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Police Recruitment

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Maryland Transportation Authority Police

"Join The Ranks!"

A Nationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Police Recruit Starting Salary: $40,000
Police Officer I (Upon graduation from Academy) $45,442
Police Cadet Starting Salary: $25,502
Lateral Officers: 6% above current pay up to $54,188

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
  • Laterals: Must be MPCTC Certified

Benefits

  • Annual Cost of Living Increases
  • 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)
  • Push-Ups (24 in one minute)
  • Sit-Ups (28 in one minute)
  • 1.5 Mile Run (in 15 minutes & 55 Seconds)
  • Vertical Jump (15 inches)
  • 300 Meter Run 70.1 Seconds

Address

Maryland Transportation Authority Police
Recruiting & Selection Unit
4330 Broening Highway
Baltimore, Maryland 21222
(410) 537-7641
(877) 890-8827
mdtapolice@mdta.maryland.gov

Specialized Units

HEATRecruiting & SelectionDRE
MotorsTraining AcademyCVSU
MarinePlanning and ResearchADU
K-9Collision ReconstructionHonor Guard
DetectivesInternal AffairsBicycle

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