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Maryland Transportation Authority Police

"Join The Ranks!"

A Nationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency
Equal Opportunity Employer

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To apply complete the information below.
Are you a U.S. citizen?*
Do you possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.?*
Have you been convicted of a felony?*
Prior police service?*
Do you have tattoos, body art, or body modifications to the hands, fingers, face, ears, head or neck above the collar of a crew neck shirt?*
Have you previously applied with this agency?*
MDTA Entry Level Police Officer Physical Agility Test Dates
Unless otherwise noted, all events are held at
the 5th Regiment Armory in Baltimore City, MD.
The doors will open at 0700hrs and testing will begin at 0800hrs. The Physical Agility Test will last approx. 2 hours.
MDTA Police Lateral Officer Physical Agility Test Dates
Unless otherwise noted, all events are held at
the 5th Regiment Armory in Baltimore City, MD.
The doors will open at 0700hrs and testing will begin at 0800hrs. The Physical Agility Test will last approx. 2 hours.
MDTA Police Cadet Processing Dates:
Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held at
4330 Broening Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21222.
The doors will open at 0700hrs and processing will begin at 0800hrs. Processing will last approx. 4 hours.


Police Recruit Starting Salary: $40,800
Police Officer I (Upon graduation from Academy): $46,351
Police Lateral Salary: 6% above their current salary not to exceed $55,272
Police Cadet Starting Salary: $25,502

Minimum Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizen
  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Police Officer: Must be 21 prior to graduation from the Police Academy
  • Police Cadet: 18-20 Years of Age

Benefits

  • Physical Fitness Incentives​
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Shift Differential Pay
  • Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Pension System
  • State Employee Health Benefits
  • State Employee Leave Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 44 College Credits From CCBC Upon Graduation From The Police Academy
  • Promotional Opportunities

Application Process

  • Physical Agility Test
  • Orientation/Written Exam
  • Oral Interview Board
  • Background Investigation
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Medical Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing

Physical Agility Test Elements

  • Sit and Reach (16 inches)
  • Vertical Jump (15 inches)
  • Sit-Ups (28 in one minute)
  • Push-Ups (24 in one minute)
  • 300 Meter Run 70.1 Seconds
  • 1.5 Mile Run (in 15 minutes & 55 Seconds)

Specialized Units

  • Crisis Negotiation Team
  • Collision Reconstruction Unit
  • Drug Recognition Expert
  • Special Response Team
  • Civil Disturbance Team
  • Emergency Operation Services
  • Commercial Vehicle Safety Unit
  • Homeland Enforcement and Traffic Unit
  • K-9 Unit
  • Marine Unit
  • Detective Unit
  • Honor Guard Unit
  • Bicycle Patrol Unit
  • Training Unit

Address

Maryland Transportation Authority Police
Recruitment & Selection Unit
4330 Broening Highway
Baltimore, Maryland 21222
(410) 537-7747
(410) 537-7641
mdtapolicerecruit@mdta.state.md.us

Interested in starting the application process? Go to the Application Process page.

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