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Havre de Grace Police Department is hiring! Click the links below to see current openings and requirements.


Hiring Process

All applicants must meet the Havre de Grace Police Department standards for hiring eligibility. Hiring requirements include successfully passing all of the following steps:

All applicants will be processed with an MVA check, a criminal history check, and a check of minimum education/experience requirements. The following are minimum qualifications that the applicant must possess:

  • 21 years of age (18 years of age for Corrections and Civilian)
  • High school diploma or GED recognized by the Maryland State Board of Education
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with 10 years of verifiable U.S. Residency
  • Possess a valid driver's license with no more than 3 points
  • No convictions for DWI/DUI
  • No PBJs for DWI/DUI within the past 3 years
  • No criminal convictions on record
  • Any Probation Before Judgment on a criminal record must be expunged prior to hire date
  • Visible tattoos are permitted as long as they are not on the hands, face, head or neck and are not offensive, indecent, extremist, racist or sexist. Exception is one band tattoo on the finger

Testing & Examinations

  • Written Test (Average score of 70% or higher)
  • Background Interview and Comprehensive Investigation
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical Examination
  • Drug testing

Physical Agility Test (Law Enforcement Applicants)

  1. 18 Push-ups within 1 minute
  2. 27 Sit-ups within 1 minute
  3. 1.5 Mile Run within 15mins 20 secs
  4. Trigger Pull/Slide Retraction is measured in seconds for strong and weak hands.
    • Trigger Pull - 45 seconds strong 30 and weak 20
    • Slide Retraction - 20 seconds 5 times


  • 457 deferred compensation plan
  • Company-paid Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • Paid Holidays
  • Pension Plan
  • Personal Leave
  • Sick Time
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Annual Leave
  • Voluntary life, AD&D, critical illness, and hospital indemnity insurance
  • Take Home Car
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Leave Accruals
    • Annual Leave (starts at 80 hours)
    • Sick Leave (8 hours a month)
    • Personal Leave (32 hours per year)