Thurmont - Lateral Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Thurmont Police Department
Job TitleLateral Police Officer
Salary$53,839.03 - $59,428.22 + $12,000 Sign On Bonus (As of 07/01/2023)
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Thurmont, MD
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Job Announcement

Thurmont Police Department, MD Police Jobs

Thurmont Police Department

Lateral Police Officer

Now offering $12,000 sign on bonus! (Details below)

The Thurmont Police Department is looking for dedicated and ambitious men and women interested in a career in law enforcement who are community oriented, dedicated, display high integrity, good moral character, and who want to provide the citizens of Thurmont with efficient and quality service.

Minimum Requirements

  • Current Certification as a Police Officer in the State of Maryland
  • United States Citizen
  • High School Graduate or GED
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation which includes, but not limited to: medical and drug screening, polygraph examination, psychological screening.
  • Successfully pass oral interviews
  • Ability to meet all standards set forth by the Maryland Police Training Commission
  • Ability to work rotating shifts



  • Competitive starting Salary
  • Receive cost of living increases as awarded by the Board of Commissioners
  • State of Maryland Law Enforcement Officers’ Pension System ("LEOPS")
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 11 Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick, Compensatory Leave, Military and Emergency Leave.
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Uniforms and Equipment furnished to include boots or shoes
  • Take Home Car Program- Budget dependent
  • Continuing Education reimbursement- Budget dependent
  • Specialized Training when available
  • Overtime compensation
  • Promotion to Officer First Class after successful completion of probation.


Reasons for disqualification from the process may include, but not limited to the following:

  • Unstable work history
  • Poor driving record
  • Felony conviction
  • Illegal drug use, purchase, sale or distribution
  • Falsification of any application documents
  • Inability to complete any of the component parts of the selection process to include the background investigation.
  • Any other disqualifying factor as determined by the Chief of Police.



Laterals - $53,839.03 (minimum 3 years experience and Maryland Certified) 

Plus a $12,000 Sign On Bonus ($3,000 paid at final employment offer, $3,000 paid on hiring date each year for 3 additional years).

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The Town of Thurmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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