Maryland Transportation Authority Police Recruitment

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Start your career today! Interested in starting a career with the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, contact the Recruitment and Selection Unit:

Maryland Transportation Authority Police
Recruitment & Selection Unit
4330 Broening Highway
Baltimore, Maryland 21222
Phone: (410) 537-7747
Fax: 410-357-7640

Recruitment Events


Last Updated: Fri Jan 05, 2018 09:56:21 AM

  1. There are no special recruitment events scheduled at this time.

Questions please call: 410-537-7747

Police Officer Salary, Minimum Qualifications and Benefits

A Nationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency and Equal Opportunity Employer

Starting Salary:

Police Recruit Starting Salary: $40,800
Police Officer I (Upon graduation from Academy) $46,351
Police Cadet Starting Salary: $25,502
Lateral Officer Starting Salary: 6% above current salary, not to exceed $55,272

Minimum Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Police Officer: Must be 21 prior to graduation from the Police Academy
  • Police Cadet: 18-20 Years of Age
  • Lateral Police Officer:  Currently MPTC Certified and in good standing with current agency
  • No Felony Convictions
  • Meet The Minimum Standards Set By The Maryland Police & Correctional Training Commission For Police Applicants
  • Comply With The MDTA Police Tattoo, Body Art & Body Modifications Policy


  • Physical Fitness Incentives
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Shift Differential Pay
  • Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Pension System
  • State Employee Health Benefits
  • State Employee Leave Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 44 College Credits From CCBC Upon Graduation From The Police Academy
  • Promotional Opportunities

Specialized Units:

  • Crisis Negotiation Team
  • Collision Reconstruction Unit
  • Drug Recognition Expert
  • Special Response Team
  • Civil Disturbance Team
  • Emergency Operation Services
  • Commercial Vehicle Safety Unit
  • Homeland Enforcement and Traffic Unit
  • K-9 Unit
  • Marine Unit
  • Detective Unit
  • Honor Guard Unit
  • Bicycle Patrol Unit
  • Training Unit

Application Process

Hiring Process:

  • Physical Agility Test
  • Orientation/Written Exam
  • Oral Interview Board
  • Background Investigation
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Medical/Drug/Psychological Examination
  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing
  • Final Selection

*Successful completion of all phases of the hiring process does not guarantee a Final Offer of Employment

Getting Started:

The first step in joining the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police Force is to complete the online application above and attend an applicant processing event.  The online application provides several applicant processing event dates an applicant can choose to begin the hiring process.  Processing events are conducted by the Recruitment and Selection Unit and will last approximately 4 hours.  Processing events will incorporate the Physical Agility Test, Orientation and the Written Examination.

Full Selection Process:


Physical Agility Test Elements

  • Sit and Reach (16 inches)
  • Push-Ups (24 in one minute)
  • Sit-Ups (28 in one minute)
  • 1.5 Mile Run (in 15 minutes & 55 Seconds)
  • Vertical Jump (15 inches)
  • 300 Meter Run 70.1 Seconds

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