Westminster - Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Westminster Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Deadline Dec 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Westminster, MD
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Westminster Police Department, MD Police Jobs

Westminster Police Department

Now Hiring

Entry-Level Police Officer

Westminster Police Recruiting Video from Shawn Wehland on Vimeo.

Starting Salary: $62,000

Upon successful completion of the hiring process, we will schedule and pay you to attend an approved MPCTC Police Academy.  Contact Sgt. Dellospedale at (410)848-4646 or at tdellospedale@westminstermd.gov  with any questions.

Minimum Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen
  • 21 Years of Age by Completion of Police Academy
  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • Eligible to Possess a Handgun
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • No Felony or Serious Misdemeanor Convictions / No DUI within 3 Years
  • Meet Minimum Standards Set by the Maryland Police & Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC)


Benefits Include

  • 25 Year Maryland L.E.O.P.S. Retirement / Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Vacation, Holiday, Birthday, Sick, and Family Sick Leave
  • Pitman 12-hour Patrol Schedule with Permanent Shifts
  • Take Home Cruiser Program within 25 Mile Radius
  • Physical Fitness Incentive / Workout Time
  • Multi-lingual incentive


Hiring Process

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Interview
  • Physical Ability Test
  • Pre-Employment Background Investigation
  • Polygraph Exam
  • Psychological Screening
  • Post job offer, successful applicants must pass a drug screen / physical exam.


Disqualifiers (Maryland Police Training Commissions)

Been convicted of selling, manufacturing, or distributing a controlled dangerous substance, narcotic drug, or marijuana.

  • Illegally sold, produced, cultivated, distributed, or transported a controlled dangerous substance, narcotic drug, or marijuana.
  • Illegally used a controlled dangerous substance or narcotic drug within 36 months of an application for certification.
  • Used Marijuana within 12 months of an application for certification.
  • Ever used a controlled dangerous substance, narcotic drug, or marijuana while employed to enforce federal, State, or local law by any government agency.
  • Ever used Heroin or Phencyclodine (PCP) or Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD).
  • Ever used a controlled dangerous substance or narcotic drug, or any combination of controlled dangerous  substances or narcotic drugs (excluding marijuana) a total of five or more times or one time since becoming 21 years old.


As part of our compilation of data for equal employment opportunity requirements, the City of Westminster must report statistical information about the ethnic/sex/handicap composition of our applicant file. We would appreciate your help in providing the information requested. It will be kept separate from your application and completely confidential. This information WILL NOT be used to make a decision on whether to hire you. Thank you for your cooperation. The City of Westminster Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) Short Form is available for review from the Human Resources Office.

YOUR COOPERATION IS VOLUNTARY. Inclusion or exclusion of any data will not affect any employment decision.

Please direct questions regarding this position to Recruitment@westminstermd.gov

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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