Deputy- Law Enforcement

Elkton, MD
Cecil County Sheriff

Salary: $27.27.

Position Summary:

Position is responsible for maintaining order, protecting life and property, responding to calls for service, performing criminal investigations, investigating and assisting in the prevention of a crime, traffic enforcement, serving summonses, court security, and transporting prisoners.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol designated areas of Cecil County in order to serve and protect the public.
  • Investigation and reconstruction of motor vehicle collisions.
  • Administer rescue and lifesaving techniques as a first responder to incident scenes.
  • Basic medical services as a first responder.
  • Enforce traffic laws and issue citations.
  • Monitor and properly identify, interpret, act and respond to information transmitted over a mobile/base radio system.
  • Receive, comprehend and respond promptly and appropriately to verbal communication, to communicate effectively with the public and other members of the Agency.
  • Read, comprehend and act on information contained in various forms of written and printed documents.
  • Note all unusual occurrences and reports to the Dispatcher.
  • Prepare and serve criminal and civil process papers.
  • Conduct interviews to learn the nature of citizens’ complaints and to gain information and obtain all pertinent data related to emergency or criminal situations and/or criminal offenses.
  • Conduct interviews/interrogations in criminal cases to determine probable cause. Identify suspects and obtain information to file for charging documents and/or make arrests.
  • Investigate misdemeanors and felonies according to established procedures.
  • Complete reports such as activity logs, daily reports, and arrest reports ensuring the information is concise, legible and accurate; file and/or forward reports to appropriate divisions or external agency.
  • Testify in court and at other proceedings in a clear, well-organized, and logical manner to accurately provide information describing events, objects, and evidence associated with a case.
  • Provide security to the court and perform associated assigned tasks.
  • Assist with lifting stretchers with accident and crime scene victims and placing into vehicles including ambulances, helicopter, and other rescue vehicles.
  • Apply handcuffs, subdue resisting suspects using the appropriate degree of physical force and effectively perform self-defense techniques.
  • Transport and maintain custody of prisoners.
  • Inspect security and safety devices.
  • Firing a handgun with either hand and meeting proficiency requirements; capable of firing any other weapon issued by the Agency and be proficient in its use after completing a course of instruction conducted by qualified Agency personnel.
  • Operate a motor vehicle under normal driving conditions, as well as extreme situations including emergency runs, high speed chases, and during hazardous weather conditions.
  • Maintain complete, required, and preventive maintenance to assigned vehicle.
  • Push a standard full sized vehicle from the roadway.
  • Run for short durations and sustained (1-2 minutes) periods over varied indoor and outdoor terrain, while attempting to pursue/apprehend fleeing suspects.
  • Ability to walk for long and short periods of time during crime scene searches, “house-to-house: searches, at security posts and during other assignments.
  • Perform multiple tasks simultaneously including but not limited to operating a motor vehicle during normal and emergency conditions, receiving and transmitting information over police radio and observing and remembering details and conditions.
  • Perform assigned duties in all forms of weather conditions including buy not limited to extremes in heat and cold, snow, rain and thunderstorms; Utilize the five basic senses of sight, touch, smell, taste and hearing to identify surroundings and objects while performing job related activities.
  • Complete assigned tasks within a reasonable period of time.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Experience: Must be 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Equivalency: Completion of the minimum standards as required by the Maryland Police and Correctional
  • Training Commission within an established time frame designated by the County
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • United States Citizenship.
  • CJIS Security Training obtained/maintained.
  • Weapons Certification.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification.