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Lateral Police Officer 


This position involves general police work pertaining to the enforcement of all applicable statutes and laws within the jurisdiction of Charles County. This may include crime prevention, investigation and detection, protection of life and property, traffic control, and maintaining law and order in Charles County. Work related to this position has the potential for personal danger and involves working with all levels of the criminal element. Officers receive direction from supervisors and carry out their assignments in accordance with estalished operating procedures, yet must be able to act without direct supervision.



Position Requirements
      • 21 years of age or older at time of appointment
      • High School Diploma or equivalent; must be recognized by the State of Maryland, Department of Education
      • Must be a U S Citizen or a permanent legal resident of the United States and an honorably discharged veteran of the United States provided the individual has applied to obtain U S citizenship and the application is pending approval.???????
      • Pass written test, agility test, panel interview, intensive background investigation, polygraph, psychological and physical examinations
      • Current certified Police Officer
      • Valid driver’s license
      • County residency not required
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Rotating  
Salary Call for more information. 301-609-5933 or 301-609-3903.  
Position Lateral Police Officer  
About the Organization The Charles County Sheriff's Office is a full-service law enforcement agency responsible for preventing and investigating crime, operating the county detention center and performing the court-related functions of a traditional sheriff's office.

With more than 600 sworn, corrections and civilian employees, the CCSO is the largest full-service sheriff's office in Maryland and one of the largest employers in Charles County. The CCSO has been accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement since 2001 and earned the Commission's Flagship Status in 2011, designating it as one of the best among accredited agencies.

Under the Office of the Sheriff, the Agency is comprised of ten divisions including Patrol, Support Services Division, Special Operations, Criminal Investigations, Corrections, Information Technology, Special Services, Executive Services, Administrative Services and Training.

The men and women of the Charles County Sheriff's Office are dedicated to service through superior performance. We believe mutual respect, trust and pride in our organization, combined with traditional values and innovative techniques, will ensure the community's right to a safe environment.

All full-time employees are offered competitive salaries, health benefits, retirement plans and other benefits, as well as a challenging and rewarding career in law enforcement and in serving their community.

EOE Statement The Charles County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and accordingly monitors and reviews its hiring practices and policies with respect to non-discrimination in recruitment and selection. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Applicants should notify us promptly if the applicant requires accommodation under the Americans with disabilities act or similar statutes.  

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