Deputy Sheriff – Certified

JOB OPENINGS: Currently accepting applications for Lateral Deputy positions also known as Deputy Sheriff-Certified. This position within the Office of the Sheriff is for currently certified law enforcement applicants from another police agency with two or more years of police experience excluding time in a police academy or in field training. Applicants must be qualified to attend a Maryland Police Comparative Compliance Course or qualify for mandated familiarization field training.

Starting Annual Salary is $67,231

Applicants are hired with the rank of Deputy First Class.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide cordial, responsive, and accurate customer service.
  • Acquire and maintain a current awareness of the requirements of Maryland criminal and traffic laws.
  • Enforce state criminal and motor vehicle laws.
  • Respond to calls for service from the general public.
  • Through routine patrol, deter, detect, and prevent violations of state criminal and motor vehicle laws.
  • Conduct investigations into criminal and serious traffic incidents to identify perpetrators.
  • Initiate prosecutions by making arrests or issuing summonses to criminal law violators.
  • Appear in courts and provide testimony in support of prosecutions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Benefits include: Maryland LEOPS Retirement Participant, personal patrol vehicle program, health insurance, paid leave, and all equipment and uniforms provided.

To apply online, visit: and search for 'Deputy Sheriff - Certified.'  To mail an application, use the address on the application.

For questions, please contact Recruiting Deputy Chris Becker at 410-758-0770 x 1222 or

The Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Oral Interview Board

Oral interviews serve as a chance to discuss your qualifications and gauge your fit with the agency. During the oral interview, you will be evaluated on your general appearance and demeanor, communication skills, understanding of and interest in policing as a career, and response to questions and scenarios. After the oral interview, you will be ranked and your file kept open for one year. We will not proceed further until there are openings.

Background Investigation

A thorough background check will be conducted to ensure that you do not have any personal or professional issues that would preclude you joining our agency. Background investigators will review your employment history, character references, academic records, residency history, criminal history, credit history, and driving record.  A background investigation typically includes a fingerprint check and interviews with those who know you, including previous employers, school or military personnel, neighbors, and family members.

Drug Testing

Drug tests are routinely administered to check for the presence of illegal substances.


A polygraph will be administered, commonly known as a “lie detector test”, to verify information submitted throughout the application process.

Psychological Testing

Just as we want to ensure you are physically fit for the job, we also want to ensure that you are psychologically stable and mentally fit to handle the job. This evaluation is made through a written psychological exam and a follow-up with an interview by a psychologist.

Medical Exam

The physical exam will evaluate if you are medically fit to meet the physical requirements of the job. This is conducted by the department certified physician and paid for by the county, with no cost to the applicant.