Worcester County Sheriff's Office

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Full Time Lateral Deputy Maryland Certified

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking qualified individuals for the position of Deputy Sheriff Lateral. This position is for certified Maryland officers.


Worcester County is the most eastern county in the State of Maryland and borders both the State Of Delaware and Virginia. Worcester County covers a vast area which is nearly 694 square miles. Worcester County is home to Ocean City and the county seat, Snow Hill. The population of Worcester County is approximately 55,000.

If you are looking for an exciting and meaningful future in law enforcement, consider a career as a Worcester County Deputy Sheriff.

As a Deputy Sheriff, we offer countless unique assignment opportunities. These assignments include positions in Worcester County Public Schools, Circuit Court, Rural communities, Drug Enforcement, K-9, and the Criminal Bureau of Investigation.  All deputies begin their career receiving Entry Level Training at the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy. This process involves 6 months of training that covers topics such as Traffic Laws, Criminal Laws, Court Preparation, Emergency Driving, Firearms Safety and qualifications. Deputies will be assigned to a Field Training Officer for 8 weeks. Deputies successfully completing this training will be assigned a patrol providing services to the citizens of Worcester County. Deputies are assigned a take home patrol vehicle as long as they live in Worcester County and gain a strong sense of ownership in their communities by interacting with the residents, business owners, and visitors to the area. Often, their assignments require working together within the community with other police agencies. Deputies also participate in the Maryland LEOPS program.

The entry level salary for the position of Deputy Sheriff is currently at $44,972 with an additional 5% for those assigned to Road Patrol. 


All applicants must be 21 years old and be able to pass the following:

  1. Written Exam
  2. Physical agility test
  3. Oral interview
  4. Background check
  5. Polygraph, Psychological tests
  6. Medical exam, Drug screen

If you have what it takes to be a Worcester County Deputy Sheriff, download the application from the below link and submit it to :


LT. Andrew. McGee

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office

1 W. Market Street, Room 1001

Snow Hill, Maryland, 21863


Link for application below




Job Description:
Application Deadline:
October 15, 2018

Part Time Deputy: School Division and Civil Division

Established in 1742. The Worcester County Sheriff's Office is a full service Sheriff's Department that handles both Courts, Prisoner Transports and Road Patrol and Criminal Investigations. Currently, the Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for both certified and non-certified applicants. Those with Maryland Police Training Certification are considered for the positions of School Division and with our Civil Division. Those duties will include School Resource Officer positions in the public school systems in Worcester County. Those applying for the Civil Division will assigned to the Circuit Court and Transportation unit that is responsible for the physical security of our Court Rooms, and Government Center.

Those who have not attended an approved police academy most pass a background and pre-employment test. This test will include a Cooper Standard Physical Assessment Test, Written Test, Drug and Alcohol Test, and Psychological Test. Upon successful completion of those, a prospective candidate most pass an oral interview and final background check. Successful completion does not guarantee employment. Candidates most meet strict Training Commission Standards and most complete 24 weeks of training at the Wor-Wic Community College Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy. For further questions, please contact Lt. Andrew McGee or Heather Robinson at 410-632-1112.

Application Deadline:
July 25, 2018