Deputy Sheriff – Law Enforcement

Leonardtown, MD
St Mary's County Government

Salary: $63,044.80 Annually.

Position Summary:

Provide law enforcement services for St. Mary’s County in accordance with all applicable statutes and laws; perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  1. Patrol assigned area and take appropriate action to preserve the peace;
  2. Respond to emergency calls;
  3. Enforce traffic regulations;
  4. Investigate suspicious conditions and complaints;
  5. Conduct interviews to obtain information from complainants and suspects;
  6. Investigate crime scenes to include securing the scene, interviewing witnesses and collection of evidence;
  7. Arrest persons suspected of crimes according to prescribed procedures;
  8. Complete written factual reports;
  9. Must be able to testify in court proceedings;
  10. Execute search and arrest warrants;
  11. Maintain assigned equipment;
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be 21 years of age, possess a valid Maryland driver’s license and be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must pass written entrance exam, physical agility test, polygraph, physical and psychological examination, drug screen and successfully pass extensive background investigation with favorable results.
  • Weight must be in proportion to height, body frame and age.
  • Vision must be correctable to 20/20.
  • Must complete a 26-week Maryland Police Training Commission approved academy; or be eligible for recertification and/or eligible for comparative compliance training as a certified Police Officer by the Maryland Police Training Commission.
  • Must be able to work shift work including weekends and holidays.
  • This position is designated essential personnel during inclement weather.
  • Must maintain current certification of CPR/AED/FA.