Cheverly - Entry Level Detective

Job Overview

Department Cheverly Police Department
Job TitleEntry Level Detective
Salary$58,205 - $60,533
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Cheverly, MD
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Cheverly Police Department, MD Police Jobs


The Cheverly Police Department is seeking qualified applicants to fill an Entry-Level Detective's position in our Criminal Investigative Division (CID).


This is an entry-level role responsible for criminal and background investigations. Most work will be performed independently, with general supervision, and will be evaluated in terms of quality, completeness, and accuracy. This position may be required to work rotating shifts, weekends, or holidays. This position will carry an “on-call” status and may be required to report in for special assignments/operations as required.


General Examples of Duties (illustrative only)

  • Be responsible for the effective performance of the following:
    • Investigation of crimes committed in the Town of Cheverly
    • Identification and apprehension of criminals
    • Recovery of stolen property
    • Apprehension of high profile or violent criminals
    • May be required to participate in traffic or special assignments as determined by the Command Staff
  • Work to foster close cooperation with municipal, county, state, and federal agencies, as well as officers of the patrol unit, in the investigation and solution of crimes
  • Maintain familiarity with laws, ordinances, policies, procedures, and regulations that may be applicable to the department, while ensuring their enforcement
  • Develop programs designed to promote citizen participation in the prevention and solution of crimes, and apprehension of suspects
  • Be up to date on crime trends within the community as a means formulating crime prevention techniques
  • Conduct background investigations for the purpose of employment suitability
  • Conduct interviews, utilizing a variety of resources, for the purpose of collecting information
  • Perform record checks and queries, utilizing databases, a variety of institutions, and other law enforcement agencies as a means of solving crimes and producing leads


Essential Functions, Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The requirements listed, by default, are not all-inclusive. This position requires the ability to communicate in English, clearly and concisely, in both written and spoken form. In addition, candidates must be able to hear, understand, issue, and follow complex, oral directions, and intricate commands.

Candidates must be able to read and interpret a multitude of laws, read and understand local government structure and functions, as well as departmental written directives. As well as apply principles to solve problems and analyze situations quickly and objectively.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Current police officer certification or eligibility to receive a Maryland Police Certification after completion of comparative compliance (not the same as a correctional officer certification)
  • High School Graduate/GED equivalent
  • 21 years of age, at certification
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License


Desired Qualifications

  • Training or courses with an emphasis/focus on the following:
    • Criminal Investigations
    • Interview and Interrogation
    • Methods/Techniques for interacting with Victims
    • Methods/Techniques for interacting with minors
    • Trauma Informed Investigations
    • Apprehension of Criminals
    • Case and Court etiquette
  • Bi-Lingual


Required Licenses and Certifications

  • 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.

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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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