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You have taken the first step in becoming a Bladensburg Police Officer


A Job with a Future

The police profession offers benefits, varied work assignments, and unlimited opportunity. It doesn't tie you to a desk. It takes you out into the community to meet people and resolve real world problems.  You see tangible results and build a set of problem solving skills you can take anywhere.  Uniform patrol is the backbone of the Bladensburg Police.   A Bladensburg Police Officer is a multifaceted individual with extensive training in community affairs, crime prevention, investigations, narcotics enforcement, forensic science, law, and youth relations.


The applicant process is structured, rigorous, and detailed. It is designed to help select the applicants who are most qualified.


Requirements to be hired:

  • Candidates must be at least 21 years of age on or before the day of hire
  • Candidates must be a United States citizen on or before the day of hire
  • On or before the day of hire, candidates must have successfully completed either:
             1. High school diploma, or
             2. GED equivalent
  • Candidates must possess a valid, Maryland State Drivers License on the day of hire
  • Candidates must pass a drug/alcohol screening
  • Candidates must pass all medical, physical, written psychological and oral psychological examinations
  • Candidates must pass a character and background investigation

The following factors are some of those which would be cause for disqualification:

  • Any conviction of an offense which is punishable by one or more years imprisonment (felony)
  • Any repeated convictions of an offense which indicate a disrespect for the law, a lack of good moral character or disposition towards violence and disorder
  • Discharge from employment, where such discharge indicates poor behavior and/or an inability adjusting to discipline
  • A Dishonorable discharge from the armed forces
  • Persons convicted of a petit larceny
  • Persons convicted of any domestic violence offense


  • Competitive Salary
  • Annual clothing allowance—$750
  • Merit salary increase of up to 3%
  • Annual cost of living increases, as approved
  • Paid court time
  • Paid holidays—9
  • Health, life, and disability benefits for employee
  • Paid medical and annual leave
  • 401A and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Vehicle Deployment Program (take-home car)


Employment Application [PDF]

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