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Recruitment #15-000174-0001


This is a position specific recruitment for the Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services (DPSCS). The resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future recruitments for  the Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services (DPSCS).


SLE 0006 - Consolidated Law Enforcement Salary Scale


2100 Guilford Ave., Baltimore, MD. 21218

Main Purpose of Job

Employees in this classification are police officers responsible for the service of warrants on wanted offenders. The employees may also be called upon to conduct extraditions and transport parole violators arrested by allied police agencies. These duties are carried out with full police/law enforcement powers as bestowed by Maryland State Law for individuals completing training as a police officer in the State of Maryland, as provided for by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission


Searches for and arrests offenders with open arrest warrants

Determines when requests for search and seizure warrants are appropriate

Prepares clear, complete and accurate investigative reports

Transports parole violators apprehended by allied law enforcement agencies from one jurisdiction to another

Responds to emergencies and renders first aid

May testify in court in connection with arrests made on duty

Performs other related duties


Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with 30 semester credit hours in the social, behavioral or correctional sciences.

In order to meet this educational requirement an unofficial copy of your transcript must accompany your application.

Experience: None


Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate, and four years of law enforcement experience in a municipal, county, state or federal police agency and current police officer certification from the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission may be substituted for the required education.

If you are claiming this  substitution, your application and submitted documentation must reflect this note.


Current police officer certification, as required by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission


Formerly certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission as a police officer within the past three years and are eligible for recertification at the time of appointment meet the certification requirement for this classification.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current police officer certification, as required by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission. Re-certification criteria for formerly certified police officers are listed in the Code of Maryland Regulations Employees who fail to obtain the required certification by the end of six months of continuous employment with the hiring department shall be subject to disciplinary action including demotion, suspension and dismissal.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Employees must have completed and graduated from the entrance level police training academy. Employees must meet the selection standards required and successfully complete the training prescribed by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission as set forth in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR . Selection standards of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission may be obtained from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Suite 309, 6776 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

2. Employees in this classification may be required to bear firearms and to demonstrate practical knowledge and proficiency in the safe use and care of firearms on a periodic basis.

3. Employees are subject to call-in 24 hours a day and, therefore, must provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

4. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.  


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.  



To submit your qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application. However, if you’re unable to upload your documents, please fax requested information only to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail your application by the closing date to:

HRSD-Recruitment & Examination

ATTN: A. Coleman

6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 309

Baltimore, MD 21215

For more information, please call 410-585-3362

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.