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Sheriffs Cadet 


Sheriff’s Cadets are college students, working part-time for the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. They perform duties relative to police and corrections work but not requiring police or correctional officer authority. Sheriff’s Cadets experience on-the-job training to learn to enforce laws related to the protection of life and property, traffic control, crime prevention, and station clerk duties. Sheriff’s Cadets may also work in the Charles County Detention Center providing assistance in areas that do not involve direct contact with the inmates of the Detention Center. Sheriff’s Cadets receive close direction from supervisors and carry out their assignments in accordance with established operating procedures. During this period of employment, Sheriff’s Cadets are periodically evaluated for efficiency, general performance of duties, and continued eligibility for appointment as a Police Recruit or Correctional Officer.

Position Requirements
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • United States Citizen.
      • Must meet the same qualifications of a sworn police or correctional officer and maintain those qualifications while in the Cadet Program.
      • Must pass the written police examination and physical agility test, panel interview, intensive background investigation to include polygraph, psychological and physical examinations.
      • Possess a valid driver’s license.
      • Ability to utilize a high level of discretion, good judgment, and confidentiality
      • Ability to pass random drug testing
      • Ability to pass a comprehensive background investigation
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  
Salary $18.97 an hour  
Close Date 1/3/2025  
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 Opportunity Employer and accordingly monitors and reviews its hiring practices and policies with respect to non-discrimination in recruitment and selection. The information requested below on this form will not be considered in the selection process of the job position you are applying for. The information detailed below will be used to conform with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines concerning application statistics and is voluntary.  

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