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Police Officer I (Lateral & Entry Level)

Gaithersburg Police Department - Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$53,839.00 annual
$55,322.00 annual
Top Pay:
$62,265.00 annual

Job Description

The City of Gaithersburg, MD, Police Department, a nationally accredited law enforcement agency, is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer I. Currently certified officers (laterals), as well as entry level candidates with no previous law enforcement experience are encouraged to apply. This recruitment period will establish a standing eligibility list for future Department vacancies; positions are filled based on operational needs. Starting salary for entry level candidates is $53,839. Starting salary for certified Police Officers is based on prior police experience (completed years of service): 1 year - $55,322; 2 Years - $56,982; 3 Years - $58,691; 4 Years - $60,452; 5 Years or More - $62,265. Lateral hires are eligible for a $2,000 bonus for satisfactory completion of the 2-year probationary period. Forty hours per week; ten-hour patrol shifts with shift differential pay for evening and nights shifts; multilingual skills pay differential. All uniforms/equipment provided with dry cleaning and footwear allowance; take-home vehicle program. Excellent benefits package includng health, dental, vision, long-term care, long-term disability, and life insurance; paid holiday, vacation, sick, and personal leave; tuition assistance program; and generous retirement plans. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/jobs (online applications only). Maryland certified candidates who submitted an application in May/June 2013 need not reapply. The City of Gaithersburg is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA Compliant Employer.

Additional Information

The City of Gaithersburg Police Department provides law enforcement-related services to more than 60,000 residents; responsibility is shared with the Montgomery County Department of Police. The Gaithersburg Police Department is deeply committed to the community-oriented policing philosophy. City officers respond to calls for service as necessary and utilize partnerships to solve problems and to deal with issues affecting the safety and quality of life in all City neighborhoods.

Job Requirements

  • Age: At least 21 years of age
  • Education: Diploma or GED; some college
  • Experience: Entry level and certified officers may apply
Candidates must be currently certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission as a law enforcement officer, or certified as a law enforcement officer in another state or federal service and eligible for Maryland Comparative Compliance (lateral applicants); or be certifiable by the Commission based on State of Maryland regulations (entry level applicants). Other position requirements/standards and information regarding training, testing, and the selection process can be viewed at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/recruitment.

Contact Informaton

Sarah Paxton

Gaithersburg Police Department
14 Fulks Corner Avenue
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
phone: (301) 258-6400

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