November 05, 2021
The Baltimore County Police Department is currently seeking County residents to sit on the department’s disciplinary trial board. Pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Baltimore County Police Department and the Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police, members of the public may participate in the disciplinary process by serving on hearing boards.
To participate, you must meet the following qualifications:
- At least 21 years of age
- Legal resident of Baltimore County
- Never convicted or otherwise found guilty of a felony offense
- Not convicted or otherwise found guilty of a misdemeanor for which a sentence for one (1) year or more could have been imposed, within the ten (10) years preceding the appointment date.
- Not arrested or charged for a felony or misdemeanor as set forth in paragraph (c) and (d) above, within two (2) years of the appointment date or where charges are pending.
- Not a party (or the spouse, parent, sibling or child of a party, business partner) to any legal action filed against the BCoPD or a member of the BCoPD in the member’s official capacity, within ten (10) years preceding the appointment date. Filing a notice of claim under the Local Government Torts Claims Act will constitute being a party to a legal action.
- Not a current or former BCoPD sworn law enforcement officer.
- Affirm that he/she can be fair and impartial and has no bias, or clearly identified bias in favor of or against police.
Once selected, applicants will have to complete the training administered or approved by the Maryland Police Training Standards Commission, an eight (8) hour training session by the BCoPD and participate in at least three (3) separate police ride-alongs in three (3) separate precincts. The ride-alongs must be for a minimum of four (4) hours and must cover all three patrol shifts.