Police Officer Patrolman First Class

St. Michael's Police Department   Saint Michaels, MD   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on May 13, 2024

The St. Michaels Police Department is now hiring Certified/Lateral Police Officers. This position offers a competitive salary, sign-on bonus, and a superior benefits package to include LEOPS retirement, health insurance, paid holidays, vacation time, compensatory time,

uniform allowance, training and ongoing professional development,

take-home vehicles, and shift differential. Annual salary starting at $62K.

The St. Michaels Police Department is also accepting certified/lateral applications for Police Supervisory positions with a salary range of $67K-80K.

Reports To:

 The Patrolman First Class is under the direct supervision of the Corporal.

General Definition of Work:

The Patrolman First Class (Pfc.) patrols assigned areas to maintain order, prevent illegal activity, enforce laws, and protect the community and citizens.


The primary purpose of this role is to provide public safety to the citizens and visitors to the town of St. Michaels.

Essential Tasks:

  • Patrol the Town of St. Michaels in a patrol car to preserve law and order; patrol various streets, schools, and other public areas to prevent crime and discover the commission of crimes.
  • Enforce town ordinances and regulations; prepare records and reports.
  • Answer calls and complaints involving criminal activity, traffic accidents, misdemeanors and felonies; conducts arrests.
  • Handcuffing and searching arrested persons and reading them their rights. 
  • Acts as a senior officer to the Patrolman, more specifically in the absence of the Corporal.
  • Conduct investigations involving accidents and preliminary investigations at the scene of a crime.
  • Administer first aid while awaiting ambulance and other emergency personnel to arrive on scene.
  • Gathers evidence, locates and questions witnesses and testifies as a witness in court.
  • Performs desk officer duties; handles telephone calls and visitor questions.
  • Represents the police department at public meetings and speaks to civic organizations.
  • Escorts farmers and equipment, parades and funeral processions within the town of St. Michaels.
  • Controls crowds within the town as necessary. i.e., special events
  • Maintains annual in-service mandatory trainings and instructional meetings; keeps informed of current law enforcement practices, procedures and trends.
  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with community members and businesses.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency
  • Completed a State Certified Police Academy

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • In-depth and up-to-date knowledge of federal and state laws as well as modern policing principles.
  • Training certification in firearms, first aid and CPR
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Push-Ups: eighteen (18) in one minute
  • Sit-Ups: twenty-seven (27) in one minute
  • Flexibility: approximately 1.5 inches beyond toes (while seated)
  • 1.5 Mile Run: maximum time of 15 minutes and 20 seconds (15:20)

Other Requirements:

  • MUST maintain a minimum of 18 annual hours of mandated police in-service training.
  • MUST maintain a valid CPR / AED Certification.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • MUST be or able to obtain a Maryland Police & Training Commission Police Officer Certification.
  • Possess a valid Maryland driver's license and have a good overall driving record.
  • Be in excellent physical and mental condition as determined by comprehensive examinations.
  • Be able to pass a written police examination.
  • Be able to pass a background and security check, be of good moral character, with no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions for which a sentence of imprisonment for one year or more could have been imposed.

    Applicants cannot become a police officer in the State of Maryland if they have:

  • Ever committed, been involved in, or convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.
  • Ever illegally sold, produced, cultivated, distributed, or transported a controlled dangerous substance, narcotic drug, or marijuana. Illegally used a controlled dangerous substance or narcotic drug, for any purpose within the past 3 years prior to application, marijuana 1 year and must agree to mandatory random testing for the first two years of employment.
  • Illegally used a controlled dangerous substance, narcotic drug, or marijuana while employed as a law enforcement officer.
  • Ever used heroin, phencyclidine (PCP), or lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).
  • Used any controlled dangerous substance or narcotic drug, excluding marijuana, since becoming 21 years old.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

The Town of St. Michaels does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.


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We're only hiring Certified Police Officers at this time. 
If not certified,  please go to Maryland State Police Academy Training for more information.