The Caroline County Sheriff's Office's Selection and Review Committee will conduct Oral Interviews. Candidates who successfully complete this phase will be scheduled for further processing.
Applicants who have successfully completed the Oral Interview Board will begin an extensive background investigation. This phase requires the applicant to be fingerprinted, photographed, and submit to a pre-employment polygraph examination.
During this phase, information concerning the applicant will be solicited from personal references, employers, neighbors, friends, schools, law enforcement agencies, etc. When instructed, applicants must report to their assigned background investigator to proceed with this portion of the employment process.
Upon the acceptance of the Conditional Offer of Employment, the applicant will be required to successfully complete this final phase. The applicant will be scheduled for a medical examination, a psychological evaluation, and submit to a pre-employment drug/alcohol test.
Applicants who have satisfactorily completed all phases of the hiring process will be placed into the pool of eligible applicants. The Caroline County Sheriff's Office's selection process is highly competitive and seeks the “best qualified” applicants for the position of Deputy Sheriff.
If you are hired as a Deputy Sheriff Recruit, you will need to attend the police academy. The police academy is certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission. MPCTC requires that officers accurately complete over 500 mandates to become certified as a police officer in the state of Maryland. You will be expected to attend a six month Police Academy that is based on a Military style boot camp.
While at the Academy you will be expected to maintain a high level of military discipline. Ethics, teamwork and accountability are the hallmarks of this intensive program.
You will take college-level academic classes. You will learn how to operate a vehicle under the most stressful emergency conditions. You will spend two weeks with the Firearms Training Unit mastering both your issued handgun and patrol shotgun. You will learn defensive tactics (including boxing and martial arts) and officer survival. You will run every day. You will become certified to administer the Standardized Field Sobriety Test to detect drivers who are impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.
You will have an in-depth knowledge of the Criminal and Motor Vehicle Laws of Maryland. You will become a Maryland State Certified First Responder so you can aid the sick and injured. You will learn how to complete reports using a personal computer. You will push your body physically and mentally to limits that you did not believe that you could endure. When you graduate you will be among the most highly trained law enforcement officers in the country. And you will be in the best shape of your life.
You will attend the Police Academy Monday through Friday for 26 weeks (6 Months). You will be required to stand military-style inspection every day. An accumulation of demerits may lead to disciplinary action at the Academy. You will be placed on one (1) year probationary status at the completion of the Academy.
Not matter if you were in the military, went to college, or had a job prior to entering the Academy, the Academy will be one of the toughest times you will ever endure in your life...physicaly and mentaly.
After graduation from the Academy, you will report to the Caroline County Sheriff's Office for duty. Your police authority will be county wide. After checking in for duty after the Police Academy you will be supervised by an experienced Field Training Officer (FTO) in the Sheriff's Office for eight weeks.
During this period, you will be afforded the opportunity to apply your Academy education and training to actual police situations. Following satisfactory completion of field training, you will be assigned to your patrol group for active duty.
Upon being accepted to the Caroline County Sheriff's Office as a Deputy Sheriff, you will be assigned an FTO. Even if you are an experienced police verteran, you will have to go through the agency FTO program. This is mainly used to familiarize you with how our agency rules, regulations, and reporting process functions. At the completion of the eight week FTO program you will be assigned to your patrol group for active duty.
Entry Level (Or -2 years experience)
$40,490 untrained or less than 2 years continuous service with a law enforcement agency.
Lateral Officers (2+ years experience)
$43,384 trained with 2 or more years continuous active service with a law enforcement agency.
Caroline County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheriff Benefits:
Deputy Sheriff Retirement
Leave Time Benefits: