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Contractual Crime Prevention and Community Policing Specialist


Recruitment #23-002247-0290


 "Together, we are building a stronger Maryland."

-  Governor Wes Moore

Do you want to join a dynamic, innovative team? Join one of the State of Maryland’s largest agencies, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS)! When you work at DPSCS, it’s an opportunity to support and impact our large workforce, help ensure the public safety of Maryland’s residents and change the lives of returning citizens.

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The ideal candidate will have experience as a crime prevention practitioner and advanced knowledge of best practices relating to crime prevention programs and initiatives.




MD Police and Correctional Training Commissions

6852 4th Street

Sykesville, MD 21784


The main purpose of this position is to provide crime prevention training, education, information and technical assistance to local law enforcement and interested community members and groups from both the public and private sector throughout Maryland. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Facilitating and coordinating Residential and Commercial Crime Prevention Training Programs conducted by the MD Community Crime Prevention Institute (MCCPI), to include periodic assessments to identify training needs, development of curriculum, securing training venues, acquiring qualified instructors and proper logistics to support the program, instructing in the program where applicable and maintaining lesson plans and training aides.
  • Developing lesson plans, visual aids and handout materials for MD Community Crime Prevention Institute sponsored training and educational events, as well as, for use by other groups in their training events.
  • Functioning as the Crime prevention Specialist for the MD Vehicle Theft Prevention Council under their grant to include: research, design, requisition, and purchase of vehicle theft materials for general distribution at crime prevention/vehicle theft prevention training programs/presentations; maintaining inventory/distribution lists for those items; coordinating the maintenance and use of the MCCPI Vehicle Theft display at events; respond to requests for vehicle theft prevention training for both the public and private sector, as requested.
  • Assisting with unit Community Policing responsibilities in the promotion, training, and review of Community Policing plans, programs and initiatives submitted by client agencies.
  • Collaborating with various law enforcement and community groups at the local, state, and national level to strengthen and/or developing crime prevention partnerships and programs, and provide training/educational programs.
  • Disbursing general crime prevention materials to law enforcement and communities.
  • Assisting in the collection and compilation of data as part of the evaluation process of MCCPI programs.
  • Effectively control costs, maximize efficiency, and ensure quality in the performance of duties and activities in all aspects of the job, and perform other duties as assigned and/or needed.


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Three years of administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year up to two years of the required experience. 

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from a college or university for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.  


Applicants must meet this selective qualification to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.


One (1) year of experience as a crime prevention practitioner from either the public or private sector


Two (2) years of  experience conducting training and/or teaching topics relating to best practices in crime prevention programs and initiatives, residential and commercial security, personal safety and/or vehicle theft within the past five (5) years. 

The selected candidate must possess a valid Academic Instructor Certification under COMAR 12.04.04 or 12.10.06 or must be able to achieve such certification within six months of beginning employment.


Preference May Be Given to Those Who Possess the Following:


Intermediate or Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint experience.


Intermediate Microsoft Word experience.


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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible(employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience that is related to this position.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload, please email the requested information to referencing the recruitment number in the subject line. Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment.

For other HR related questions, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment Division at 410-585-3999.

Ashley Lohr

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

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