By Recruitment Unit
These are some frequently asked questions about employment with the Baltimore Police Department.
- Is there an application fee to take the written test?
No, applicants are not charged a fee to take the test.
- When is the next written test to become a Baltimore Police Officer?
The tests are given every Tuesday at 12:30 PM and 6:00 PM.
- Is there a residency requirement for applicants?
No, applicants are not required to be a resident of the State of Maryland.
- Is there a hiring freeze for police officer trainees?
No, the Baltimore Police Department is currently hiring for our next academy class.
- Do I get credit for my military time?
Yes, the Baltimore Police Department will give you up to 3 years credit for military service after 20 years of service.
- What is the application process to become a Baltimore Police Officer?
The process begins with the applicant completing the application (click here for the application). Applicants bring the application to the testing location and then take the written exam. Additional processing will include an agility test, interview, background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological and medical evaluations.
- If I'm hired, how long is the training process?
The training period for police officers begin with six months of entry level training. Police Officer Trainees will receive instruction in law, defense tactics, firearms, emergency vehicle operation, as well as other topics. Upon completion of entry level training, Police Officer Trainees are sent to one of the department's nine patrol districts for field training.
The Baltimore Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Updated: 04/03/14; 8:01 am