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MCP Modifies Requirements for Police Officer Applicants - Military and Law Enforcement Experience Now Accepted

For Immediate Release: Friday, July 24, 2015

The Montgomery County Police Department is proud to announce that the education eligibility requirement for the position of police officer candidate has been modified to recognize prior, active duty military and law enforcement experience.

Effective today, an applicant, to meet the police officer candidate education/experience requirement, must:

  • Have earned 60 college credits or 90 college quarter hours at time of application - OR -
  • Have three (3) years of active duty military service with an honorable discharge - OR -
  • Have three (3) years of full-time law enforcement officer experience recognized by the Department, i.e., work as a sworn, government agent with full arrest powers eligible for rehire.

The application process for police officer candidate will open tomorrow, Saturday, July 25 (EDT) at 12:01 a.m. and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on July 25.  These new education/experience criteria will be honored when the application process opens.  For more information on the job of a Montgomery County Police Officer and to apply for a position, please visit

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Release ID: 15-223
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: press-releases