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If you are looking for an exciting and meaningful future in law enforcement, consider a career as a Cecil County Deputy Sheriff. Join our agency which is located in the extreme northeast corner of Maryland, south of the Pennsylvania line and west of the Delaware line. Cecil County with a population near 100,000 encompasses an area of 350 square miles with 240 miles of shoreline.

As a Deputy Sheriff we offer countless unique assignments. These assignments include positions in schools, communities, drug enforcement, K-9, etc. All deputies begin their career on patrol providing service to the citizens of Cecil County. Deputies are assigned a take home patrol vehicle 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 requires working together within the community with other police agencies.

To apply, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be at least 21 years of age as of the first day of employment as a sworn Deputy Sheriff
  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent acceptable to the State of Maryland
  • Be physically fit
  • Possess emotional stability and personal integrity

A Cecil County Deputy Sheriff Candidate (entry level) receives six months of training at the academy before becoming a Maryland certified, sworn law enforcement officer.

The selection process for the position of Deputy includes the following:

  • Complete an Initial Information Sheet
  • Written Examination
  • Physical Agility Testing
  • Complete Full Application
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Polygraph Exam
  • Physical/Drug Screening
  • Psychological Testing

A career as a deputy Sheriff offers generous traditional benefits, such as group insurance and retirement plans, additional job-specific benefits, training, overtime and opportunities for career advancement.  To complete an Initial Information Sheet, please click HERE.

  If you have any further questions you may contact our Human Resources Specialist, Judy Johnson at 410-392-2118 or email

 We value diversity in our workforce.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for the position of Deputy Sheriff Candidate.



Court House Security Deputy – PT (25 hours per week)

Ensure the safety of visitors, judges, employees, and the general public who
visit the Circuit Court.  Provides security at the front entrance and operates
the metal detector and x-ray machine. 

The applicant must have a min.of 5 yrs. law enforcement experience.  Must be able to obtain a valid unrestricted MD handgun permit.  A valid driver’s license.  Must be able to obtain a Special Police Commission and pass a background investigation.

$19.25 per hour, Contractual with no benefits.

Applications will be accepted for this position until Friday March 7th 2014. 

Contact Judy Johnson at 410-392-2118 or email: for
additional information.