Applicants for the Police Officer and Police Cadet job openings must meet the following qualifications.
Police Officer Applicants
Must be age 21 upon graduating from our six-month police academy.
Police Cadet Applicants
Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire. You can apply at 17 1/2 years of age.
The Baltimore County Police Academy
The Police Academy is a 27-week academic, physical and practical training program, which introduces recruits to a career in law enforcement. It is a non-residential program located in Dundalk, Maryland. The academy is paramilitary in nature and challenges recruits to develop self-discipline, perform under stressful situations, and focus on teamwork.
Academy classes are scheduled in March, June, September and December. To see when the next Baltimore County Police Academy class is scheduled, click here.
Why Choose the
Baltimore County Police?
Have a gift for problem-solving? Are you a techy at heart? Do you love the Bay? Discover the many opportunities the Baltimore County Police Department provides to build your future. Let’s turn your passion into a life-long profession you can be proud of.