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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.

For information regarding current opportunities please visit our Job Openings page.

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

We value diversity in our workforce.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



Thank you for submitting an online application! 

All applications will be reviewed by the position closing date.  Candidates who meet the minimum requirements and are selected to move to the next step in the hiring process will be notified. The hiring process for patrol typically runs 4-6 months, during which time applicants participate in a number of steps to determine suitability for employment. We realize this is a long process and ask that you remain patient as each step is important and often required for state certification.