Worcester County Sheriff's Office

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Deputy Sheriff Maryland Certified

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

Worcester County is the most eastern county in the State of Maryland and borders the states 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.  Deputies will be assigned to a Field Training Officer for 8 weeks. Deputies successfully completing this training will be assigned to patrol providing services to the citizens of Worcester County. Deputies are assigned a take home patrol vehicle as long as they live in Maryland 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.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED Equivalency
  • Must successfully complete for Entrance Level Academy as set forth by the Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission.
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation, including psychological testing, medical examination, and drug and alcohol screening.
  • Must display good communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to work with co-workers in a harmonious manner.
  • Must successfully complete the required probationary period.


  1. All applicants must be 21 years old and be able to pass the following:
  2. Written exam  (may be waived)
  3. Physical agility test  (may be waived)
  4. Oral interview
  5. Background check
  6. Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA)
  7. Medical exam, drug screen
  8. 3500 hours of law enforcement experience


  1. Patrolling all roads within Worcester County conducting business checks, house checks, and all other area checks, providing a visible presence.
  2. Respond to calls for service and incidents requiring investigation and a police presence. This includes but is not limited to criminal events, traffic violations and crash investigations, and providing assistance to citizens with legal concerns or problems, involving criminal events, domestic situations and Court orders.
  3. Responsible for the enforcement of all Federal, State, County, and Local laws as each situation requires.
  4. Must stay up to date on all Federal, State, County, and Local laws and changes as set forth by the appropriate Government bodies assigned to do so.
  5. Required to conduct interviews of witnesses, victims, and suspects during investigative process.
  6. Responsible for crime scene preservation and evidence collection.
  7. Responsible for attempting to serve and serving all warrants as issued by this Courts and assigned by this Agency.
  8. Required to make arrests as needed in all warrant services, on site criminal events, and traffic investigations.
  9. Transport prisoners in and out of County.
  10. Provide Courtroom testimony as needed.
  11. Prisoner processing and security.
  12. Provide First Responder medical attention as needed.
  13. Maintenance and care of all lethal and non-lethal weapons.
  14. Maintenance and care of all uniforms, issued duty gear, vehicles, and all other equipment as issued by this Agency.
  15. Report for required Court appearances and assignments as instructed.
  16. Must maintain a good working relationship with all co-workers, Supervisors, and Command Staff.
  17. Responsible for staying in a physically fit condition. Such condition must allow the deputy to restrain combative and violent subjects while effecting arrests.
  18. Must have good communication skills in writing and in person.
  19. Handle any and all assignments and duties as assigned by the Sheriff or his designee.