Education and Experience:
Sheriff’s Cadets may be in their final year of high school to begin the application process or hold a diploma from a recognized high school or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate recognized by the Maryland State Board of Education.
Licenses or Certifications:
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified.
Must pass a comprehensive background investigation.
Must pass random drug screening.
Must meet the same qualifications of a sworn police or correctional officer and maintain those qualifications while in the Cadet Program. Failure to maintain these standards and qualifications while in the Cadet Program will result in dismissal from the program and the Agency.
Must be between the ages of 17 and 19 years of age at the time of application. Applicants may not be appointed until they are 18 years of age and must be appointed before their 20th birthday.
Must be a United States citizen.
Must pass written police examination and physical agility test and additional physical, polygraph, and psychological examinations prior to transfer to Police Recruit or Correctional Officer.
Must pass the following examinations: physical, polygraph, and psychological pre-employment
Must work a maximum of 24 hours a week
Must perform work in accordance with sound safety practices.
Must report for duty in a regular and punctual manner.
Must May be required to work varying hours on a rotating schedule including days, evenings, midnights, weekends, and holidays, as required.