Police Promotional Test - Corporal
Takoma Park, MD 
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Job Description

Current City of Takoma Park Police Department Police Officers may apply for promotional positions within the guidelines of the department's procedures. Please be sure to make yourself aware of and adhere to the procedures. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

The Corporal position within the City of Takoma Park is a non-exempt position, classified at a grade 119 with a minimum wage annualized at$63,189 and median wage annualized at$100,251. Below is a general overview of responsibilities and duties:

  • Patrols the City to detect and deter crime and to provide services to the general public; responds to calls for service.
  • Investigates crimes; secures crime scenes and collects evidence; interviews complainants and witnesses; interrogates suspects; conducts follow-up investigations; makes arrests.
  • Conducts surveillance of suspects.
  • Processes and maintains evidence.
  • Analyzes case information, data, crime reports and background checks.
  • Prepares cases for trial; testifies in court as required.
  • Prepares incident reports.
  • Attends community meetings.
  • Completes required training.
  • Supervises personnel in the absence of the Sergeant; conducts roll call; coordinates the work of patrol officers and/or detective as assigned.
  • Performs the duties of a K9 Officer, as assigned; trains, cares for, and employs canine in the field.
  • Performs related duties.

Required Submission of the Following Documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Supplemental Documents (Optional)
    1. Educational Documents (Required copies of degrees, transcripts, or certificatesare needed if usingformal and/or specialized schools in order to qualify)
    2. Commendation Documents (Required copies of documents are needed if using to qualify)
    3. Any other related documents

Please complete this application in order to register for the written test and assessment center. Additional information regarding the next steps in the process will be sent to eligible candidates who apply via this step of the process.

The City of Takoma Park is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the residents we serve and the area in which we live. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where employees of diverse backgrounds can thrive and make a positive impact in the services we provide.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
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