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TRAINING ACADEMY

Correctional Officer Recruitment

We want to wish you the best in your application process and provide you with some information to better assist you through the hiring process of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Service. A condition of your employment is that you must be certified by the MD Police and Correctional Training Commissions (MPCTC). The Correctional Entry Level Training Program is a paid seven-week program at the Academy. 

 The Academy will include, but is not limited to the following areas:

  • Classroom Instruction on topics including:
    • Professionalism and Ethics
    • Inmate Manipulation
    • Report writing
    • Testifying in court
    • Sexual harassment awareness
    • Bullying
    • Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
    • Effective communication skills
    • Crisis intervention
    • Mental Health and Psychological services
  • Introduction to Disturbance Control
  • Use of Chemical Agents
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Inspections
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Physical Training
  • Firearms Training

Successful completion of the Academy will require studying, working as a team, maintaining your physical wellness and having a strong desire to succeed.  You will need to be prepared both mentally and physically for the challenge. Instructors and Academy staff will work with you to help you succeed and study time after class is available. You are entering the academy to become a Corrections Professional.  Success or failure is determined by you, and we provide the tools for you to succeed.

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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