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Police Officer

Company: Howard County Government
Location: ellicott city
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:



The following test dates are for Academy Class #46.

Starting Salary: $58,240

The Howard County Police Department is a nationally accredited agency of more than 700 employees, sworn and civilian, dedicated to creating a better quality of life for the citizens of Howard County. It is the mission of the Howard County Police Department to provide a secure environment for the citizens of Howard County by protecting life and property, reducing the opportunity for crime and disorder, enforcing the law, assisting victims and providing other police-related services as required by the community in a manner consistent with the values of a free society. HCPD embraces the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police. We are committed to resolving problems collaboratively through a partnership between the department and our community.

To be considered for employment, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications:
Be a United States citizen
Possess a valid driver's license
Be age 21 by the swearing-in ceremony (post-academy)
Have 60 college credits at the time of hire, OR two years of active military service, OR a minimum of two years of police service in a full-service agency (out of state), OR two years of full-time cadet employment with Howard County Police Department.
Have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions, defined as any crime that would carry more than 1 year incarceration.

All applications must be submitted a t policeapp.com/HowardCountyMD .

If you previously applied within the last six months, you are not eligible to re-apply until six months from that date. Contact recruitment@howardcountymd.gov w ith questions.

Prior to and on Testing Day:
You must complete an application prior to testing day at policeapp.com/HowardCountyMD . You will receive electronic confirmation of your submission and available test dates. Upon receiving your assigned test date, simply show up with your valid photo ID and your completed physician's authorization form.

Written Exam and Physical Agility Test Dates:
Testing will be conducted at the James N. Robey Public Safety Training Center, 2200 Scott Wheeler Dr., Marriottsville, MD 21104 on the following dates and times:

Doors open one hour prior to testing. NO ONE will be permitted to enter beyond the start time. In case of inclement weather call 410-313-3200.

April 10, 2021- 9:00am
May 19, 2021- 1:00pm
May 22, 2021- 9:00am
June 16, 2021- 1:00pm
June 19, 2021- 9:00am
July 21, 2021- 1:00pm
July 24, 2021- 9:00am
August 18, 2021- 1:00pm
August 21, 2021- 9:00am
September 22, 2021- 1:00pm
September 25, 2021- 9:00am
October 20, 2021- 1:00pm
October 23, 2021- 9:00am
November 17, 2021- 1:00pm
November 20, 2021- 9:00am
December 15, 2021- 1:00pm
December 18, 2021- 9:00am

W ritten Test:
The written test is scheduled and offered on an ongoing basis. You will have two hours to complete the written test and the score is valid for six months. Passing written test scores are valid for six months or until the next academy is selected. If you do not pass the written test, you will be ineligible to take the test again for six months.

Physical Agility Test:
You must first pass the written test before you are eligible to take the physical agility test. It is required that you bring the completed HCPD Physician's Authorization Form with you in order to complete the physical agility test. The physical agility test is comprised of three physical tests; sit-ups, push-ups, and a 1.5 mile run. Standards for each test are based on your age and gender, which are detailed on the Physician's Authorization Form. You are eligible to take the physical agility test as many times as it is offered within six months following your successful passing of the written test.

Completion of a Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ):
Upon successful completion of the physical agility test, the PHQ booklet will be provided via a unique e-mail link with instructions. You will have ten days to complete and submit the PHQ booklet electronically. It is critical that you are thorough and honest when completing this booklet, as all the information you provide will be verified during your polygraph exam and background investigation.

Hiring Process:
Oral Interview:
Upon our receipt and successful review of your PHQ you will be scheduled for an oral interview. The oral interview is conducted by three Howard County Police employees. A series of questions will be asked of you concerning your experiences, abilities, and job awareness.

Polygraph Exam:
Upon successful completion of the oral interview you will be scheduled for a polygraph exam. You will be provided with an information sheet concerning the polygraph exam at the end of your oral interview. You can expect the polygraph exam to last approximately three hours with a certified Polygraph Examiner. You will receive an explanation of the polygraph equipment and exam procedures and the examiner will review all test questions with you prior to the administration of tests.

Background Investigation:
If you are endorsed following the polygraph examination, your case file will be assigned to a Background Investigator. The investigator will make contact with you and will conduct various records checks, verify education and work history, and contact all of your listed references: family members, neighbors, and employers. This portion of the process takes an average of 4-6 weeks.

Psychological Exam:
If you are endorsed following the background investigation you will be scheduled for a psychological exam. A trained and certified psychologist conducts the exam.

Pre-employment Medical Evaluation (this step follows a conditional offer of employment):
This exam is to evaluate medical abilities in order to safely perform the duties of a police officer.

Excellent benefits Include:
Paid Academy Training
Health, dental and life insurance
Vacation, disability and personal leave
Uniform/equipment supplied, including yearly shoe allowance
Free dry-cleaning services
Take home police vehicle for county residents
Twelve-hour permanent patrol shifts, with four hours overtime each pay period
6%-night shift differential pay
Three hours minimum overtime for off-duty court appearances
Multi-lingual specialty pay (Up to $3,000 annually upon certification)
Specialty pay for many assignments outside of patrol
Competitive retirement plan (20 years at 50%, 25 years at 75%, 30 years at 80%)
457b deferred compensation plan,
Tuition Reimbursement
Career Development programs

For more information, visit WWW.HCPD.ORG or call 410-313-HCPD.

HCPD is a CALEA accredited and EEO Agency.

Keywords: Howard County Government, Ellicott City , Police Officer, Other , ellicott city, Maryland

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