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By Recruitment Unit
Tuesday, August 4, 2009; 10:45 am

The rewards a Baltimore Police Officer receives can last a lifetime. Salary, benefits, personal and professional growth are just some of the rewards that you will enjoy.


The starting salary for a Police Officer Trainee is $46,199. Regular raises based on years of service are incorporated into the salary scale. An additional Educational Incentive program is available to applicants with a four-year college degree. Successful entrance into this program will result in a higher annual salary.


  • Retirement Plan
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health Plans (Blue Cross/Blue Shield or HMO)
  • Dental/Vision Plans
  • Prescription Coverage
  • 12 Vacations & 14 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Court Time
  • Paid Overtime
  • Free Equipment

Personal and Professional Growth

The Baltimore Police Department offers promotional opportunities to members with at least three years of service. Promotion offers you advancement into a supervisory position with new challenges and rewards.

Opportunities for advanced training are provided to members to enhance their growth after graduation from the police academy. Specialized training in firearms, defense tactics, and job-related topics such as basic criminal investigation are offered.

The Baltimore Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Updated: 06/05/14; 7:51 am

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