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The Crofton Police Department is currently seeking Lateral Maryland Certified Police Officers who are or were previously certified through the Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission (MPCTC).

1. All lateral applicants must have successfully completed Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission, (MPCTC) recruit training and the required field training objectives.

2. Current Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Maryland Police Corrections Training Commission, (MPCTC) is required. You are also eligible to apply if you were certified as a Law Enforcement Officer within the last three (3) years from the date of hire to the Crofton Police Department with at least three (3) years of continual service and you separated in Good Standing from your previous law enforcement agency.

3. You must have worked for a Full-Service Law Enforcement Agency in the State of Maryland.

NOTE: A “Full-Service Law Enforcement Agency” is any agency which meets the requirements listed in Public Safety Article Title 3 – Law Enforcement Subtitle 2 – Police Training and Standards Commission Annotated Code of Maryland. Title 3-201.(d)(1) “Law Enforcement Agency” means a government police force, sheriff’s office, or law enforcement organization of the State, a county, or a municipal corporation that by statute, ordinance or common law is authorized to enforce the general criminal laws of the State.

The position offers a competitive starting salary of $62,779 with a comprehensive Health Plan including Dental and Vison. Additional benefits include Life Insurance, a S.E.P. (Simplified Employee Pension) retirement plan, $3000 retention bonus (after one year of service) a car allowance of $3900 per year ($150 paid bi-weekly) and an additional 40-hours vacation leave upon completion of the field training period.

Applicant will be evaluated on:

  • Experience/Education

  • Chief’s Interview

  • Background Investigation

  • Psychological Examination

  • Medical Examination

  • Polygraph Examination

All qualified candidates should contact the Crofton Police Department at or by calling 410-721-2301, M-F, 7:30am – 3:30pm.

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