This position involves general police work pertaining to the enforcement of all applicable statutes and laws within
the jurisdiction of Charles County. This may include crime prevention, investigation and detection, protection of
life and property, traffic control, and maintaining law and order in Charles County. Work related to this position
has the potential for personal danger and involves working with all levels of the criminal element. Officers receive
direction from supervisors and carry out their assignments in accordance with established operating procedures, yet
must be able to act without direct supervision and be able to provide supervision to subordinate officers when
serving in the rank of Corporal in the absence of the Sergeant. Work is evaluated through observation, conferences,
* Must be a U S Citizen or a permanent legal resident of the United States and an honorably discharged veteran of the
United States provided the individual has applied to obtain U S citizenship and the application is pending approval.
* Must be at least 21 years of age prior to completion of training at an accredited police academy.
* Knowledge of the principles and practices, rules and regulations found in Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
and other manuals pertinent to the assigned job classification.
* Graduation from a recognized high school or possession of a General Educational Development (GED) certificate
recognized by the Maryland State Board of Education.
6915 Crain Highway
La Plata, MD 20646