The University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) http://www.umpd.umd.edu/ is a full-service, legislated police agency that serves the myriad needs of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors within its jurisdiction. UMPD is currently recruiting candidates to be considered for the position of University Police Officer for a police academy class anticipated to begin in June 2017. The Police Academy is a 6-month program that trains employees to become police officers. UMPD is seeking dynamic men and women that exhibit good character, sound judgment, honesty, reliability and integrity combined with excellent communication skills to serve the University of Maryland community.
University of Maryland Police Officers patrol designated areas by vehicle and foot; respond to calls for assistance and emergencies; apprehend, detain, process, and arrest individuals who violate Maryland Vehicle and Criminal laws; interacts with and establishes rapport with the campus community; testifies in court cases as necessary, and work rotating shifts. Police officers may be called back to duty in emergency situations and are required to work weekends, nights, and holidays as needed by the department. Additionally, a cooperative, written agreement exists with the Prince George’s County Police to assist with police services in the City of College Park, the second largest city in Prince George’s County.
Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED. OTHER: (1) Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license; (2) Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
*Please note that there are additional qualifications, which recent graduates can view with the full job posting, and apply to the position, by logging into Careers4Terps and searching the position’s ID number: 152020
Applications accepted until February 17, 2017.