“Courage, Honor, and Integrity”

Police Officer


  Police officers work in partnership with the public and are in the front line in the fight against crime and the fear of crime. They are citizen-focused, responding to the needs of individuals and communities. Using the latest technology, police officers are trained to manage information and intelligence in order to secure successful court prosecutions.

  Major priorities include: tackling antisocial behavior, reducing theft, robbery and street-related crime, combating organized crime, countering terrorism, supporting victims and providing a reassuring presence in the community.

Essential functions:

  Conducting patrol duties on foot and by car and bicycle; Responding to calls and requests from the public to assist at incidents such as criminal activity, domestic disputes, fires and public disorder; Attending road-related incidents including collision scenes, vehicle check points and traffic offences; Delivering death and hospital messages to families; Keeping the peace at public meetings, social events, processions, trade disputes or strikes; Conducting initial investigations, gathering evidence, taking statements, and complying with relevant legal requirements; Interviewing suspects, victims and witnesses in accordance with relevant legislation; Searching individuals, personal property, vehicles, premises and land; Conducting arrests with due regard for the human rights, security and health and safety of detained individuals, members of the public, colleagues and self; Administering custody procedures as an arresting officer; Gathering, recording and analyzing intelligence to achieve community safety and crime reduction objectives; Preparing crime reports and presenting case files; Attending and giving evidence in court and at other hearings; Completing administrative procedures; Building and maintaining community relations, including advice and support in areas such as crime prevention and personal safety; Working as a competent team member, including wider cooperation with other specialist departments.

  Any inquiry about this position should be directed to the Human Resources Director, Theresa Hartman by calling 410.272.1600.



  The Police Dispatcher position is skilled emergency service work that involves receiving emergency 911 and non-emergency requests for police assistance, determining nature/urgency of calls, initiating police or other emergency personnel action and maintaining close contact with field units to monitor response and needed support requirements. It requires a considerable degree of initiative and independent judgment within procedural boundaries in responding to emotional, disturbed and sometimes abusive people in a variety of situations. Work may be done separately or in conjunction with other dispatchers and dispatchers may assist in training, teaching and basic operational equipment management.

Essential Functions:

  Receives and responds to emergency and non-emergency calls including enhanced 911, and non-emergency calls from the public, dispatchers, and law enforcement agencies via telephone and radio systems and computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems;Processes and evaluates information received, prioritizes calls and dispatches required units and/or agencies; Monitors and coordinates police unit activity and assignments via police radio frequencies; Maintains status and locations of public safety personnel; Utilizes technology such as computers, radio systems, telephones, fax machines and other communication equipment; Creates and maintains automated or manual logs of public safety communications activity; Accesses and enters sensitive data in local/state/national databases as necessary for investigative purposes;Enters and maintains files for persons or property pending apprehension and/or recovery; Maintains appropriate security and confidentiality of information created or encountered in the performance of assigned duties;Keeps informed of departmental regulations, policies and procedures; May assist in providing on-the-job training for Police Dispatchers and submit progress reports and evaluations on trainees; This position requires attaining and maintaining certifications for access into local, state and national criminal history databases and associated tele-communications systems.

  Any inquiary about this position should be directed to the Human Resource Director, Theresa Hartman by calling 410.272.1600.

Records Clerk


  Performs under the direct supervision of a Police Records Supervisor or designated trainer to perform a variety of responsible clerical and administrative tasks in support of the police department administrative function to document, process, maintain and control police records, case files, statistics and related information. Work includes, preparing daily arrests and citation packets for court, responding to public information requests and other related duties. Due to the nature of the work, accuracy, attention to detail and multi-tasking are important skills that must be demonstrated by the incumbent.

Essential Functions:

  Processes all requests for Police reports or records; Processes arrest booking records to include indexing, copying and review for completeness; Enters data into the National Criminal Information Center and Maryland Criminal Information systems for stolen articles, vehicles, securities, boats, guns, aircraft, vehicle parts, licenses, missing persons, unidentified persons and other intelligence files; Processes and conducts criminal histories and background checks; Files and maintains files of departmental records including police reports, computer records and other documents; Completes and processes incident, offense, arrest, commitment, referral, accident, intelligence, crime, citation and other police reports in order forward copies to appropriate personnel, complete the reports, and provide a record of processing by checking forms, forwarding and mailing, filing, etc. following established departmental procedures for each form. Operates teletype, CAD and other office equipment to accurately and efficiently prepare, process, file and maintain police records; Greets individuals on the phone and in person to respond to numerous inquiries and requests; Enters and clears warrants; Processes bicycle registrations; Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures; Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Safety Handbook.

  Any inquiry about this position should be directed to the Human Resources Director, Theresa Hartman by calling 410.272.1600.

Crossing Guard


  School Crossing Guards street work during hours when children are going to or coming from school.

Essential Functions:

  Escorts children across the street by waiting for a break in traffic, holding up the stop sign, walking into the middle of the road and stopping traffic until the children are safely across.

  Any inquiry about this position should be directed to the Human Resources Director, Theresa Hartman by calling 410.272.1600.


The City of Aberdeen provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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