Police Officer - Lateral

Takoma Park, MD
Dec 06, 2021
Dec 08, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Please apply at takomaparkmd.gov/careers to be considered.The City of Takoma Park Police Department includes approximately 40 sworn officers and 30 civilians, that are as diverse as the community we serve. We strive each day to provide excellent service and a high level of responsiveness to our residents and everyone with whom we work. Under general supervision, officers patrol City streets; enforce local, state and federal laws; maintain law and order, and protect life, property and deters crime. Candidates for this recruitment must hold a Prior Police Certification that would be accepted by the Maryland Police Training Commission. The starting salary for this position is $58,346 annually, and rises incrementally with prior experience. For example, starting salary for an applicant with five years of experience would be $62,855.67.Typical Duties Include: Patrolling assigned area to include all public and private businesses and residences, parking areas, and streets.Directing vehicular traffic; enforcing traffic laws; directing pedestrian traffic.Enforcing all applicable City, local, state, and federal laws.Investigating crimes; securing and protecting the scene of a crime and the immediate area surrounding the crime scene so that no evidence is disturbed.Making arrests of persons observed or suspected of committing crimes.Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or GED; and,Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job;Maryland Police Certification.Licenses and Certifications: State Certified Police Officer. If you were certified within the last 5 years, your certification will be reviewed to determine if you are in accordance with the current Maryland Police Training Commission standards.Valid State Driver's License.Firearms Qualification.The salary for this position is graded between 58,346 and 68,729 and will be offered at a level consistent with the experience and qualifications of the candidate.We offer a highly competitive benefits package, including 100% paid premiums of medical, dental, and vision insurance for employee only coverage, and 80% paid premiums for dependents.Resumes are reviewed on an ongoing basis.The City of Takoma Park is a small jurisdiction in Montgomery County, Maryland bordering the District of Columbia and Prince George's County. Inhabited by a diverse and politically active population of 17,000 residents, Takoma Park is known for its progressive policies, historic tree-lined neighborhoods, and independent businesses. We are proud to be a workforce of almost 200 full-time and part-time employees that are as diverse as the community we serve. We strive to maintain excellent customer service and responsiveness to our residents and everyone we work with. It is with this in mind that we seek to improve by championing quality and efficiency through a dedicated workforce and cooperative spirit.Job Type: Full-timePay: $58,346.00 - $68,729.00 per yearBenefits:Dental insuranceEmployee assistance programHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offRetirement planTuition reimbursementVision insuranceSchedule:Day shiftMonday to FridayNight shiftWeekend availabilityCOVID-19 considerations:The City is working under safety protocols and procedures as recommended by the CDC, Governor, and county health officials.Work Location: One location

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