Ocean City - Police Officer (Full Time)

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Job Overview

Department Ocean City Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer (Full Time)
Salary$50,014.00 starting salary
Registration Fee$15.00
Location Ocean City, MD

Job Announcement

Ocean City Police Department, MD Police Jobs


Full Time Police Officer

Full Time Police Officer

The Ocean City Police Department is actively seeking qualified candidates for the position of police officer. Applicants selected to a position of police officer will attend a 960 hour Entrance Level Police Officer Training Academy held at the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy located on the campus of Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, Maryland.

After successful completion of all classroom requirements, candidates will participate in a nine (9) week Field Training and Evaluation Program conducted by the Ocean City Police Department. Successful candidates will then receive a police certification from the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Academies (M.P.C.T.C.).

Full Time Police Officer Salary and Benefits

  • $ 48,090.00 starting salary
  • Step increments with acceptable performance appraisals
  • Specialty pay available
  • Overtime for court appearances and special detail assignments
  • Paid holidays, accrued sick, annual, and compensatory leave
  • All uniforms furnished
  • All duty gear and equipment furnished to include shoes and boots
  • Eligibility for “Take Home Car Program” (SPP) after the completion of a probation period and adherence to residency requirements
  • Eligibility for promotion after three (3) years of employment
  • Defined Contribution Retirement Plan/Deferred Compensation Plan/Credit Union
  • Paid military leave for training purposes
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance/Prescription Drug Plan
  • Tuition assistance for continuing education
  • Extensive in-service training and specialized career opportunities
  • Four (4) day work week for patrol officer (10 hour work days)

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED recognized by the Maryland Board of Education
  • 21 years of age at the time of employment
  • Valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record
  • United States Citizenship
  • Please CLICK HERE to read the Automatic Disqualifiers. If you meet any of the disqualifiers listed, you will automatically be eliminated from the process

Medical Requirements

  • Good physical and mental condition
  • Vision correctable to 20/20 with the ability to recognize basic colors

Hiring Process

Candidates must successfully complete a written examination, physical abilities test, structured interview, background investigation, polygraph examination, medical examination, and psychological evaluation.


Here are our testing dates for the 2023 season:

  • July 18-19, 2023
  • October 21-22, 2023
  • November 18-19, 2023
  • December 16-17, 2023
  • January 6-7, 2024
  • January 27-28, 2024
  • February 17-18, 2024


  • Saturday is the written exam followed by the physical ability test for police officer applicants.  The first day of testing on each weekend is at the Wor-Wic Community College at 32000 Campus Drive, Salisbury, Maryland. CLICK HERE for a copy of the campus map
  • IMPORTANT: The police officer applicants (seasonal or full time) are required to bring with them their Physicians Waiver before they will be authorized to participate in the physical abilities exercise.  This waiver must be signed by a licensed physician or a physician assistant.
  • If the police officer applicants successfully pass the written exam and physical abilities on Saturday they are then scheduled for an interview on the following Sunday. 
  • Once the applicants successfully complete the interview they will then be provided a background investigation packet to submit. 

Ocean City Police Department, MD Police Jobs

Ocean City Police Department, MD Police Jobs

Please direct questions regarding this position to pdtrain@oceancitymd.gov

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