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Salary & Benefits
Entrance Level Base Salary:       $40,106          
Top Base Salary:        $60,797
These represent base salaries. Hagerstown Police Department Officers enjoy numerous opportunities for overtime, including overtime for court appearances.


Hagerstown Police Department Officers enjoy an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • 12 paid sick days earned per year
  • Up to 25 days paid annual vacation
  • 3 paid personal days per year
  • $100 monthly allowance for city residents
  • Take-home car for city residents        
  • Rotating days off  
  • Comprehensive major medical and dental plans
  • Optional vision and disability plans
  • Life insurance equivalent to a year's salary       
  • 25 year retirement plan      
  • Numerous opportunities for overtime
  • $1,000 Bilingual bonus

Hagerstown and Washington County, MD benefit from a lower cost of living than nearby metropolitan areas such as Baltimore, Washington DC, and Harrisburg, PA.

Lateral transfers may receive up to 3 years of credit given at a 2:1 ratio if Maryland Training Commission compliant. Laterals at the 3 year level will receive base pay of $40,860 plus $5,000 bonus with "Recognized" certifications only.

If you have questions, please contact our recruiting coordinator, Sgt. Dave L. Long (Ret.), at .