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Maryland Transportation Authority Police Recruitment

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Prior police service?
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Entry Level Police Officer Physical Agility Test and Written Examination Dates
Lateral Police Officer Physical Agility Test and Written Examination Dates
MDTA Police Cadet Processing and Written Examination Dates

*All processing events will be held at MDTA Police headquarters, 4330, Broening Hwy, Baltimore, 21222*

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Contact the Recruitment and Selection Unit:

Law enforcement accreditation Seal 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: 410-537-7640

Recruitment Events:


  • May 6, 2023 (0700-1100)
  • June 3, 2023 (0700-1100)

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:

Effective Date: November 01, 2022

Police Recruit:   $54,161
Police Officer I:  $61,529 (Upon graduation from Academy)
Police Officer II: $65,226 (Upon completion of two year probationary period without step increment)
Police Officer II: $67,838 (Upon completion of two year probationary period with step increment)
Police Cadet:     $34,352
Police Officer (Lateral): $65,226*
(6% pay increase above current pay scale, but not to surpass Officer II Step 3 salary, up to maximum $73,370)

Effective Date: July 01, 2023

Police Recruit:   $ 61,530
Police Officer I:  $ 64,606 (Upon graduation from Academy)
Police Officer II: $ 71,230 (Upon completion of two year probationary period with step increment)
Police Cadet:     $ 34,352
Police Officer (Lateral): $68,488*
(6% pay increase above current pay scale, but not to surpass Officer II Step 3 salary, up to maximum $77,039)

Other Salary Incentives:

Shift Differential: Up to $4,160 per year for qualifying Evening and Midnight shifts
Uniform Allowance: Up to $1,500 per year for uniform maintenance
Fitness Incentive: $1,000 per year for successful completion of fitness test
Court Overtime: Four hours of overtime compensation for off-duty attendance
College Incentive: Between $125.00 and $500.00 per year based on level of advanced education


  • Physical Fitness Incentives
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Shift Differential Pay
  • Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Pension System
    (50% upon completion of 25 years or age 50 with 10 year vesting)
    (Five year D.R.O.P.) or (60% at 30 years) or (65% at 32.5 years)
  • State Employee Health Benefits
  • State Employee Leave Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 56 College Credits From CCBC Upon Graduation From The Police Academy
  • Promotional Opportunities

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: 17-20 Years of Age
  • Lateral Police Officer:  Currently MPCTC Certified and in good standing with current agency or prior 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

Specialized Units:

  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Civil Disturbance Unit
  • Collision Reconstruction Unit
  • Commercial Vehicle Safety Unit
  • Crisis Negotiation Team
  • Criminal Investigations Unit
  • Drug Recognition Expert
  • Emergency Operation Services
  • Homeland Enforcement and Traffic Team
  • Honor Guard Unit
  • K9 Unit
  • Marine Unit
  • Special Response Team
  • Training Unit

Application Process:

Hiring Process:

  • Physical Agility Test
  • Orientation/Written Exam
  • Oral Interview Board
  • Background Investigation
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Medical/Drug/Psychological Examination
  • 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 (1.5 inches)
  • Push-Ups (18 in one minute)
  • Sit-Ups (27 in one minute)
  • 1.5 Mile Run (in 15 minutes & 20 Seconds)

MDTA Police 52nd Recruit Class Graduation from TheMDTA on Vimeo.


Public Calendar

Jun 08

Finance Committee Meeting - June 8, 2023

9 AM

Virtual Teams Meeting

This public meeting is livestreamed and archived on the Finance Committee Meeting Homepage. The Finance Committee Meeting homepage also provides access to the virtual meeting, schedule, agenda, materials and minutes.

Jun 09

Hiring Event - JFK Administration Building

12 PM

MDTA Hiring Event Onsite Interviews

Hiring Event for Highway Maintenance Workers with On-Site Interviews

We're holding a Highway Maintenance Worker hiring event at the JFK Administration Building. Same day, on-site interviews! If you can't make it, apply online here

June 9, 2023
12 pm – 5 pm

John F. Kennedy Highway Administration Building 1
Turnpike Drive
Perryville, MD 21903

On-Site Same Day Interviews

  • No experience required
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Please bring a valid government-issued ID to interview

Reap the rewards of State employment!

  • Pension | Medical | Dental |Prescription
  • Tuition Assistance | Generous Time Off | Life Insurance
  • Variety of job tasks & locations available

Event Flyer (PDF Download)

You belong at the MDTA!

Jun 14

Doing Business with the MDTA Development Workshop - Free

9 AM

MDOT Headquarters
Harry Hughes Conference Room
7201 Corporate Center Drive
Hanover, Maryland 21076

Doing Business with the MDTA

Free Development Workshop
Division of Civil Rights & Fair Practices (CRFP)

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
9am to 1pm

  • Free to attend.
  • Network with Primes, MDTA Procurement Officers and MDTA CRFP Compliance Officers.
  • Learn about resources to assist in growing and strengthening your business.
  • Understand the MBE/VSBE/DBE Programs and your role as a prime or subcontractor.

Register on Eventbrite: 
Registration Opens May 1, 2023

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Additional Information:

To learn more visit:
Getting Your Foot In The Door | MDTA (