Recruitment and Training Unit
The Salisbury Police Department is the 45th Nationally Accredited Law Enforcement agency in the United States. Along with our City Government, we share a strong commitment of service to our community and their needs. We are a data driven agency and regularly incorporate technology and community relations to drive our mission to protect and serve. Our agency and its members are progressive and dynamic in growth and spirit. We actively seek qualified individuals who embrace the 21 century policing philosophy and who have a desire to work alongside exceptional police professionals to meet the challenges of policing in an ever changing world.
- LEOPS Retirement
- Health Insurance with Dental and Vision
- Sign on Bonus – Cash Incentive for Certified Officers, College Degrees
- Educational Incentive
- Deferred Compensation
- Credit Union
- Blood Bank Participation
- Life Insurance
- Substantial Paid Leave
- Uniform & Equipment Allowance
- Shift Differential
We are reaching out to qualified women and men who want to make a difference.
If you’re that special sort of person looking for a career that both rewarding and stimulating, the Salisbury Police Department offers opportunities in all areas of the agency and we encourage upward growth.
The Law Enforcement Officers Pension System (LEOPS) is a defined benefit plan sponsored by the State of Maryland. Members contribute 7% of their annual earnable compensation and are eligible to retire at age 50 or at any age upon accumulating 25 years of creditable service. The plan pays a benefit of 2% of average final compensation for each year of service up to a maximum benefit of 60% and includes up to a 3% annual COLA, ordinary and accidental disability allowances and death benefits. Members may participate in a Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) between their 25th and 30th years of employment while they continue working and their retirement allowance is placed in an account earning 4% interest. Most creditable service with other Maryland government employers may be transferred to LEOPS.
THE SALISBURY POLICE DEPARTMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
- Parkside High School,
- University of Maryland Eastern Shore,
- Salisbury University,
- Wor Wic Community College,
- Regional Job Fairs, including within the State of Maryland and surrounding states,
- Regional Military Bases,
- Social Media Platforms,
- Community Interaction,
- All member of the Salisbury Police Department participate in recruitment efforts.
Newly hired police officers attend the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy at Wor-Wic Community College. The police academy is certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. ESCJA is not a full time residential academy.
Basic entrance level police recruit training includes but is not limited to the following:
- 24 Weeks of Classes – Entrance Level for Law Enforcement Officers
- 950 Instructional hours as required by MD Police Training Commission
- 131 hours of Human Relationship Training
- Graduates of the police academy are eligible to receive up to 25 college credits
Additional information on the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy can be found on the Wor Wic Community College website. https://www.worwic.edu/Academics/PoliceAcademy.aspx