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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Correctional Officer Recruitment

Becoming a correctional officer with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is an honorable profession.  Thank you for your consideration!

If you answer yes to all of the following questions, you meet the minimum qualifications to become a correctional officer.
  • Are you at least 21 years of age or received an honorable discharge from any branch of the U.S. military? (You need to be 21 at the time of hire. It is OK to apply if you will turn 21 in the next 9 months)
  • Do you possess a high school diploma or a GED recognized by the State Board of Education?
  • Are you a U.S. citizen or resident alien?

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is proud of the men and women who have dedicated themselves to keep our communities safe.  It’s a career and duty they do not take lightly. 

We look forward to assisting you in your journey to become part of our team.



Contact Info

Human Resources Services Division
410-339-4200
1-877-206-9941
300 East Joppa Road
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21286
DPSCS.Career@maryland.gov

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