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Berlin Police Department

129 DECATUR STREET

BERLIN, MARYLAND 21811

POLICE OFFICER

Deadline to Apply: November 1, 2022

Testing Date: November 5, 2022

The Berlin Police Department is accepting applications for full-time police officers. There will be a physical agility test for cadets at the Berlin Police Department, with the written test to immediately follow upon successful completion of the physical agility.

Starting salary for cadets will be $44,137.60 while in the academy and through successful completion of field training. Salary then goes to $50,003.20.

Starting salary for lateral ranges from $50,003.20 – $54,828.80 annually, depending on experience.

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.

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

  • Life Insurance paid by Town
  • Membership in State Retirement System
  • Fifteen paid holidays a year (holiday pay if worked)
  • Inclement Weather Pay
  • Shift Differential Day for evenings and midnight shifts
  • Specialty Unit Pay (examples: K9, Collision Reconstruction, Criminal Investigation Division, Polygraph Operator, Bi-lingual, etc…)
  • Sick leave (1 day a month accrual)
  • Two personal days a year
  • Vacation (6 days year one, 12 days years two through five, etc.)
  • 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 www.berlinmdpd.org and click on application.

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

**Applications will not be accepted through the Town’s website, the applications found on this page are different than a Police Department application, which can only be obtained through the Police Department here.** Applications for this position are accepted year-round and will be kept for one year. During that year if a vacancy becomes available the Police Department will be in contact with you. DO NOT use the application on this webpage, the Police Department has a separate application that can be found here. 

 

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