Forest Heights - Police Officer (Reserve)

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Department Forest Heights Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer (Reserve)
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Forest Heights, MD
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Forest Heights Police Department, MD


Position: Police Officer (Reserve)


Examples of Duties:

  • Conducts assigned patrols, whether on foot or by vehicle, throughout the City for the purpose of preventing, detecting or responding to criminal acts and observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons, and disturbances of law and order.
  • Answers calls from citizens for assistance or protection of their life and property.
  • Conducts investigations and gathers evidence in cooperation with other law enforcement personnel and the State's Attorney's Office in connection with incidents of criminal activities.
  • Coordinates crime scene investigations and manages resources at the scene of a crime; interviews and counsel’s victims; catalogues, packages, and transports evidence to the lab for examination; and locates and interviews possible witnesses.
  • Writes reports and citations.
  • Makes arrests of persons charged or suspected of criminal activities and does so in a manner that protects the rights of the accused, the rights and safety of the general public as well as the safety of themselves and other Officers.
  • Detects violations of traffic regulations, and issues warnings and citations as necessary to insure the safety of the public and the free flow of movement on public ways.
  • Responds to reports of traffic accidents, insuring the proper assistance is obtained for injured individuals and that the causes are investigated and issue appropriate citations.
  • Makes inspections of assigned vehicle and equipment daily and reports any defects.
  • Maintains personal equipment in proper order.
  • Assists in crime prevention efforts as directed.
  • Participate in in-service and special training programs as assigned.
  • Performs various duties and tasks related to special assignments as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • The Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and must have reached his or her 21st birthday on the Date on which an Application is filed.
  • Lateral Applicants must have 6 months to 1 Year
  • The candidate must be currently or previously certified by a SWORN Law Enforcement agency.
  • Must be MPCTC certification eligible. 
  • Satisfactory completion of Background phase including: Oral Board interview, Psychological, Computer voice stress analysis, or a truth verification test, and background investigation.



Satisfactory completion of High School coursework and/or GED equivalency. Preferred Education: Completed criminal justice coursework and 60 college credits.


Skills & Abilities:

  • A strong ability to express one's self both verbally and in writing
  • Strong public speaking/presentation skills abilities
  • Ability to work quickly and effectively in difficult situations.
  • Ability to respect the rights, property and privacy of others while displaying a professional image at all times.
  • Ability to investigate incidents or unusual occurrences, providing appropriate follow-up and documentation.

All applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Any questions regarding these positions should be directed to, or by calling the Police Department at 301-839-4040.

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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.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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