Recruitment & Hiring

The Cheverly Police Department is seeking men and women that exhibit the characteristics of sound judgment, honesty, reliability, integrity, and the ability to blend the philosophy of community-oriented policing with a desire to best serve the interests of the citizens of the Town of Cheverly. The typical duties of a police officer include: enforcing the criminal and traffic laws of the State of Maryland, Prince George’s County, and the Code of the Town of Cheverly, problem-solving, report writing, courtroom presentation, and providing effective service to citizens. In exchange for these duties, police officers are offered a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Shift work is required of all department employees.
Persons currently certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC) are preferred. In addition, minority, female, and bi-lingual (English/Spanish) persons are strongly encouraged to apply. The Town of Cheverly is an Equal Opportunity Employer without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation.
Minimum Qualifications
  • U.S. Citizen
  • High School Graduate
  • 21 Years of Age at Certification
  • Possess a Valid Driver’ License
Persons wishing to apply should complete the Cheverly Police Department's online application, located below, or by clicking here.
Selection Process
1. Completion and Submission of an Application and Personal History Statement
2. Physical Assessment Test
2(b)   Prior to any applicant's participation in the Physical Assessment Test (PAT), they, along with their primary physician,  will be required to fill out an "Attending Physician's Statement/Medical Waiver" form. No applicant will be allowed to participate in the PAT without first submitting this document. When instructed to do so, print out and complete the required form. You may obtain a copy of the form here.
3. Oral Board Interview
4. Drug Screening
5. Polygraph Examination
6. Conditional Offer of Employment
7. Psychological Screening
8. Medical Examination
9. Background Investigation
10. Final Offer of Employment
Reasons for disqualification from the employment process may include (but are not limited to) the following: poor work history; poor driving record; felony conviction; illegal drug usage, including the purchase, sale, or distribution of drugs; falsification of employment documents; inability to complete any of the components of the background process; and/or any other disqualifying factor as determined by the Chief of Police.
For questions regarding the application or hiring process, please contact our recruitment department, via email at or via phone at (301) 341-1055