Cheverly - Entry Level Supervisor - Patrol

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Department Cheverly Police Department
Job TitleEntry Level Supervisor - Patrol
Salary$74,106 - $78,642
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Cheverly, MD
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Cheverly Police Department, MD Police JobsCHEVERLY POLICE DEPARTMENT



(Entry-Level Patrol Supervisor) 


The Cheverly Police Department is seeking men and women that exhibit the characteristics of sound judgment, honesty, reliability, integrity, and the ability to blend the philosophy of community-oriented policing with a desire to best serve the interests of the residents of the Town of Cheverly. The typical duties of a master corporal include: enforcing the criminal and traffic laws of the State of Maryland, Prince George’s County, and the Code of the Town of Cheverly, problem solving, report writing, courtroom presentation, providing effective service to residents and supervisory duties. In exchange for these duties, police officers are offered a competitive salary, excellent benefits, tuition reimbursement and a $5,000 signing bonus (for those who qualify). Shift work is required of all department employees.

Persons currently certified as a Police Officer, by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC), are preferred. In addition, minority, female, and bi-lingual (English/Spanish) persons are strongly encouraged to apply. 


This level of police patrol or investigation requires sworn status to maintain the public peace, protect life and property, and enforce laws according to established department procedures under varying degrees of supervision.  A significant aspect of this work involves contact with the community, therefore, duties must be performed in a tactful and conscientious manner.

All Police Officers are responsible, on a rotating shift basis or staggered schedule, for enforcing statutes, laws, and regulations for which the Department is able to take appropriate action under stress.  The position of Master Corporal also requires elementary knowledge and experience in the first-line supervision of immediate subordinates. Work performance is carefully monitored, reviewed and evaluated by the Master Corporal.   


Police vehicles; issued firearms and other essential police devices; radios; radar/lidar, bicycles, computers; some office equipment including telephones, copiers, and other related equipment.  The workplace is located throughout the jurisdiction of the Town.

GENERAL EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (illustrative only)

Master Corporals must know and understand the job descriptions of all officer positions below their rank and have demonstrated proficiency throughout the general duties and responsibilities of those police officers.

Master Corporals direct and supervise all personnel assigned to their patrol squads. Master Corporals are responsible for their subordinate’s effective and efficient response to crimes committed in the Town; to crime scene discovery and preservation, including aid to the injured; for the identification of witnesses and the apprehension of criminals; for the recovery of stolen property and evidence; and, for traffic enforcement and accident investigation. Master Corporals also ensure that subordinates maintain hours of duty in accordance with the needs of patrol and investigation; write/type reports that are comprehensive and submitted in a timely manner; and, attend court and administrative hearings as required. The Master Corporal is responsible for the routine inspection of subordinate police personnel, equipment, and vehicles under a specific span of control; the inspection of all subordinates reports for accuracy and completeness; the collection and maintenance of payroll records for these same officers; and, for the submission and requisition of needed uniforms or equipment items for these officers.

Master Corporals also recommend training and orientation programs fitted for the needs of probationary and inexperienced officers; issue instructions that address the daily needs of officers in patrol and that are calculated to address officer improvement in specific areas; that enhance the preparedness of veteran officers; and, that meet the training and in-service requirements of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission or similar administrative or governing law enforcement bodies. In addition to training, Master Corporals are responsible for alerting their subordinates to crime trends, new and innovative law enforcement equipment and techniques, and structural and general changes to Department policies, regulations, and the dictates of the General Orders Manual.

Master Corporals are also responsible for initiating programs that bring officers and Cheverly residents together in joint problem identification and resolution. Master Corporals shall use Departmental programs as instruments to ensure that resident concerns are heard, acted upon, and that specifically address programs that are directed at the youth in the community. Master Corporals shall also develop programs designed to promote citizen participation in crime prevention programs and deterrence initiatives.

Master Corporals shall also act as the conduit for the sharing of general and specific law enforcement information between neighboring law enforcement agencies, local government and state regulatory agencies, and fire/EMS departments. Master Corporals shall develop programs that foster cooperation between federal, state, county, and municipal agencies regarding crime, crime prevention, traffic management, directed patrol efforts, and joint inter-agency apprehension and deterrence initiatives.   


In addition to the general duties listed above, the Master Corporal is specifically responsible for rating or appraising subordinates under their control and for the investigation of disciplinary complaints and the presentation of findings. Regarding appraisals, Master Corporal shall produce Performance Appraisals for all subordinates as required by the General Orders Manual and counsel employees as necessary. In addition to rating officers, Master Corporal shall detail specifically what measures can be taken to improve performance and/or what training would be beneficial for the Department and the officer. When directed by the Chief of Police, Master Corporals shall also be responsible for internal or disciplinary complaints as observed by them or as assigned by the Chief of Police. Such complaints may be related to conduct or performance and include the immediate investigation of departmental accidents involving Town vehicles.


Master Corporals are required to show the physical strength to repel attacks, engage in both vehicular and foot pursuit of suspects, forcibly detain or handcuff persons under arrest or who are an immediate threat to the officer, forcibly carry a prisoner to a transport vehicle and/or an injured person away from an immediate threat and toward treatment.  The job of Master Corporal can be physically demanding, and the requirements listed, by default, are not inclusive.

Master Corporals must be able to communicate in English clearly and concisely, in both the written and spoken form and must be able to hear, understand, and issue and follow complex oral directions as well as intricate commands. Master Corporals must be able to visually perform all required duties, able to stand, walk and/or run for prolonged periods of time; and work in confined spaces.  They must be able to transport themselves to and from various locations/ meetings.

Master Corporals must have the ability to read and interpret Federal, State, County, Local and Motor Vehicle Laws; understand local government structure and functions and Departmental written directives (General Orders Manual, SOPs, etc.); have the ability to analyze emergency situations, apply first aid and/or request emergency rescue services; have the ability to apply principles to solve practical problems and analyze situations quickly, unemotionally, and objectively; have the ability to work independently; have the ability to complete routine forms and records, calculate fractions, decimals and percentages; have the ability to apply law enforcement methods and procedures, and take appropriate action as needed; have the ability to handle sensitive public contacts; have knowledge of self-defense; have the ability to effectively use standard police weapons; must have knowledge of Cheverly’s geography and street locations; be able to operate a motor vehicle under emergency conditions, and utilize police radios, radar, and other equipment.

Master Corporals must have personal integrity; be attentive to detail; be emotionally stable, and physically fit.  Additionally, Master Corporals must be available for special assignments or overtime as required.


  • Graduation/certification from MPCTC mandated entrance level training program for sworn police officer as accepted by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a sworn police officer.
  • Must be eligible for MPCTC Police Officer certification, and/or a MPCTC certified Comparative Compliance program, within 90 days of being hired.



  • Some college or vocational courses related to business, computer technology, or finance. 
  • Experience in law enforcement related fields
  • Court experience. 
  • Computer/typing proficiency.
  • Any training opportunity sponsored or approved by the MPCTC where elements of police supervision are taught or studied. 
  • Attendance of, and graduation from, a Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC) approved Supervisor Academy (or a first line supervisor training program equivalent), a ten-day program for those recently promoted to first line supervisors.



Valid Class “C” driver’s license. 

MPTSC/MPCTC Police Officer Certification.

The Town of Cheverly is an Equal Opportunity Employer without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation.


The Town of Cheverly's employment requirements mandate that all employees of the town have the COVID-19 vaccination, and that all COVID-19 vaccinations be up to date and current, in order to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment. The only exceptions to this mandate, which are considered by the town with appropriate documentation, are religious and medical exemptions.



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