<p>The University of Maryland Department of Public Safety 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 September 2018. 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. UMPD is the only University Police Department that runs a certified Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission Police Academy within the State of Maryland. Police officers within the agency serve as Police Academy Instructors along with also instructing various other training programs. There are several specialized assignments available within the Department of Public Safety as a police officer that include; Canine, Investigations, Crime Prevention, Training Unit, Property/Evidence, Motorcycle or Bicycle Unit, Accreditation, etc. More information about the department can be found at http://www.umpd.umd.edu.</p><p> </p>

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.

In addition to the above, Police Officer applicants must:
• Be 21 years of age upon graduation from the Police Academy;
• Be a citizen of the United States;
• Meet various physical requirements; have vision that is correctable to 20/20 in each eye;
• Must not have been convicted of a felony; and
• Meet the prior substance abuse by applicants for certification requirements found in COMAR which can be found at http://mdle.net/pdf/PTSC_General_Regulations.pdf

Considered applicants must participate in the following:
• Physical Agility test; (http://www.umpd.umd.edu/employment/PhysicalAbilityTestBooklet2014.pdf)
• Written test;
• Oral Interview;
• Truth Verification Examination (Polygraph);
• Drug Screening;
• Physical and Psychological Examination (after Conditional Offer of Employment); and
• Complete background investigation consistent with COMAR which can be found at http://mdle.net/pdf/PTSC_General_Regulations.pdf

Applicants successfully completing the screenings/tests will be eligible to complete a Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission Police Academy which is approximately 6 months long.

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