Thurmont - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Thurmont Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
SalaryLateral: $53,839.03 + $12,000 Sign On Bonus & Entry Level: $51,502.01 + $6,000 Sign On Bonus
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Thurmont, MD

Job Announcement

Thurmont Police Department, MD Public Safety Jobs

Thurmont Police Department

Police Officer

The Thurmont Police Department is looking for dedicated and ambitious men and women interested in a career in law enforcement who are community oriented, dedicated, display high integrity, good moral character, and who want to provide the citizens of Thurmont with efficient and quality service.


Minimum Requirements

  • United States Citizen
  • High School Graduate or GED
  • 21 years of age upon completion of police academy
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Possess the physical ability to successfully pass a physical agility test (Entry level only).
  • Successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation which includes, but not limited to: medical and drug screening, polygraph examination, psychological screening.
  • Successfully pass oral interviews
  • Ability to meet all standards set forth by the Maryland Police Training Commission
  • Ability to work rotating shifts



  • Competitive starting Salary
  • Receive full pay during the academy
  • Receive cost of living increases as awarded by the Board of Commissioners
  • State of Maryland Law Enforcement Officers’ Pension System ("LEOPS")
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 11 Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick, Compensatory Leave, Military and Emergency Leave.
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Uniforms and Equipment furnished to include boots or shoes
  • Take Home Car Program- Budget dependent
  • Continuing Education reimbursement- Budget dependent
  • Specialized Training when available
  • Overtime compensation
  • Promotion to Officer First Class after successful completion of probation.


Reasons for disqualification from the process may include, but not limited to the following:

  • Unstable work history
  • Poor driving record
  • Felony conviction
  • Illegal drug use, purchase, sale or distribution
  • Falsification of any application documents
  • Inability to complete any of the component parts of the selection process to include the background investigation.
  • Any other disqualifying factor as determined by the Chief of Police.



Lateral - $53,839.03 + $12,000 Sign On Bonus (minimum 3 years experience and Maryland Certified)

(Lateral Sign on Bonus: $3,000 will be paid to the officer on their first completed Pay Period with the Town of Thurmont. $3,000 will be paid to the officer each year on the officer’s hiring date for the following three years)


Entry Level - $51,502.01 + $6,000 Sign On Bonus

(Entry Level Sign on Bonus: $3,000 will be paid to the officer on their first completed Pay Period with the Town of Thurmont; $3,000 will be paid to the officer upon their successful completion of Field Training)


The Town of Thurmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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