Employment / Volunteer

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With a force of 141 sworn officers and 40 civilians, the Frederick Police Department offers career opportunities in:

  • Canine Operations
  • Communications
  • Community Relations
  • Crime Analysis
  • Criminal Records
  • Drug Enforcement
  • Investigations
  • Patrol
  • Special Response Teams

Training Academy

The department operates a superior police training academy certified by the Maryland Police Training Commission, has state-of-the-art technology including a fully digitized communications system, and a fleet of patrol cars with mobile data computers and video cameras.

Hiring the Best

We hire the best. We hire people who are truly committed to public service. We hire people who appreciate the importance of serving all of Frederick's citizens and visitors. Our agency believes in the tenets of community policing and community problem-solving. We recognize that police work is really police service, not simply law enforcement.

For more information visit us at the Frederick Police Website.

Frederick is an Extraordinary Community

Frederick is the second-largest city in Maryland, located less than an hour from both Baltimore and Washington, DC. Frederick offers the conveniences and opportunities of a big city but retains a small-town atmosphere. Our history is rich, with links to the Civil War and the Founding Fathers. The historic district has been immaculately preserved and enjoys a thriving tourist business.

Progressive Community-Involved Organization

The Frederick Police Department is a progressive community-involved organization, committed to sustaining Frederick's superior quality of life. We work in partnership with our citizens, ensuring their satisfaction, and believing that our commitment to them makes Frederick a unique and wonderful place to live and work. Our citizens and visitors enjoy a close-knit feeling of community, and our officers are an integral part of the lives and activities of that community. We care about our city, and embrace Frederick as our home.