City Of Baltimore, MD Baltimore , MD 21203
Posted 2 months ago
The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) is looking for an outstanding civilian to be a dedicated and driven servant for public safety as a Baltimore City Police Officer. The ideal candidate is someone who is committed to public service, constitutional policing, and making a positive impact on Baltimore communities; is a person of integrity; and has strong communication skills.
As a uniformed Baltimore Police Officer, you are assigned to patrol a neighborhood by vehicle or on foot. Employees in this class work rotating shifts including evening, weekends and holiday hours. In this capacity, you respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service and promote the safety of the public and of fellow police officers. You will be a proactive member of our Department, engaging in community-oriented policing, traffic enforcement, and on occasion, special details. You are expected to meet all administrative requirements.
Through provided academic training, you will develop skills to:
Assist you in maintaining your composure in high-stress situations
Mediate and de-escalate interpersonal conflict
Make split second-decisions
You will learn:
Constitutional policing for the 21st century
The pathway to Baltimore communities and cultural competencies
Federal, state and city laws, statutes and ordinances
Applicants must successfully complete the following steps in the hiring process before being hired as a Baltimore Police Officer:
National Testing Network (NTN) "Frontline National" Test
Physical Agility Test
The form that you are completing today is not one of the steps listed above. It is an online application to determine your eligibility to take the Civil Service Test. If you are a Baltimore City resident, we will provide you with a voucher to access the NTN Frontline National test for free.
The Baltimore City Police Department seeks candidates with the highest moral and ethical standards for our agency. The background investigation must indicate that you have the necessary morals, honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity to join our ranks. You must pass this phase to proceed to the next step in the candidate selection process.
During the investigation stage, members of the Background Investigations Unit initiate contact with employers, family, friends, associates and neighbors. In addition, the investigator will review your work history and speak to co-workers, teachers, and anyone else who can offer insights into your character and fitness for police work.
On or before the date of filing the application, each candidate must:
Be a U.S. citizen
Possess a valid driver's license. Please note, you cannot have any more than 3 points on your license.
Must be 20 years of age and 9 months upon beginning the academy.
Must have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certified diploma recognized by the State Board of Education .
Must not have any current court orders relating to domestic violence.
Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military.
No felony or serious misdemeanor convictions.
Misdemeanors must be expunged from criminal record.
Must not have been arrested for DUI within the past 5 years (60 months).
NOTE: Those eligible candidates who are under final consideration for appointment will be required to authorize the release of criminal conviction information and submit to drug testing.
NOTE:YOUR LICENSE MUST BE RECORDED ON YOUR APPLICATION AND WILL BE VERIFIED BY THE APPOINTING AUTHORITY.PROVISIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSES AND LEARNER'S PERMITS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Service Fee: Police Officers employed by the Baltimore Police Department will be represented by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and will be required to become a union member or pay a service fee as a condition of continuing employment after completion of a probationary period.
Probation: Candidates who successfully complete their Police Academy training are promoted to Police Officer. Upon graduation, officers are assigned to foot patrol, after which they will be assigned to a patrol district. The date of initial promotion to Police Officer on foot patrol marks the beginning of a one-year probationary evaluation period. During this period, the conduct of probationary officers will be under close scrutiny.
THIS IS A NON-CIVIL SERVICE POSITION
Financial Disclosure: Under Sections 7-7, 7-8, and 7-9 of the Ethics Law outlines the City officials and employees who are required to file. Each year, the Ethics Board, in collaboration with City agencies and the Department of Human Resources, identifies required filers based on the Ethics Law's criteria.
These positions typically include:
As a general matter, the following public servants must file financial disclosure statements:
o "non-clerical" means any compensated public servant who is not employed solely in a secretarial, clerical, or custodial capacity.
Members of most City boards and commissions ( 7-7 and 7-8);
Individuals filling procurement, enforcement, and legislative liaison functions ( 7-9);
Individuals vacating any of these positions ( 7-11).
Individuals filling a vacancy in any of these positions ( 7-12).
Candidates for qualifying elected positions ( 7-13).
Designees of the Mayor and of the City Council President ( 7-14).
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