Police Officer Candidate

  • Montgomery County Police
  • Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • Nov 05, 2020
Full time Government

Job Description

The Montgomery County Department of Police is a nationally accredited agency and the primary law enforcement agency for Montgomery County, Maryland.  With more than 1,300 sworn officers, assisted by over 600 support personnel, the agency provides the full spectrum of policing services to a county of over 1 million people. We are located just North of Washington DC. 

The department is currently looking for highly qualified police officer applicants who are ready to answer the call for a challenging and rewarding career in law enforcement.  Our police officers receive comprehensive training in a brand new training facility and all uniforms and equipment are provided.  We offer many opportunities to serve to include our 6 District Police Stations and over 50 specialized units. Visit the rest of our site at www.joinmcp.com to learn more of the many benefits this prestigious agency has to offer. 

We are now offering Online Testing and Virtual Interviews. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education and Experience
    • Associate’s degree or equivalent – 60 college credits or 90 college quarter hours at the time of application - OR
    • Three years of active duty military service with an honorable discharge - OR
    • Three years of full-time law enforcement officer experience recognized by MCPD i.e., work as a sworn, government agent with full arrest powers.
  2. Not less than 21 years old at the time of graduation from the academy.
  3. United States citizenship -OR- permanent legal resident of the United States who is an honorably discharge veteran of the United States Armed Forces and who has applied to obtain United States citizenship and the application is still pending approval.
  4. Valid driver’s license.

Benefits Include:
-4-day work week for patrol officers
-Permanent shift schedules
-Differential pay for bilingual skills upon certification
-Pay differential for evening and night shift
-Paid Holidays, Accrued Sick, Annual, and Compensatory Leave
-All uniforms supplied, including cleaning and alteration
-All leather goods supplied, including boots and shoes
-Eligibility to participate in take home police car program after 18 months of employment
-Liberal 25-year retirement plan/deferred compensation plan
-Paid leave to attend military training (15 days per year)
-Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and prescription drug plans
-College tuition assistance for continuing education
-Extensive in-service training and specialized career opportunities


Lateral Officers are encouraged to apply.
  An abbreviated academy will be offered for eligible candidates. To be eligible you must meet all above requirements and possess a current Maryland Police Training Certification (Blue Card) with a full service police agency in Maryland.

Apply at www.joinmcp.com

Questions: mcpd.recruitment@montgomerycountymd.gov