Cheverly - Certified Police Officer (Lateral)

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Department Cheverly Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer (Lateral)
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Cheverly, MD

Job Announcement

Cheverly Police Department, MD Police JobsCHEVERLY POLICE DEPARTMENT



 (Maryland Certified OR Eligible for Maryland Certification) 


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 lateral police officer 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, and providing effective service to residents. In exchange for these duties, police officers are offered a competitive salary, excellent benefits, tuition reimbursement and a $5,000 signing bonus. Shift work is required of all department employees.

Persons currently certified 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. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently a certified police officer in Maryland or eligible to receive a Maryland Police Certification after completion of comparative compliance. 
  • U.S. Citizen
  • High School Graduate
  • 21 Years of Age at Certification
  • Possess a Valid Driver’ License

Selection Process

1. Completion and Submission of an Application and Personal History Statement
2. Oral Board Interview
3. Drug Screening
4. Polygraph Examination
5. Conditional Offer of Employment
6. Psychological Screening
7. Medical Examination
8. Background Investigation
9. Final Offer of Employment

Reasons for disqualification from the employment process may include (but are not limited to) the following: poor work history; poor driving record; felony conviction; illegal drug usage, including the purchase, sale, or distribution of drugs; falsification of employment documents; inability to complete any of the components of the background process; and/or any other disqualifying factor as determined by the Chief of Police.

Candidates may apply at For questions regarding the Recruitment Process, contact recruitment via email at, or via phone at 301-341-1055


Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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