This is a full-time, experience-only position as a municipal police officer with a full service, community-oriented police department. The officer in this position conducts law enforcement and peacekeeping activities, establishes strong involvement with the community using problem solving skills to address issues of concern, and, is responsible for crime prevention and repression, traffic law enforcement, protective patrol services, arbitration in neighborhood and family disputes, apprehension and arrest (or citation or warning) of criminal law violators and recovery of stolen property.

Work is performed in accordance applicable statutory law, case law, accreditation standards and department policy. Work involves an element of personal danger and, as a majority of the work is performed without the presence of a supervisor, candidates must be able to make decisions and act independently without direct supervision, and must exercise discretion and professional judgment when making enforcement decisions during use of force situations and in encountering emergencies. Assignments and special instructions are received from superior officers, who review work methods and results through personal observations, inspections, reports and discussions.

Starting salary $37,000 per year plus benefits. Benefits include healthcare co-op and retirement plan through the State of Maryland, and take-home car after probationary period. Candidate MUST be MPTC certified. EOE. Please submit resume to: Chief of Police/Town of Upper Marlboro, P.O. Box 280, Upper Marlboro, MD 20773, or, email to: policechief@uppermarlboromd.gov. Qualified applicants can pick-up applications at Town Hall on weekdays. 9 am to 5 pm (closed weekends & holidays) 14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Maryland Mortgage Program Triple Play Initiative

NEWS ALERT! First Home Mortgage on Monday became the first lender to close a loan through the MMP Triple Play Initiative, DHCD’s $100 million program to build homeownership in Prince George’s County.

The initiative, which was launched last month, will help an estimated 500 families purchase the home of their dreams in the county through the Maryland Mortgage Program by providing $10,000 downpayment and closing cost assistance, plus an additional $10,000 for homebuyers purchasing in one of 14 county zip codes; and a reduced Maryland Mortgage Program interest rate. In addition, The state is waiving its fee on the Maryland HomeCredit, which allows homebuyers to claim a federal income tax credit of up to $2,000 for as long as the Maryland Mortgage Program loan is outstanding.

The Triple Play initiative is the result of a unique partnership between the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Prince George’s County and the Office of the Attorney General. Working together, the partners recognized homeownership as the most effective use of a portion of the $10 million that was set aside for Prince George’s County as part of the landmark Mortgage Servicing Settlement between the nation’s attorneys general and the five largest lenders.

Through the initiative, all eligible Maryland Mortgage Program borrowers purchasing in Prince George’s County receive a 0.25 percent discount on the regular Maryland Mortgage Program’s already low rates, plus a $10,000 downpayment assistance in the form of an interest-free, deferred loan, good for the life of the loan.

Also, borrowers purchasing in one of 14 county zip codes can receive an additional $10,000 grant for a total of $20,000 of financial assistance. Those zip codes are: 20743 (Capitol Heights), 20746 (Suitland), 20706 (Lanham), 20745 (Oxon Hill), 20747 (District Heights), 20772 and 20774 (Upper Marlboro), 20748 (Temple Hills), 20744 (Fort Washington), 20737 (Riverdale), 20784 (Landover/Hyattsville), 20785 (Landover Hills/Hyattsville), 20710 (Bladensburg), and 20722 (Brentwood).

Learn more about Maryland’s flagship homeownership program by visiting DHCD’s website: MMP.MARYLAND.GOV.

Open Link to read the Town’s newsletter for December 2014.

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Saturday, December 20 at Town Hall starting at 9:00 a.m.  The meeting is open to the public. You don’t have to be a researcher or a historian to join in on the fun! Residents of the Town and surrounding area are encouraged to bring items of historical interest (such as letters, drawings and photos) to be scanned for the Town’s Archives. Contributors will receive a copy of the scans on a CD free of charge. The TUMHC also conducts Oral History interviews to chronicle the stories of people and events from our Town’s past—You can interview at this meeting, or schedule an interview for a later date that’s more convenient. You can always contact the TUMHC on their website at: http://www.tumhc.com/ where you can also see many images already in the Town’s Archives. The TUMHC is always looking for new members and volunteers to help out with events, research and archiving our Town’s rich history.

Our next monthly Board of Commissioners Work Session will be held on Tuesday, December 23 at the Town Hall starting at 9:15 a.m.  The meeting agenda consists of current business items up for Board discussion. The meeting is open to the public, and time is allotted at the end of the agenda for visitors wanting to participate.

To improve roadway drainage, the State Highway Administration (SHA) is starting a $3.3 million safety and resurfacing project along on a 2.4-mile section of US 301 (Robert Crain Highway) in Upper Marlboro. The project involves replacing existing inlets and curb and gutter, manhole and storm drain pipe work and slope stabilization to prevent roadway erosion between Old Crain Highway near the CSX railroad crossing to just south of MD 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue). Other improvements include replacement of roadside and median guardrail, resurfacing of all traffic lanes and new pavement markings.  More than 33,000 vehicles travel this section of US 301 each day.  Crews will perform road patching, slope stabilization and drainage grate repairs and replacements. Crews are permitted to close lanes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. In spring 2015, crews will also be permitted to work between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights for road resurfacing activities. SHA awarded the contract to Francis O. Day, Co., Inc. of Rockville.   The entire project should be complete by late fall 2015, weather permitting.

The Board of Town Commissioners introduced a ordinance at their December 9 Town Hall Meeting making Pratt Street a one-way street eastbound from Main Street to Judges Drive. In order to allow time to install the correct signage and street markings, the start of the one-way will be on April 6, 2015. Click on the link below to view the DRAFT ordinance.

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Click on the link to read the approved minutes from the November 2014 Town Meeting.

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Holiday Recycle Pick-up Schedule

Normally, the Town’s recycling service picks up every Thursday. Below, are the adjustments made to the schedule, due to this year’s observed holidays . . .

  • Household Recycling will be picked-up FRIDAY (the day after Christmas Day) December 26, 2014
  • Household Recycling will be picked-up FRIDAY (the day after New Years Day) January 2, 2015

Our next monthly Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 9 at the Town Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, and time is allotted at the end of the agenda for public comment.