Certified Police Officer (Lateral)

Charles County Sheriff's Office - La Plata, Maryland

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$46,920.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$46,920.00 annual
$46,920.00 annual
Top Pay:
$57,033.00 annual

Job Description

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency responsible for preventing and investigating crime, operating the county detention center and performing the court-related functions of a traditional sheriff’s office.

Sheriff's Police Officers provides public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.

Under the Office of the Sheriff, the Agency is comprised of nine divisions including Patrol, Special Operations, Criminal Investigations, Corrections, Information Services, Special Services, Executive Services, Administrative Services and Training.

The men and women of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are dedicated to service through superior performance. We believe mutual respect, trust and pride in our organization, combined with traditional values and innovative techniques, will ensure the community’s right to a safe environment.

All full-time employees are offered competitive salaries, health benefits, retirement plans and other benefits, as well as a challenging and rewarding career in law enforcement and in serving their community.

Additional Information


High School Diploma or equivalent.

Currently a Maryland certified police officer, or have held certification as a Maryland law enforcement officer within the last three (3) years at time of appointment.

If not Maryland Certified, graduation from a 6 month police academy from another state/jurisdiction and able to become approved by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC) to go to a comparative compliance program to become a certified police officer through the State of Maryland.

Possess a valid driver’s license.

Ability to operate agency radio and computer systems.

Ability to operate agency vehicles as required by policy and state laws.

Ability to maintain police certification by attending in service training as required.

Maintain physical requirements to perform daily job functions.

Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to pass a comprehensive background investigation.

Ability to utilize a high level of discretion and good judgment.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School / GED
  • Experience: 1 Year

Contact Informaton

Jesse Williams III

Charles County Sheriff's Office
6915 Crain Highway
La Plata, Maryland 20646
phone: 301-609-5933

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