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 very 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 our website to learn more of the many benefits this prestigious agency has to offer.
We are now offering online testing and virtual interviews!
A Police Officer Candidate receives comprehensive training through a six (6) month recruit training program. The work of a Police Officer involves considerable personal risk and requires the use of sound, independent judgment in emergency situations. The tactful, conscientious performance of duties is carried out with limited supervision. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, patrolling a designated area in the county to preserve the peace and to prevent and discover the commission of crime, directing traffic at pedestrian crossings and street intersections, enforcing motor vehicle operating and parking regulations, and performing communication functions. A Police Officer is also required to conduct preliminary investigations at the scene of a crime, administer first aid, gather evidence, obtain witnesses, make arrests, and testify as a witness in court. Employees work varying shifts and may be called upon to work irregular hours. Applicants possessing the minimum qualifications will be scheduled for a written examination. Applicants will be notified of the test date and time via email prior to the test date. Applicants will also be provided information to complete a background investigation booklet which must be filled out COMPLETELY and brought to the written test along with required documents. Candidates must also successfully complete an oral interview, background investigation, polygraph examination, physical exam psychological examination including a physical ability component, drug and alcohol screen in order to receive a final offer of employment.