Deadline for St. Mary's County Sheriff's agility test approaching

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St. Mary's County, MD -- Thinking about becoming a deputy or a corrections officer in St. Mary's County?

Aside from serving your community, the positions come with some nice benefits and even signing bonuses.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office offers sign-on bonuses for Deputies and Correctional Officers, annual compensation education bonuses and foreign and sign language stipends.

The starting salary for deputies is $47,611 while corrections officers start at $43,763 per year.

Deputies and Correctional Officers receive a $1,500 sign-on bonus paid in three installments: $500 when hired, $500 when completing the Criminal Justice Academy and $500 upon release from probation.

But you'll need to pass a physical agility test to be even be considered and the deadline to sign up for that is fast approaching.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be holding its next round of physical agility and written testing for potential deputies, correctional officers and cadets on the morning of Oct. 5, 2019, at the agency headquarters in Leonardtown. The testing is not open to walk-ins.

Applicants must complete and return a Personal History Statement by Sept. 20, 2019 to qualify for the next round of testing on Oct. 5. 

Click here to start the application process online and learn about all the requirements.

The Personal History Statement (PHS) must be completed, printed and each page initialed at the bottom. At the end of the PHS ensure to have the Authorization for Release of Personal Information Form # 206 notarized.

The Personal History Statement along with the notarized Authorization for Release of Personal Information Form # 206 can be delivered in person to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters at 23150 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown or mailed to:

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office
ATTN: Personnel Office
23150 Leonard Hall Drive
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Applicants must pass the preliminary screening conditions to advance to the agility testing.

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