Ocean City - Seasonal Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Ocean City Police Department
Job TitleSeasonal Police Officer
Salary$20.15 per hour plus $500 hiring bonus after graduation
Registration Fee$15.00
Location Ocean City, MD

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Ocean City Police Department, MD Police Jobs


Seasonal Police Officer

Seasonal Police Officers are temporary employees who supplement the year-round police force in its mission to the community. This assignment gives college-level criminal justice and other qualified and interested persons the chance to experience first-hand the duties and responsibilities of a sworn police officer. Seasonal Police Officers work from patrol cars, foot posts, or on bicycles. Their duties include the enforcement of state and local criminal laws, traffic laws, and investigating crimes and traffic collisions. Seasonal Police Officers also assist residents and visitors with a wide variety of concerns and problems. Seasonal Police Officers are fully sworn with the same arrest powers as our full-time officers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED recognized by the Maryland Board of Education
  • 21 years of age at the time of academy graduation
  • Valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record
  • United States Citizen
  • Please CLICK HERE to read the Automatic Disqualifiers. If you meet any of the disqualifiers listed, you will automatically be eliminated from the process

Medical Requirements

  • Good physical and mental condition
  • Vision correctable to 20/20 with the ability to recognize basic colors

Pay Rate

  • $19.57 per hour 
  • $500 Hiring Bonus After Graduation 
  • $500 Retention Bonus for Employment through C3 Event (October 1)


Hiring Process

Candidates must successfully complete a written examination, physical abilities test, structured interview, background investigation, polygraph examination, medical examination, and psychological evaluation.


  • Here are our testing dates for the 2023 season:

    • July 18-19, 2023
    • October 21-22, 2023
    • November 18-19, 2023
    • December 16-17, 2023
    • January 6-7, 2024
    • January 27-28, 2024
    • February 17-18, 2024


  • Saturday is the written exam followed by the physical ability test for police officer applicants.  The first day of testing on each weekend is at the Wor-Wic Community College at 32000 Campus Drive, Salisbury, Maryland. CLICK HERE for a copy of the campus map
  • IMPORTANT: The police officer applicants (seasonal or full time) are required to bring with them their Physicians Waiver before they will be authorized to participate in the physical abilities exercise.  This waiver must be signed by a licensed physician or a physician assistant.
  • If the police officer applicants successfully pass the written exam and physical abilities on Saturday they are then scheduled for an interview on the following Sunday. 
  • Once the applicants successfully complete the interview they will then be provided a background investigation packet to submit. 

Ocean City Police Department, MD Police Jobs

Ocean City Police Department, MD Police Jobs

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