Experience: .
To qualify as a Police Officer Candidate with the Town of Sykesville Police Department, applicants must meet the following conditions:
  1. Must be currently certified as a police officer by the Maryland Police Training Commission; OR
  2. Successfully graduated from a Maryland Police Training Commission approved academy with-in the previous two years; OR
  3. Retired and/or Resigned from a Maryland Police Agency while in good standing with-in the previous three years and be eligible for immediate re-certification.
In addition to the aforementioned conditions the following requirements must be met:
  • Must have reached 21 years of age
  • Must possess a high school diploma or a GED equivalent (higher degree preferred)
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license from your state of residency
  • Must submit to an oral interview
  • Must successfully complete a thorough background investigation to include but not limited to a credit check, criminal history check, fingerprint check, work history check and more.
  • Must have never committed, been involved in or been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor
  • Must be certified physically fit to perform the duties of a police officer
  • Must be certified through a licensed mental health care professional to determine whether the candidate is emotionally and mentally fit to perform the duties of a police officer
  • Must have vision which is correctable to 20/20, not to exceed 20/100 uncorrected, or must use extended wear contact lenses
  • Must not be color blind
  • Must be willing to submit to a polygraph examination and drug screen as part of the background investigation
  • Must meet the prior drug usage policy as mandated by the State of Maryland Police Training Commission.
  • Must be able to successfully gain compliance of all other departmental policies, state laws, and regulations.

Contact Informaton

Robert Ploof

Sykesville Police Department
7547 Main Street
Sykesville, Maryland 21784
phone: (410) 795-0757

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