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Police Officer

Berlin Police Department




Police Officer

The Berlin Police Department is accepting applications for full time police officer.  Applications will be accepted through 1600 hours on October 20th, 2020.  The physical agility test for cadets will be Saturday October 24th at 0900 hours at the Berlin Police Department, with the written test to immediately follow upon successful completion of the physical agility.  Interviews will be scheduled for the week of the 26th – 30th.

Starting salary for cadets will be $38,500 while in the academy and through successful completion of field training.  Salary then goes to $44,000.00

Applicants must:

  • Be 21 years old
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a high school diploma or approved GED
  • Pass extensive background check to include: Psychological exam, Physical exam, Drug test, Criminal history, Credit check, and Driving record

Starting salary for lateral is $44,000 (less than two years’ experience) $46,640 to $48,600 (more than two years, depending on experience). Signing bonus $1000 in-state, $750 comparative compliance.

Signing bonus of $1000 each for Bi-Lingual, Military Veteran, and BA/BS Degree for any eligible lateral or cadet applicant.

The following is a list of current benefits also provided by the Town of Berlin:

  • Life insurance plan
  • Membership in State Retirement Teacher’s System
  • Fourteen paid holidays a year
  • Sick leave (1 day a month accrual), Two personal days a year
  • Vacation (6 days year one, 12 days year’s two through five)
  • Educational benefits (required paid in full/non-required 100% with contract)
  • Overtime and compensatory leave
  • Take home car if approved by Chief of Police

Please contact the Berlin Police Department at 410-641-1333 for an application or go online to and click on application.

Mail replies to: Berlin Police Department 129 Decatur Street, Berlin, MD 21811

Letters of interest and resumes may be submitted via US Mail or email.

US Mail Address: 129 Decatur Street Berlin, MD 21811


Berlin Police Department

Contact No: 410-641-1333

Berlin Police Officer Job Description
Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Department.

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Upcoming Events

Tue 22

Paint Worcester County Plein Air – CANCELED

September 19 @ 10:00 am - September 25 @ 5:00 pm
Downtown Berlin
The Worcester County Arts Council's Plein Air event brings talented artists from across the region who grace our streets, sidewalks,...
Fri 25

Berlin Fiddlers Convention – CANCELED

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - September 27 @ 3:00 pm
Downtown Berlin
Friday, September 25, 2020; Saturday, September 26, 2020 and Sunday, September 27, 2020 Friday – 7 pm – 10 pm;...
Mon 28

Mayor & Council Meeting

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Town Hall
Tue 29

Board of Supervisors of Elections

September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Town Hall