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Police Officer

  • Minimum Requirements
    U.S. Citizen, at least 21 years old at the time of graduation from the academy, H.S. Diploma or GED, valid driver’s license.
    ** No Felony or Serious Misdemeanor Convictions.
  • Police Officer Applicant Information & Forms
    Dear Police Officer Applicant:
    Here is the Processing Schedule:
    • Written/Agility Tests
    • Interview Board
    • Finger Prints
    • Polygraph Examination
    • Background Investigation Commences

    Completion of the following Forms is required throughout the process:

    1. Agility Test Medical Certification Form
    2. Agility Test Legal Waiver Form
    3. Agility Test Requirements

    Your points of contact for this process are Investigator Corporal Kevin Heiser 410-222-8545 or Mr. Chris Purvis at (410) 222-3156 between 0800 and 1600 hours, Monday thru Friday.  Fax (410) 222-8678.

    Anne Arundel County Police Department
    Personnel Section
    8495 Veterans Highway
    Millersville, MD 21108

  • How to Apply

    We are no longer accepting applications for Entry Level Police Officer.

  • Frequently Asked Questions
    What is the starting salary?
    • $55,000 per year.  Full pay and benefits start on the first day of training. 
    What does the application process consist of and how long does it take?
    • The application process consists of submission of an online application, a written test, an agility test, an oral panel interview, a polygraph examination, and a thorough background investigation. Applicants who have successfully completed these stages, will be given a conditional offer of employment and will be subject to physical and mental health assessments. A final offer of employment may be extended upon successful completion of the physical and mental health assessments. The entire application process is usually 5 – 6 months in duration.
    How long is the Academy and will I have to live there?
    • The Police Academy training is 29 weeks and recruit officers do not live at the Academy. Training usually runs from 7am – 3pm, Monday through Friday; however, there will be adjustments to the schedule. 
    • Police Academy
     What does the agility test consist of?
    • All applicants will be required to successfully pass the agility test in orderorder to be considered for the position of police officer. The test consists of a 1.5 mile run, pushups (max amount in one minute), sit-ups (max amount in one minute). The agility test is age and gender based.
    • To determine what the passing standards are for you, please click here: Agility Test Requirements
    Am I required to live in Anne Arundel County?
    • No, there is no residency requirement to become a police officer in Anne Arundel County. However, only officers who live in Anne Arundel County are eligible to participate in the take-home-car program (Personal Patrol Vehicle).
    I missed the application process. When will you be hiring again?
    • The Anne Arundel County Police Department runs Academy classes based on department staffing levels, thus frequency is subject to change.
  • Questions?
    For questions, please call the Recruitment Hotline at (410) 222-8677 or email at [email protected]

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