Cottage City Police Department 

Town of Cottage City, Maryland

Job Title:                       Police Officer

Position Type:                Full Time

Hours worked per week: 40

The Town of Cottage City is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success, understand the tremendous value of community policing, and have a passion for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.

Our Police Officers are key participants in a partnership with the Town and community to identify and resolve crime problems affecting the quality of life of all residents.  This community support and the diversity of cultures in Cottage City, makes it an exciting place to work.

Successful Police Officers are characterized by the ability to make sound decisions which are based on fact, not emotion, quickly and repeatedly throughout the day. They demonstrate a strong sense of fairness and the ability to apply both the spirit and letter of the law within legal parameters of discretion.  Ideal candidates are proficient in writing reports and handling paperwork and willingly work varying shifts, weekends and holidays.  Candidates that are bi-lingual in English and Spanish are a valuable asset to our community; however, this is not a requirement.

Typical Duties:

  • Responding to calls for service
  • Submitting in a timely manner, complete and detailed incident reports
  • Patrol assigned area, in a police vehicle and on foot, to include all public and private businesses and residences, parking areas, and streets
  • Direct vehicular traffic; enforce traffic laws
  • Enforce all applicable Town, local, and state laws
  • Make arrests of persons observed or suspected of committing crimes
  • Shift work is required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma; and,
  • Certification as a sworn Police Officer recognized by the Maryland Police Training Commission; and,

  • Valid Maryland Non- commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license