Maryland Transportation Authority Police Recruitment

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JOIN THE RANKS! Interested in starting a career with the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, contact the Recruiting and Selection Unit:

Maryland Transportation Authority Police
Recruitment & Selection Unit
4330 Broening Highway
Baltimore, Maryland 21222
(410) 537-7641
(877) 890-8827

Recruitment Events


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

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

*Please fill out and submit a Cadet One-Day Confirmation Form. Advance registration is required. This form may be faxed to (410) 537-7640 or emailed to

**Please bring a completed Medical Practioner's Certification Form to the recruitment event.

Questions please call: 1-877-890-8827 or 410-537-7641/42

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

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


  • 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 Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing

Getting Started:

The first step in joining the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police Force is to attend the physical agility test. This process, which is conducted by the Recruiting & Selection Unit, will last approximately 3 hours. During the physical agility phase, applicants will be administered a physical agility test. To begin the selection process with the MDTA Police go to Physical Agility Test information.

PHASE ONE - Physical Agility Test:

The Physical Agility Test is designed to test the applicant's aerobic and anaerobic fitness levels. All candidates must present their completed Medical Practitioners Certification Form prior to the test. Applicants who fail to have the required medical forms completed will not be permitted to participate in the test. Applicants who fail the physical agility test will have two other opportunities to re-test. Applicants that are deemed ineligible for further processing will receive written notification upon completion of the administrative portion of the agility test.

Full Selection Process:


Physical Agility Test Process

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

For additional Information download the recruitment packet.


To confirm your attendance at a Physical Agility Test, print the Physical Agility Test Confirmation Form and send by:

FAX: 410-537-7640
U.S. Mail:
Maryland Transportation Authority Police
Recruitment & Selection Unit
4330 Broening Highway
Baltimore, MD 21222

Call 1-877-890-8827 for more information.

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