Deputy Sheriff

Prince Frederick, MD
Calvert County Sheriff

Salary: $27.85 – $56.19 Hourly.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for law enforcement work involving the detecting and deterring of crime, apprehending violators of criminal and motor vehicles laws, serving civil papers, maintaining court room security, and performing other law enforcement duties. An officer of higher rank reviews work assignments and gives specific instructions and assistance when special problems arise. A Deputy Sheriff is required to exercise independent judgment and discretion in difficult or unusual situations.

Essential Functions:

  • Serves civil processes received from the County courts.
  • Preserves order during court sessions and guards persons brought before court.
  • Transports prisoners to and from court.
  • Protects disaster areas.
  • Enforces laws, prevents, and detects criminal acts. Investigates criminal activities.
  • Checks business areas in the County to make sure doors are secure, and prevents acts of vandalism and illegal entry.
  • Transports emergency psychiatric commitments.
  • Secures funeral and traffic details.
  • Patrols County, and answers calls and complaints.
  • Patrols highways for traffic violators and renders assistance at the scene of an accident to disabled motorists.
  • Attaches property on court order.
  • Renders assistance to citizens whose health or property is in jeopardy.
  • Works with municipal, State, and Federal officers in cooperative law enforcement.
  • Keeps records and prepares reports as directed.


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and be eligible to obtain a Maryland License, if necessary.
  • Must be able to work shifts and weekends.
  • May be designated essential personnel during inclement weather.
  • Workers are subject to stress and physical threat.