Taneytown - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Taneytown Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Taneytown, MD

Job Announcement

Taneytown Police Department, MD Police Jobs


Entry-Level Police Officer

The Taneytown Police Department is currently accepting applications seeking Entry-Level Police Officers. The Department currently has a 15-member force in a growing community of approximately 7,200 residents.  Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

SALARYNow offering $5,000 SIGNING BONUS

  • Starting salary of $49,423 for Entry Level Police Officers (Salary increases to $52,433 upon successful completion of police academy training)
  • Rotating twelve-hour patrol shifts.
  • Night shift differential pay.
  • Compensation for Holidays worked.
  • Minimum 3 hours overtime for off-duty court appearances.
  • Yearly step increments with acceptable performance evaluations.
  • Please inquire about $5,000 signing bonus.


  • U.S. Citizen,
  • Must be 21 years of age by end of Police Academy
  • High School diploma or GED certificate,
  • Eligible to possess and use a handgun,
  • Able to read, write, and speak English,
  • Must have a Valid Driver’s License

Applicants must also successfully pass a physical agility test, oral interview, a pre-employment background investigation, a polygraph test, a psychological screening, and a medical examination. 

Questions relating to the qualification requirements can be directed to Major Robert Mitchell during business hours at (410)751-1150, Monday-Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm. 


  • Maryland State L.E.O.P.S, 25-year retirement.
  • Annual leave accrual 3.08 – 7.38 hours per pay period depending on years of service.
  • Two personal leave days.
  • Sick leave accrual, 4 hours per pay period with unlimited accrual.
  • Employee does not pay for HEALTH/DENTAL/VISION insurance coverage and only pays 25% of dependent coverage. Pre-loaded HRA card $7,000 - $14,000 based on dependents.
  • Life insurance
  • Take home vehicle program if you reside within 25 air miles.
  • All equipment and uniforms provided, including yearly shoe allowance.
  • Tuition reimbursement available.
  • Frequent training opportunities.


***The City of Taneytown is an equal opportunity employer***

Please direct questions regarding this position to rmitchell@taneytown.org

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