Under direct supervision, participates in formal and on-the-job
training programs to achieve and maintain the Maryland Police Training
Commission and institutional requirements. Performs the duties of an
entry level Police Officer.
1. Patrols designated areas by vehicle and foot to identify and
report safety hazards, detect violations of laws and ordinances,
and identify wanted vehicles, persons, and unusual conditions.
2. Responds to calls for assistance and emergency service; takes
action as directed. Assists in preliminary and follow-up
investigations by interviewing and obtaining statements. Assists
in collecting and preserving evidence.
3. Assists in surveillance and in serving warrants and summonses.
4. Assists in apprehending, detaining, and processing violators.
Performs searches, detains vehicles and persons, and makes arrest
when institutional authority and Maryland State Certification are
5. Interacts with campus community and establishes rapport with
6. Operates a variety of communication equipment to obtain, report,
and verify information. Prepares and completes a variety of
detailed reports and forms to support investigations.
7. Assists in the preparation of cases; appears and testifies in
8. Enforces laws, ordinances, and institutional regulations when
institutional authority and Maryland State Certification are
9. Directs traffic.
10. Operates and utilizes a variety of law enforcement equipment such
as firearms, self defense tools and criminal detection devices.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
OTHER: Valid Maryland Non-commerical Class C or equivalent
Working knowledge of citizens rights and responsibilities; to
communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to operate two way
radios and telephones in a variety of environments; to show
sensitivity in interactions with a diverse population; to maintain
composure and demonstrate appropriate professionalism and restraint at
all times; to comprehend laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations; to
sit, drive, stand, walk, climb, and run for sustained periods of time;
to lift, drag, and carry heavy objects; to detect situations
imperiling public safety; to establish and maintain effective working
relationships; to follow oral and written directions; to physically
respond to emergency situations requiring physical stamina and force;
to enter and exit vehicles frequently and quickly; to operate
emergency vehicles under all conditions; to meet Maryland Police
Training Commission and institutional proficiency requirements in the
care and use of firearms; to work in and wear personal protective
equipment; to conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.
Employees in this job class are required to achieve and maintain
certification as specified by the Maryland Police Training Commission
and must meet the minimum standards of appointment for Probationary
Police Officer as established by the Maryland Police Training
Commission. Employees in this job class may be subject to
pre-employment and random drug testing.