Patrol Deputy

Cumberland, MD
Allegany County Sheriff's Office


This sworn professional position provides a full range of law enforcement services to Allegany County through community oriented and team management approaches. General supervision is provided through the chain of command; however, Deputies must frequently exercise independent judgment and administrative discretion.


Deputy Sheriff – High school diploma or general education degree (GED), and one (1) year of experience as a certified law enforcement officer in the State of Maryland, or an amount of education and experience required for certification by the Maryland Police Training Commission (A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)


Ability to learn and apply police/law enforcement principles, practices, methods, techniques, and equipment in daily work situations. Ability and willingness to perform work under adverse and at times dangerous conditions, in unpleasant environments, during daytime and nighttime hours, and for extended periods of time. Ability to operate motor vehicles and, after training, police issued equipment. Ability to read, interpret, and follow rules, regulations, written and/or oral instructions or orders. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with superiors, other employees and the public. Ability to meet the selection standards promulgated by the County and the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission.


This is a full-time non-exempt bargaining unit position for Allegany County. Starting salary $49,027.81 with a complete benefits package including life and health insurance, paid leave, and pension. The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office currently offers lateral transfer wage credit upon completion of probationary period, for eligible service with other law enforcement agencies.