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Lateral Police Officer Applicant Information

October 28, 2015



Dear Lateral Police Officer Applicant:

Processing Schedule Overview: 
  • Submit Application
  • Receive Confirmation E-mail and Link to Directions and Forms
  • Completion of Lateral Processing Package by November 30, 2015
  • Agility Test – December 5, 2015
    • Cannot take test without completed legal and medical waivers
  • Oral Interview Boards - January 4 to 8 2016
  • Fingerprints
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Background Investigation
  • Projected date of hire: April 21, 2016

Step 1

Once you have submitted your application, please print and complete the three forms below, which are the Lateral Processing Package.  These forms must be submitted to Police Personnel by November 30, 2015. The forms can be submitted in-person, or mailed to Police Personnel at:
Anne Arundel County Police Department 
8495 Veterans Highway
Millersville, MD 21108
Fax (410) 222-8678
Contents of the Lateral Processing Package - Submitted by November 30, 2015
  1. Preliminary Questionnaire
  2. Authorization for Release of Personal Information Form (must be signed) 
  3. Weapon Information Form (completed by applicant)

Step 2

To participate in the physical agility test you must bring the below two forms completed: 
  1. Pre-Employment Physical Agility Test for Police Officer (Legal Waiver)
  2. Anne Arundel County Pre-Employment Physical Agility Test for Police Officers

Step 3

If successful in the aforementioned processing you will be scheduled for an oral interview.
To participate in the oral interview you must bring the below form completed and verification of your current salary
  1. Personal History Statement (PHS)
  2. Verification of your current salary on your agency's letterhead.
Guidelines for the Preparation of Personal History Statement Booklet (PHS)
The correct preparation of this booklet is essential to your successful processing for the position of Lateral Police Officer with our Agency.
If you do not follow the directions, which are listed on pages 2 through 5 of the booklet, as well as the “specific” directions listed in some of the subject fields, your processing could be stopped.
The document section (Page 5) lists the documents that you need to supply us with copies of, also include a copy of your Police Academy Diploma and MPTC Certification Card. You must also provide us with official high school, college, and police academies attended transcripts. These transcripts are to be sent directly to the Police Department at the address listed on the bottom of Page 4, to the attention of Cpl. Russell Heller. If you have problems obtaining copies of some of these documents, you need to make a notation in the left hand margin of the Document Section on Page 5, and then have them sent at a later date.
On Pages 11 and 12, we ask for six references, please make sure you include all six. The correct completion of this booklet is critical to the successful completion of your background investigation as mandated by the Maryland Police Training Commission. Every section of the booklet should have some kind of an answer, whether it be unknown, not applicable, no, or yes and in most cases any affirmative answers will require an explanation someplace in the booklet. If more space is needed for your answers, you will find sufficient space in the back of the booklet.
The employment section requires that you give us EVERY EMPLOYMENT you have ever had to include part-time security or any other part-time employment, full-time employment, and any type of voluntary activity you have been involved in. Be sure to include the exact address and current or prior supervisor’s names and a phone number where we can contact them, (this section is very critical).
At your current assignment, we want you to give us your Commander’s names, rank, and direct phone number, your Supervisor’s names, rank, and direct phone number, and any other prior supervisors you can provide, (again this helps to expedite your background investigation).
We also want you to provide at least four current co-workers names, rank, and home address, and phone numbers.
In the Motor Vehicle Section, make sure you list every ticket you have ever had, even if it has been expunged, you were found not guilty, or give a PBJ. A certified driver’s record from every State you have ever held a driver’s license in is also required. You are to list every accident you have ever had, giving the dates, exact location and any other information available. If you can obtain a copy of the report, it would help.
In the section asking about arrests, we want ANY ARRESTS YOU HAVE EVER HAD IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE. If you were found not guilty, given probation, or some other disposition, we still want the information giving the dates, locations, and actual charges. If you make false statements about arrests, your background investigation will be terminated.
In the Drug Usage Section, we want any illegal or legal drugs you have used in violation of Maryland, Local, or Federal Laws, the number of times used, method used, your age/s at the time of usage, or the years of usage.
The last thing you will do before you submit the PHS, is have the last page Notarized by a Notary. In doing this, you attest that all statements contained in the booklet are true and correct.
It is critical that you complete every section in this booklet honestly and completely in order to be successful in your endeavor to become an Anne Arundel County Police Officer.
If you have any questions about the preparation of the booklet, you should contact Investigator Chanel Bastfield at 410-222-3156 or Cpl. Russell Heller at 410-222-8674, between 0800 and 1600, Monday thru Friday. They will be your contacts for the background processing.

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