Duties & Responsibilities

Work in this position consists of the enforcement of City, County and State laws and ordinances, routine patrol assignments in a designated area, traffic control and preliminary investigation of complaints and accidents. The employee in this position must display maturity and discipline in handling emergency and crisis situation. The employee must be able to exercise good judgment and tact in dealing with the public. Work in this position involves an element of danger requiring the employee to be constantly aware of changing situations and to be adaptable to these changes. Work is performed on a rotating shift schedule under the direct supervision of a Police Sergeant.


Possession of a High School diploma from an accredited school or a GED certificate recognized by the state of Maryland. Possession of a valid driver’s license and safe driving record. Ability to understand complex written and oral instructions, adapt to changing situations, work under pressure and perform duties of the position under varying weather conditions including long hours without relief under emergency situations. Must be a United States citizen, minimum 21 years of age, no record of a felony conviction and vision correctable to 20/20.

The City of Laurel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Must be able to pass a written examination, physical agility test, oral review board, polygraph, physical examination, including a drug screen, psychological evaluation and a complete background investigation.

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The Laurel Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of law enforcement service to the City of Laurel citizens by aggressive Crime Prevention and vigorously pursuing and arresting criminals.