Police Officer

Give one of our recruiters a call at (301) 363-0957 or email to: JoinHPD@hyattsville.org.

Entry Level Signing Bonus up to $10,000

Lateral Signing Bonus up to $25,000*

*Through April 6, 2023


The Patrol Officer provides proficient patrol services to the City of Hyattsville Community.

Patrol Officers are assigned to specific shifts and are charged with:

  • Protecting life and property.
  • Preserving the public peace.
  • Enforcing local ordinances, as well as state and federal laws. 
  • Apprehending law violators.
  • Preventing and deterring crime.
  • Serving as a resource to the community

Patrol Officers must be able to exercise independent judgement and tact as a means of handling both routine and complex situations and making determinations and judgements on a wide spectrum of issues.

The City of Hyattsville Police Department is seeking highly motivated individuals for the position of Police Officer (Entry-Level and Lateral). Candidates should exhibit good character, sound judgement, and reliability. They should possess a customer-oriented mindset and never stray from the department’s values of “Service”, “Integrity”, and “Respect.

Candidates Must

  • Be a High School Graduate, or equivalent
  • Be 21 years of age
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Have the ability to obtain and maintain the minimum requirements of the Maryland Police Training Commission (or have current certification for Laterals)

Offered Benefits

  • Signing Bonus
    • Up to $10,000 signing bonus for entry-level candidates
    • Up to $25,000* signing bonus for lateral candidates
      • Through April 6, 2023
  • Specialized unit assignments for those who meet minimum requirements
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Insurance (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision) benefits, including dependent care
  • Continued education and training opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Specialized language and skills pay, where applicable
  • Optional deferred compensation
  • Vacation/Sick paid time off
  • Take-Home vehicle program (50 air-miles)

General Process

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Contact Us


Phone: (301) 363-0957