Westminster - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Westminster Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Deadline Dec 31, 2022 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Westminster, MD
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Westminster Police Department, MD Public Safety Jobs

Westminster Police Department

Now Hiring

Entry-Level Police Officer


Starting Salary: $52,690

Qualified applicants must meet all minimum standards set by the Maryland Police & Correctional Training Commission. Successful candidates will be sent to an approved Maryland Police Academy. Any questions should be directed to Captain Thomas Kowalczyk during business hours at (410) 848-4246.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 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,
  • Have a Valid Driver’s License

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


Drugs, Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS)

  • Been convicted or otherwise found guilty of selling, manufacturing, or distributing a CDS, narcotic drug, or marijuana.
  • Ever illegally sold, produced, cultivated, distributed, or transported a CDS, narcotic drug, or marijuana
  • Illegally used a CDS, narcotic drug, or marijuana for any purpose within 36 months of application for certification.
  • Ever illegally used a CDS, narcotic drug, or marijuana while employed to enforce Federal, State, or local law by any government entity.
  • Ever used Heroin, PCP or LSD.
  • Other than heroin, PCP, LSD, or marijuana, used any CDS or narcotic drug, or any combination of CDS or narcotic drug that exceeds:
    • A total of five (5) times; or
    • One (1) time since becoming twenty-one (21) years old.


  • Been convicted or otherwise found guilty of a felony, or been convicted or otherwise found guilty of a serious misdemeanor


  • Been convicted or otherwise found guilty of driving under the influence or while impaired within the previous three (3) years


Excellent benefits including:

  • Health,
  • Dental,
  • Vision,
  • Life insurance 
  • Vacation leave
  • PLUS: L.E.O.P.S. 25 year retirement.
  • Maryland law provides a $5,000 tax incentive for Westminster Police Department officers who reside within the City limits.


Please direct questions regarding this position to tkowalczyk@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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