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Female Baltimore Police Officers  

By Recruitment Unit
Tuesday, September 27, 2011; 12:00 am


Female Baltimore Police Officers

Hundreds of women currently serve on the Baltimore Police Department. Female police officers serve as detectives, sergeants, lieutenants, and members of the command staff in a variety of assignments within the department.  There are NO assignments that a female can’t do or isn’t open to, including police commissioner.

The application process starts with the written test. Please allow four hours to complete the initial questionnaire and civil service test. There is NO fee or registration to take the test.  The results of the test will be given to you on your test date. Those who successfully pass the civil service test will then be schedule for the Agility Test.

The Agility Test consists of six elements:

  • Push Ups (10 complete in 1 minute)
  • Sit Ups (29 complete in 1 minute)
  • Bench Press (1 repetition of 64% of your body weight)
  • 1.5 Mile Run (Must complete in 16 minutes and 28 seconds)
  • Glock Familiarization (A series of drills with a Glock handgun. No experience necessary.)

Once you complete the Agility Test you will be scheduled to do the written psychological exam, turn in your application, and conduct a preliminary background interview.

After your written psychological exam, you turn in your application and do your preliminary background interview, a formal background investigation will be conducted.  This background investigation includes, but is not limited to, a comprehensive interview, reference check, fingerprinting, polygraph examination, psychological examination, and physical examination.

Please see below for frequently asked questions regarding female Baltimore Police Officers.

•    Are there any upcoming recruiting events for female applicants?

Yes!  The next woman’s testing event is TBA at 10:00 AM and will take place at 601 E. Fayette Street Baltimore, MD  21202.  When testing, please show up in business attire.  This event will provide female applicants with information about the application process and academy training.  Applicants will also have an opportunity to network with female Baltimore Police Officers and Supervisors.  In addition, Police Officer Katie Fox from our K-9 Unit will be present to talk about her experiences on the department and answer your questions.

Following the one hour information session, the Civil Service Test will be offered. The Agility Test will be offered the next day on November 2nd at 7:30 AM at 3500 West Northern Parkway Baltimore, MD  21215. For those who can’t make the Agility Test, more dates are available under the “Testing” tab.

•    I attempted the Agility Test and failed. What’s next?

If you failed the Agility Test, you can take it again, there is no waiting period after you fail the test.  You may attempt the test at the next available opportunity.  We recommend you work on the area you failed, and when you are ready to take it again either click on the “Testing” tab for future dates or contact a recruiter.  You can contact a recruiter by calling 410 396-2340 (Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM) or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•    I don’t think I’m ready for the Agility Test right now. What should I do?

Take the Agility Test yourself to see where you are.  If you are weak in a particular area, work on that area.  Once you pass the department’s agility test don’t stop working out.  Once you enter the police academy, the physical fitness requirements increase.  After you graduate the academy, you will be in the best shape of your life!

Have a question about woman’s testing or about the Baltimore Police Department in general?  Ask a recruiter by e-mailing
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The Baltimore Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Updated: 02/23/15; 10:50 am

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