As a police officer of the Westminster Police Department you are given the responsibility of protecting people's lives and property, and working with the citizens for a safe community. Good officers carry out their duties with fairness, integrity, diligence and impartially. These duties include but are not limited to: patrol in vehicle and on foot; identify wanted vehicles and persons; pursue and restrain suspects; respond to calls for emergency services under hazardous conditions; conduct investigations; collect and process evidence; communicate orally over radio channels; participate in community meetings; testify in court; and prepare accurate and complete written investigative and administrative reports and forms. They know how to communicate effectively and are respectful to the people with whom they deal. They respect basic human rights and are responsible for protecting the civil liberties of all persons. They work hard to earn the trust of the citizens they serve. If you are interested in a police career and desire further information, contact Major Ron Stevens by calling 410-848-4647 or e-mail
To apply for an advertised job opening, a City of Westminster Job Application Form must be completed, signed and submitted to the Human Resources Office. Some positions may require a resume. Applications must be received by the Human Resources Office prior to the posted deadline.
No late applications are accepted. Applications can be submitted in person, by mail, or by fax at 410-848-3954. If the application is submitted by fax, the original signed application must be mailed by the posted deadline date. A job application can be obtained in person at the Finance Department in the Winchester West Building at 56 West Main Street, Westminster, by requesting an application by mail, or by calling 410-848-6043 or 410-876-1313 (Ext. 6043). The Finance Department hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Applications may also be requested by email
. Upon receiving a request, applications will be mailed or faxed to applicants as instructed. All applicants will receive a postcard confirming receipt of their application.
Certified Police Officers applications will be accepted if there is a current opening for a Certified Police Officer.
- Must be at least 21 years of age upon completion of the police training academy
- Must be a citizen of the United States
- Must posses a high school diploma or GED certificate
- Must possess a valid class D or C non-commercial driver's license, and a relatively clean driving record
- Must be in good psychological and physical condition.
- Must be of good moral character: no felony arrest(s) or misdemeanor convictions involving moral character, domestic violence, perjury or false statements
- Must demonstrate excellent communication skills, a commitment to public service, problem solving skills, empathy and social tolerance
- Must meet the state standards for appointment and certification as a police officer as required by the Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission
The following is a summary of benefits including; insurance benefits, and services available to regular full and part time employees. Benefits are not available for temporary and seasonal employees. This listing is to summarize benefits and services only, it is not meant to describe the benefits, services or insurance coverage information in detail. Some of the benefits provided by the City may be prorated for new employees depending on the hire date.
$38,563 - $40,911
Depending on Experience:
$38,563 – Certified with less than 1 year field experience in a full-service L/E agency
$39,720 – Certified with at least 1 year field experience in a full-service L/E agency
All regular full-time and regular part-time employees earn annual leave on the basis of length of service:
|Years of Service
||Days per Year
|6 months or less
|4 years or less
|4 years or more, but less than 9 years
|9 years or more, but less than 14 years
|14 years or more, but less than 19 years
|19 years or more
The City of Westminster grants 10 holidays per year. All regular full and part-time employees are eligible for holiday pay.
Personal Birthday Leave
The City of Westminster grants the employee's personal birthday as a leave day. All regular full and part-time employees are eligible for personal birthday leave.
Personal Leave Days
All regular full and part time employees are granted four personal days per year
Sick Leave/Family Sick Leave
All regular full and part time employees are granted ten sick days per year with four of these days being available for Family Sick Leave. Sick Leave is accrued monthly
A Section 457 Deferred Compensation plans is available to full and part time employees.
The City of Westminster participates in the State Employees Credit Union and the First Financial Credit Union. This program is available to both full and part-time employees.
The City will pay up to $100 per year towards the purchase of uniform shoes.
Westminster Family Center
The City of Westminster offers all employees the opportunity to become members of the Westminster Family Center and Westminster Municipal Pool for a reduced membership fee.
Insurance and Medical Benefits
Includes medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life and accidental death and dismemberment, and voluntary benefits.
Flexible Benefits Plan
The City will offer regular full and part time employees a Premium and Flexible Spending Account Plan, including Medical Reimbursement and Dependant Care Accounts.
25 Year LEOPS Retirement Plan
Direct Deposit of Paychecks
Employee Assistance Program
All available benefits are subject to change without notice. Effective July 1, 2008.
EMPLOYING AND PROMOTING EQUALLY TODAY AND TOMORROW
The Westminster Police Department firmly commits to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees, consistently complying with local, state and federal laws. The Westminster Police Department's policy is to employ qualified persons without discrimination regarding race, creed, color, religion, age, sex, country of national origin, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or status in any other group protected by federal/state/local law.