Police Officer

Entry-Level Applicants

Starting Salary: $64,537 - $67,805*

Signing Bonus up to $10,000

*Dependent on prior military service and upon graduation from the Police Academy

Lateral Applicants

Starting Salary: $66,151 - $79,814* 

Signing Bonus up to $15,000

*Dependent on years of service


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
    • Entry-Level - Up to $10,000
    • Lateral - Up to $15,000
  • Specialized unit assignments for those who meet minimum requirements.
    • K9, CID, Traffic, SAT, CAT, ERT, and more!
  • 25-year State Retirement System
  • Up to 10 years of service credit (Lateral applicants)
  • 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)
  • Tuition Reimbursement

General Process

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