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Baltimore City Police Department Reviews

Updated August 25, 2017
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  1. "."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baltimore City Police Department full-time

    Pros

    Career Advancement, Great Salary, A lot of Overtime.

    Cons

    Involuntary overtime, 16 hour shifts, Short of manpower.


  2. "sergeant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good overtime pay and plentiful

    Cons

    mayors office interrupts true policing

  3. "Detective Sergeant"

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    Current Employee - Detective Sergeant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Detective Sergeant in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Baltimore City Police Department (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Experience not able to obtain any were else in Law Enforcement

    Cons

    Pay and Technology lacking behind other Departments

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Sergeant"

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    Former Employee - Patrol Supervisor in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Patrol Supervisor in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Baltimore City Police Department (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits, job security

    Cons

    exposure to lawsuits, disappointing communication

    Advice to Management

    protect your people from lawsuits


  5. "Employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Baltimore City Police Department full-time

    Pros

    Any Promotions past Civil Service is unfairly given.

    Cons

    Some Supervisor's are power struck

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees


  6. "Trying times"

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    Current Employee - Police Officer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Baltimore City Police Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, nearly unlimited overtime available.

    Cons

    Challenging schedule, unimaginable scrutiny, understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more cops.


  7. "Community Service Officer"

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    Former Employee - Community Service Officer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Community Service Officer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends

    I worked at Baltimore City Police Department (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They offer an excellent benefit package.

    Cons

    I have no cons to report.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to acknowledge civilian dedication to their job.

  8. "Always working"

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    Current Employee - Criminial Intelligence Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Criminial Intelligence Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Baltimore City Police Department full-time

    Pros

    Good money, lots of responsibility, and I love working in my field.

    Cons

    Seems like I am always working.


  9. "Current detective"

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    Current Employee - Detective in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Detective in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Baltimore City Police Department full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are outstanding, equipment lacks, upper chain of command is weak

    Cons

    Politicians get in the way, states attorney's office is not to be trusted.

    Advice to Management

    Keep politics out of police work


  10. "Baltimore City Police Department"

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    Current Employee - Baltimore Police Officer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Baltimore Police Officer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Baltimore City Police Department full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting, fast pace, room for growth with tons of different units, promotions to higher ranks are attainable, back up is always close by

    Cons

    Work days can be extended, schedule changed, or yours days off can be canceled with little to no notice. No flexibility when it comes to having time off. Lots of officers who only do the minimum while promoting based more off of need than qualifications so you can and will probably have a few supervisors along the way who are just terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your officers are telling you. Your officers are the backbone of the department and without them you can achieve nothing.


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