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 use the outline below to guide you through our hiring and selection process.  We anticipate hiring 150-200 officers between July 2019 and June 2021.
  1. Familiarize yourself with the Hiring and Selection Process (PDF).
  2. Review the Applicant Physical Requirement Test (APRT) Score Guidelines (PDF)
  3. Review the User's Guide to the Online Application Process .
  4. Apply to the Entry Level Police Officer job announcement.  Maryland State Certified Officers seeking lateral positions should apply under the announcement for Experienced Police Officers
  5. Schedule yourself for the APRT test.  You will need to have a health care provider complete the Doctor's Waiver (PDF). Testing is held each Wednesday at 10:00am and on the third Saturday of each month at 8:00am.
  6. After you pass the APRT, you will receive an invitation for the Police Entrance Exam with your scheduled date and time.  The entrance exam is offered Wednesday evenings at 5:45pm and on the third Saturday of the month at 7:30am. 
  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