Skip to main content

Maryland Transportation Authority Police Recruitment

Indicates required field
Police Rank
Are you a U.S. citizen?
Do you currently possess a valid driver's license?
Do you possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.?
Have you been convicted of a felony?
Prior police service?
Do you have tattoos, body art, or body modifications to the face, ears, head or neck above the collar of a crew neck shirt?
Have you previously applied with this agency?
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*

Recruitment Links:


Download Free Adobe Acrobat Reader:

Get Adobe Acrobat Reader You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to review these PDF documents. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may download it here.

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:


  • Saturday, August 3, 2024 (0700)
    Physical Agility Test followed by Written Exam and Orientation.

*All processing events are held at MDTA Police Headquarters, 4330 Broening Hwy, Baltimore MD  21222

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: July 01, 2024

Police Recruit:   $ 61,530
Police Officer I:  $ 67,837 (Upon graduation from Academy)
Police Officer II: $ 74,792 (Upon completion of two year probationary period with step increment)
Police Cadet:  $35,041 (Pay effective July 1, 2023)
Police Officer (Lateral): $71,912*
(6% pay increase above current pay scale, but not to surpass Officer II Step 3 salary, up to maximum $80,890)

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 (60% at 30 years) or (65% at 32.5 years)
  • Seven Year D.R.O.P.
  • 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

Jul 19

DriveEzMD Team - Iron Birds Game (Top Gun Night/Giveaway)

7 PM

873 Long Dr, Aberdeen, MD 21001

Our DriveEzMD Team is in your community! Come talk with us about everything tolling – E-ZPass, Pay-By-Plate & Video Tolling. Pick up an E-ZPass On the Go and save up to 77% on your toll trips.

7pm to 9pm

Jul 25

MDTA Board Meeting - July 25, 2024

9 AM

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

Jul 26

DriveEzMD Team - Orioles Game at Camden Yards

7 PM

333 W Camden St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Bucket Hat Day

7pm – 9pm

Our DriveEzMD Team is in your community! Come talk with us about everything tolling – E-ZPass, Pay-By-Plate & Video Tolling. Pick up an E-ZPass On the Go and save up to 77% on your toll trips.

E-ZPass Pig With O's Bird