Female Baltimore Police Officers
By Recruitment Unit
Tuesday, September 27, 2011; 12:00 am
Nearly 500 women currently serve as Baltimore Police Officers. Female police officers serve as detectives, sergeants, lieutenants, and members of the command staff. These women have made a career choice to serve others.
Your processing starts with the written test. Please allow four hours to complete the initial questionnaire and exam. There is no fee to take the test. The results of the test will be given to you on your test date. You will then be scheduled for the Agility Test.
The Agility Test consists of six elements:
- Push Ups (10 complete in 1 minute)
- Sit Ups (29 complete in 1 minute)
- Sit & Reach (Reach a distance of 16.5”)
- Bench Press (1 repetition of 64% of your body weight)
- 1.5 Mile Run (Must complete in 16 minutes and 28 seconds)
- Glock Familiarization (A series of drills with a Glock handgun. No experience necessary.)
Once you complete the Agility Test you will be scheduled to take the written psychological exam and will need to submit the .
A background investigation will be conducted to include an interview, references check, fingerprinting, polygraph examination, psychological examination, and physical examination.
Please see below for frequently asked questions regarding female Baltimore Police Officers.
- Are there any upcoming recruiting events for female applicants?
Yes, the next event is scheduled for October 23, 2011 at 12:00 PM at the Baltimore Police Headquarters. This event will provide female applicants with information about the application process and academy training. Applicants will also have an opportunity to network with female Baltimore Police Officers and Supervisors. This event provides applicants with an expedited processing opportunity. Following the one hour information session, the Civil Service Test will be offered. The Agility Test will be offered the next day. Click the flyer for details.
- I attempted the Agility Test and failed. What’s next?
Do not get discouraged. The Agility Test is offered several times a month. You can call 410 396-2340 for the next date. If you need additional time to train, you may select a date further in the future. Your written test score is valid for two years.
Also, there is no waiting period after you fail the test. You may attempt the test at the next available opportunity.
- I don’t think I’m ready for the Agility Test right now. What should I do?
Take a look at the events. If you know that completing 29 Sit-Ups in 1 minute may be problem, practice sit-ups to build up to the requirements. Running, performing push-ups and stretching on a regular basis will assist you in passing the Agility Test.
Updated: 09/30/11; 10:02 am