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Prince George’s County Police Department Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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  1. "I have worked as a dispatcher, community specialist, traffic enforcement section, records managment division"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NCIC Coordinator in Hyattsville, MD
    Current Employee - NCIC Coordinator in Hyattsville, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prince George’s County Police Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have have a great career withthe police the deapartment, have the abitity to work with good people and advance in my career.
    Great community outreach.

    Cons

    No really complaints. Ready to retire

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Overall good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Police Officer in Lanham, MD
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Lanham, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Prince George’s County Police Department full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Take home vehicle, overtime, secondary employment

    Cons

    some supervisors lack leadership abilities and the abilities to train new officers.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time developing a more in-depth training academy that focuses on what a young officer needs to know on the street. Do not fill up academy hours with pointless information that you will never use in your career.


  3. "It can be dangerious"

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    Former Employee - General Clerk in Landover, MD
    Former Employee - General Clerk in Landover, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable Job
    Benefits
    No one over your shoulder
    You make the decisions
    Nights can be quiet
    Computers
    Television in your little glass cube

    Cons

    Rotating Shift Work (days, evenings, midnights)
    No where to go for help
    No training to speak of
    No place to advance
    Its dangerous when you have to tell violent criminals 'no you can not have your car because you do not have proper registration, insurance, and proof of ownership or a valid license' and all you have is a glass cube to protect you. They get very mad
    Civilians are the unimportant cog
    There is too much work for one person to do with 5 phone lines, a front desk, reports to file by *hand* and helping officers and investigators
    The pay is very low for the sheer volume of work you do and there are no bonuses because its a government job
    You have to actively find the answers to things and drag the information out of people
    You are that person that everyone knows is there but no one ever takes the time to meet or care about

    Advice to Management

    The civilians are the cogs that keep the machine running. Oil them sometimes


  4. "PGPD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Police work at its best. Always something gotta on while you are on the clock. May seem like a con but rotating schedules for me is nice.

    Cons

    The pay here should be better considering the amount of work you put in. The county runs about 2000-3000 calls a day.

    Advice to Management

    Give us more competitive salaries, and make it easier to buy military time for the veterans on the department.


  5. "Police Officer, Investigator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prince George’s County Police Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    One of the best departments to be the police.

    Cons

    One step forward, two steps back.....for being one of the largest police departments in the US, we are woefully behind the times and just when you think we are progressing forward, we slip back.

    Advice to Management

    Read the book "LEADERS EAT LAST" and Paul Howe's LEADERSHIP AND TRAINING FOR THE FIGHT and THE TACTICAL TRAINER.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Well-respected law enforcement agency with some challenges."

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Prince George’s County Police Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large (approximately 1800 sworn), professional, urban police department with ample opportunity for promotion, and many opportunities to work in various specialty units (community policing, investigations, canine, SWAT, aviation, etc...). Good benefits, and an excellent retirement.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and inefficient management practices interfere with the organization realizing its full potential. Fiscal mismanagement and unrealistic budget process results in lack of funds available for training and needed equipment.