Police Officer

Apply now for the 2024 Season

The Ocean City Police Department is actively seeking qualified candidates for the position of police officer. Applicants selected to a position of police officer will attend a 960 hour Entrance Level Police Officer Training Academy held at the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy located on the campus of Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, Maryland.

After successful completion of all classroom requirements, candidates will participate in a nine (9) week Field Training and Evaluation Program conducted by the Ocean City Police Department. Successful candidates will then receive a police certification from the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Academies (M.P.C.T.C.).

Minimum Qualifications

$48,090.00 starting salary

Step increments with acceptable performance appraisals

Specialty pay available. Overtime for court appearances and special detail assignments

Paid holidays, accrued sick, annual, and compensatory leave

All uniforms furnished. All duty gear and equipment furnished to include shoes and boots

Eligibility for “Take Home Car Program” (SPP) after the completion of a probation period and adherence to residency requirements

Eligibility for promotion after three (3) years of employment
Defined Contribution Retirement Plan/Deferred Compensation Plan/Credit Union
Paid military leave for training purposes
Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance/Prescription Drug Plan
Tuition assistance for continuing education
Extensive in-service training and specialized career opportunities
Four (4) day work week for patrol officer (10 hour work days)

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED recognized by the Maryland Board of Education
21 years of age at the time of employment
Valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record
United States Citizenship

Medical Requirements

Good physical and mental condition
Vision correctable to 20/20 with the ability to recognize basic colors

Candidates must successfully complete a written examination, physical abilities test, structured interview, background investigation, polygraph examination, medical examination, and psychological evaluation.