Thurmont Police Department

Chief David Armstrong
Address 800 East Main Street
Thurmont MD 21788
Phone (301) 271-0905
Fax (301) 271-9146

Current Openings

Open Jobs Salary Deadline
Thurmont - Lateral Police Officer $53,839.03 - $59,428.22 + $12,000 Sign On Bonus (As of 07/01/2023) June 30, 2024


The Thurmont Police Department is a community oriented and problem solving law enforcement agency. Our commitment to the philosophy of community policing and problem solving is an organizational strategy that encourages a working partnership between the police and the citizens of the community.

The relationship is built on a mutual trust and rests on the belief that citizens deserve input into the police process through citizen participation and support. We believe that the Department’s philosophy serves as a catalyst in encouraging citizens to share in the opportunity to enhance their public safety and the quality of life in Thurmont.


TPD's Mission & Vision Statement


The Thurmont Police Department is dedicated to serving the residents within the corporate limits of the Town of Thurmont. Pursuant to the protections afforded by the Constitution of the United States, we will strive to protect life and property of our citizens, and will enforce all laws of this state and local ordinances in a fair and impartial manner. 

In partnership with our citizens through Community Policing, we will strive to detect and prevent crime and provide the best quality of life for the citizens of Thurmont. We will promote professionalism of our employees by holding ourselves to the highest possible standard of integrity, ethics, and morals.

Vision Statement

The Thurmont Police Department is committed to providing services that are fair, impartial, and effective while holding employees to the highest standards of efficiency, morality, and professionalism. We maintain the highest standards of law enforcement ethics and personal integrity. 

The Thurmont Police Department is committed to the philosophy of community policing and problem solving with those that we serve. We are responsible and accountable to each other as well as the public we serve. We believe in the concept of continuous improvement in all our endeavors, always striving to be the best we can be.


We, the members of the Thurmont Police Department, are committed to creating and maintaining a partnership with our community which is built on a foundation of honesty, fairness, compassion, trust, and loyalty.

In achieving this, we will strive to adhere to the following principals:


We will treat all people impartially with consideration and compassion.


We recognize that our behavior must reflect honesty, sincerity, and accountability through ethical and moral standards. We are consistent in our beliefs and actions, and are role models for the community.


Human Life

We value human life and dignity above all else. We give first priority to situations which threaten life; we use force only when necessary; we treat all people with courtesy and respect.


We take pride in ourselves and our work, our fellow employees and our dedication to the Thurmont Police Department and the community we serve.

We respect, care about, trust, and support each other.

We are disciplined and reliable.

We keep our perspective and sense of honor.

We balance our professional and personal lives.

We are proud of our accomplishments as an integral part of our community.


We value professionalism, having a sense of commitment, perspective, and direction. This has been developed by creating and environment that encourages teamwork, innovation, and constant evaluation of ourselves. Our professional attitude is dedicated to high quality and excellence in our service to our community.


We believe that cooperation and teamwork will enable us to combine our diverse backgrounds, skills, and styles to achieve common goals. Goal achievement, volunteering, and working together are desired outcomes of cooperation.

We understand our role in achieving department goals and objectives.

We rely on community support and involvement.


We are accountable to each other and to the citizens of Thurmont. We will work to ensure that our conduct earns the support and trust of all segments of the public that we serve. We value and manage our resources effectively, and communicate openly and honestly with ourselves and with the community.


We expect members to be committed to the department’s vision and mission, meet or exceed the department’s expectations, be dedicated to the support of fellow employees, and exhibit enthusiasm toward the job.

About our Community

Thurmont is a town in Northern Frederick County, Maryland with a population of approximately 6,935. The town covers approximately 3.13 square miles and is located approximately ten miles from the Pennsylvania border, along U.S. Highway 15. It is very close to Cunningham Falls State Park and Catoctin Mountain Park, the latter of which contains the presidential retreat of Camp David. Thurmont is also home to Catoctin Colorfest, an arts and crafts festival that draws in about 125,000 people each autumn.

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