Deputy Sheriff I – Lateral Entry

Annapolis, MD
Anne Arundel County

Salary: $54,420.00 – $95,427.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

The work of this class may be performed in all types of weather conditions and environments. The work involves standing, sitting, walking and driving for prolonged periods of time. Work hazards include but are not limited to serving civil process papers on citizens who are hostile and occasionally combative; guarding prisoners and responding to prisoner escape from courthouse detainment or during extradition; and, infrequently directing traffic or enforcing traffic violations when encountered during regular duty assignments. Work assignments may include shift work, evenings, weekends and holidays. Employees may be required to work overtime.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides order and security in the courthouse and courtrooms to include general search and surveillance, preserving order during court session, maintains security and custody of persons brought before the court, and persons detained in holding cells or lock up facilities.
  • Transports prisoners to and from courts, correctional facilities, hospitals, or other institutions and facilities.
  • Serves civil and criminal process papers to include but not limited to summons, subpoenas, civil and criminal citations/warrants, and writs (execution/possession).
  • Levies and seizes property on judgments; arranges for the sale of seized property as ordered by the court.
  • Serves arrest warrants and judgments; makes arrests on criminal bench warrants and civil body attachments.
  • Provides accurate, complete and concise testimony in courts of law in a professional manner and in appearance as a representative of the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Provides court ordered protection of persons for various public and private assignments.
  • Safely operate a county radio equipped vehicle.
  • Writes clear and factual written reports.
  • Performs traffic control enforcement. Issues warnings and citations for moving violations.
  • Serves, in some instances, as 1) a back-up responder to assist Anne Arundel County Police units, 2) a first responder to an on-view situation, circumstance or condition requiring law enforcement intervention, or 3) an assistant to other local, state or federal law enforcement agencies as may be necessary in highly stressful and potentially dangerous or hostile situations.
  • Performs other related duties.


  • Graduation from high school.
  • Two (2) or more years of general work experience.
  • A minimum age of 21 at the time of appointment.
  • A valid non-commercial Class C motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Candidates who are currently Certified Maryland Police Officers by the Maryland Police Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC) and have at least one (1) year of law enforcement experience.
  • Candidates who were previously certified as Police Officers by Maryland Police Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC) who can meet re-certification requirements under Maryland Police Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC) guidelines for lateral law enforcement officer and have at least one (1) year of law enforcement experience (Must be separated in good standing from a full service law enforcement agency for two (2) years or less by the closing date of the posting).
  • CERTIFICATION AS A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO MEET THE CRITERIA OF A CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER, as defined in the Annotated Code of Maryland as an individual authorized to exercise law enforcement powers enforcing the General Criminal Laws of Maryland.