Correctional Officer

Towson, MD
Baltimore County Sheriff's Office

$51,620.00 – $64,432.00 Annually

Examples of Duties
Under general supervision, maintains care and custody of inmates, security, and order on and off the property of the Baltimore County Department of Corrections.

  • Assists in the receiving or discharging of inmates;
  • Assures that inmates are searched, bathed, clothed, and assigned to cells;
  • Confines and releases inmates from cells;
  • Monitors inmate activities;
  • Drives a County vehicle to transport and escort inmates to and from medical facilities and other locations;
  • Supervises inmates on work details;
  • Patrols, on foot, the internal and external perimeters of the institution, making periodic inspections of conditions;
  • Enforces rules and regulations governing the conduct of visitors;
  • Examines packages to be received by inmates;
  • Maintains discipline and orderly conduct;
  • Breaks up fights among inmates, restrains disorderly inmates;
  • Uses appropriate self-defense tactics to deflect assault by inmates;


To become a Correctional Officer, you must:

  • Have a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent;
  • Be at least 18 years old by the time you are hired;
  • Be a citizen or resident alien of the United States;
  • Successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation;
  • Successfully complete a psychological evaluation and a polygraph examination;
  • Successfully complete a physical and medical examination.