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Recruitment #17-003705-0001


This position requires the successful completion of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions (MPCTC) Police Entry Level Training Program (PELTP); Pre-Academy Physical Assessment.


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*The current vacancy is at the location below, however this recruitment will be used to fill future vacancies in other DPSCS locations. Therefore, we encourage you to apply at this time. Please select all of the locations in which you will accept employment. *The resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies. Therefore, when completing the application, please select all locations in which you are willing to work.  

Howard County

8510 Corridor Road, Suite 100,

Savage, MD 20763

Main Purpose of Job

Under the close supervision of the Intelligence and Investigative Division Director and Supervisors, learns to conduct administrative and criminal investigations within the various Divisions and Units of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. These duties are carried out with total 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 Correctional Training Commission.


Receives allegations and conducts confidential investigations of criminal activity and allegations of serious misconduct by Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services employees, inmates, visitors, and others as directed by the Director of the Intelligence and Investigative Division;

Determines the scope, timing, and direction of investigations;

Interviews complainants, victims, witnesses and individuals under investigation using approved and acceptable interview and interrogation methods;

Identifies and collect physical evidence and report information using camera, telephone and other evidence collection tools to prepare a completed investigation file in accordance with established procedures;

Completes documentation required to store evidence in accordance with chain of custody, property and evidence room procedures;

Prepares criminal and administrative investigation reports that are clear, logical, impartial and properly documented;

Carries firearms and learns to make warrantless arrests;


Education: High school diploma or G.E.D. certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Police Training Commission regulation.

Experience: Two years of experience in the criminal justice field as a Correctional Officer, Police Officer, or Parole and Probation Agent, federal or state or local law enforcement officer or other related profession.


1. The above educational requirement is set by the Police Training Commission in accordance with Public Safety Article, Section 3-207.

2. Applicants may substitute college education for the required general experience at the rate of 60 college credits, including at least 15 credits of criminal justice courses, up to one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in special investigations or military police classifications or specialty codes in the criminal justice field of work at the rate of two years of military experience for one year of experience.


Experience conducting interviews and full investigations regarding criminal activity and presenting investigative discoveries in court and in administrative hearings.

Currently police certified or qualify for police recertification within 3 years of separation or recertification within 5 years of retirement.


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 meet the selection standards required and successfully complete the training prescribed by the Police Training Commission for police officers during their probationary period in accordance with Public Safety Article, Section 3-207 of the Annotated Code. Selection standards for police officer training are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 04, Chapter 01 and include the following: U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status Must be at least 21 years of age A complete background investigation Oral interview Physical examination Polygraph and psychological evaluations.

2. Candidates will be given a medical examination to determine their ability to perform job-related functions. Employees in this classification will 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 on a 24-hours a day basis and will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached, and carry an electronic pager.

4. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 06.01.09, 12.04.01 and Police Training Commission General Regulation .01-1, 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.

Please make sure that you provide complete and accurate information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after the above closing date.      


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: Pandora Johnson

6776 Reisterstown Road,

Suite 309

Baltimore, MD 21215

For more information, please call 410-585- 3391

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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

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