Welcome to the Prince George's County Police Department!
Since its inception on June 1, 1931, the Prince George's County Police Department has been the primary police services agency in Prince George’s County.  We are the fourth largest full service agency in the State of Maryland.  We strongly believe in community policing, and strive diligently to cultivate a positive relationship with the community that we serve.  In addition to our patrol units, we offer rewarding careers in specialized units such as criminal and regional investigations, special operations, forensics, and intelligence. Law enforcement in Prince George's County is a fast paced, rewarding career that truly brings out the best in those who have what it takes to wear the badge. If you are considering a career in law enforcement with the Prince George's County Police Department, please review our Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits Package and use the outline below to guide you through our hiring and selection process.  We anticipate hiring 150-200 officers between July 2017 and June 2019.
  1. Familiarize yourself with the Hiring and Selection Process (PDF).
  2. Review the Applicant Physical Requirement Test (APRT) Score Guidelines (PDF) for your age and gender and ensure that you can meet these requirements.  Begin a training regimen (PDF) to help you prepare for the APRT test. Be sure to use proper form for sit ups and push ups.
  3. Review the User's Guide to the Online Application Process before you apply.
  4. Review the Job Announcement and Online Application for the position of Entry Level Police Officer.  Maryland State Certified Officers seeking lateral positions should apply under the announcement for Experienced Police Officers.  Please know that your honesty and integrity are of the utmost importance during the application and hiring process.
  5. Once you complete and submit your online application, you will be sent an email with instructions on how to schedule yourself for the APRT test.  You will need to have a doctor or health care provider complete the Doctor's Waiver (PDF) in order to participate in the APRT test.  APRT testing is held each Wednesday at 9:00am and on the third Saturday of each month at 8:00am.
  6. After you successfully pass the APRT, begin preparing yourself for the Police Entrance Exam.  You will receive an invitation with your scheduled date and time.  The entrance exam is offered Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm and on the third Saturday of the month at 7:30am.  Beginning April 4, 2018 both the APRT (9:00am) and the Written Exam (6:30pm) will be offered on Wednesday for those applicants wishing to complete both requirements on the same day.
  7. After you have completed both the APRT and Entrance Exam, you should begin gathering all information necessary to complete your Personal History Statement in preparation for your initial interview.  

You can always contact a Police Recruiter at 301-780-8175 or at