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The deadline to submit an application for an officer or cadet position with the Baltimore County Police Department is next Friday, May 2. Applications will be accepted online only. Interested individuals can go to www.joinbaltimorecountypd.com or www.baltimorecountymd.gov to apply.

  • Candidates for police cadet must be between 17 ½ and 20 ½ years old.
  • Candidates for police officer have to be 21 years old by graduation from the academy.

The last information session for the cadet position will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 at Baltimore County Police Headquarters ( 700 E Joppa Rd 21286 ). Space is limited for this information session, so you must register online at www.joinbaltimorecountypd.com.

Anyone with questions can call the Baltimore County Police Recruitment Unit at 410-887-5542.

Today the Baltimore County Police Department celebrates its 140th anniversary. We are sharing the text of Police Chief Jim Johnson's message to the Department.

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To All Department Members:

Today marks the 140th anniversary of the Baltimore County Police Department, and, like all such milestones, this one is an opportunity to reflect on where we have been and what the future holds.

The world in which our department was conceived is a distant, foreign place.

On April 11, 1874 - the day the Maryland legislature established the Baltimore County Police Department -- Ulysses S. Grant was president. Reconstruction was still in progress. Children toiled in factories; Jesse James held up trains.

Alexander Graham Bell was still working on the telephone, and the horse was the prevailing mode of transportation. In fact, the law creating BCoPD stipulated that mounted officers had to provide their own horses, equipment and forage. Mounted police would be paid $3 a day; foot patrol officers, $2.

The societal changes, the technological advancements in the nearly 1 ½ centuries since then - and particularly in the last 30 years - boggle the mind. Today, ours is an increasingly diverse population that recognizes the right of all people to safety and equality under the law. Information spreads in the amount of time it takes to punch a few buttons. Most of us live in suburbs, not on the farm. Physically, at least, life is much easier for most people than it was in 1874.

But the evolution to a modern, 21st century society has brought its hardships, hardships it is our job as members of this department to face.

 Intractable economic difficulties have created an environment in which a destructive minority sees crime as a viable way of life. Gun violence remains a plague and a subject about which Americans continue to debate and disagree. Drugs continue to destroy lives. Schools, while still among the safest places children can be, feel more vulnerable than they once were. The rapid development of information technology creates new opportunities to seduce and exploit.

The evidence shows that this Department has risen to the challenge of the times. Serious crime in virtually every category has fallen. When problems arise - as they inevitably do - we draw on our experience, commitment and resources to deal with them. Our population continues to grow, a testament to the fact that people believe they can find security and prosperity here. We enjoy the good will of the people we serve.

The world, and this agency, will be different still when, come 2024, we celebrate our 150th anniversary. But in all the ways that count, this Department will be same as it is now and as it was the day it was born: Sworn to protect our people, loyal to the idea of a just, secure society.

Thank you for your contributions to our department's history -- past, present and future.

The Baltimore County Police Department would like to announce that the hiring process for both police cadet and police officer is now open.  Applications will be accepted online only through May 2.  Interested individuals can go to www.joinbaltimorecountypd.com or www.baltimorecountymd.gov to apply. 

Candidates for police cadet must be between 17 ½ and 20 ½ years old.

Candidates for police officer have to be 21 years old by graduation from the academy. 

Information sessions are being offered for police officer and cadet. There is one session geared specifically towards women.

The information sessions are as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 12:  Officer Session at Towson HQ
  • Wednesday, March 19: Officer Session at Liberty Family Resource Center 
  • Wednesday, April 2: Officer Session at CCBC Dundalk Campus
  • Wednesday, April 9: Women's Session at Towson Headquarters
  • Wednesday, April 16: Cadet Session at CCBC Dundalk Campus
  • Wednesday, April 23: Cadet Session at Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Wednesday, April 30: Cadet Session at Towson Headquarters

Anyone interested in learning more about either position is encouraged to register to attend an information session.  Space is limited in the information sessions, so you must register online at www.joinbaltimorecountypd.com

The deadline for applications is May 2.

Anyone with questions can call the Baltimore County Police Recruitment Unit at 410-887-5542.

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