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Please see the Press Release regarding scam phone calls that have been received by residents of the DC Metro Area.  If you believe that you have received a scam call, contact Deputy Johnson at (240) 777-7041




Applicant Process

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Deputy Sheriff Candidate.  We will be conducting a written examination on Saturday, May 16 and Saturday, June, 13, 2015 in the EOB cafeteria (101 Monroe St. Rockville, MD 20850) 

Interested applicants should click on the following link to Montgomery County’s Recruitment website.


Applicants will be notified of a test date and time via email prior to test date.  Walk-in applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are welcome to sit for the written examinations. However, they must also apply online to the Deputy Sheriff Requisition by the Wednesday after sitting for the examination to proceed further in the application process. Call 240-777-7108 for test times and details.

Description and Requirements of the position are as follows:

Job Title: 
Deputy Sheriff Candidate, Grade G1    

Organization Name:
Office of the Sheriff

Job Description:

A Deputy Sheriff Candidate receives a comprehensive, six (6) month training through a recruit training program. The work of Deputy Sheriff involves performing regulatory and law enforcement duties to protect the lives and property of County citizens. Employees work varying shifts (including split shifts, evenings and midnight) and may be called upon to work irregular days (including weekends and holidays). Deputies must also be available for periodic overnight trips and be able to travel by air, when necessary, to return inmates to and from other States. PLEASE NOTE – IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, CANDIDATES MUST INDICATE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THEIR APPLICATIONS/RESUMES AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION: 1) DATE OF BIRTH; 2) HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION OR GED EQUIVALENT; 3) POSSESSION OF A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE; and 4) U.S. CITIZENSHIP.

All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications confirmed by OHR will be scheduled for a written examination.  Based on the results of the written examination, applications will be rated “Did Not Pass,” “Qualified,” or “Well Qualified.”  The highest rated applicants will be placed on the Eligible List and may be considered for interview.

Candidates are required to successfully complete an oral interview, background investigation, polygraph, physical, psychological and drug and alcohol screen.

Minimum Qualifications  


Completion of high school or High School Certificate of completion recognized in the State of Maryland.


Possession and maintenance at all times of a valid driver’s license.

Be a United States citizen and 21 years of age as of the first day of employment as a sworn Deputy Sheriff.

Preferred Criteria :

All applicants who meet minimum qualifications confirmed by OHR will be scheduled for a written examination. Based on the results of the written examination, applications will be rated “Did Not Pass,” “Qualified,” or “Well Qualified.” The highest rated applicants will be placed on the Eligible List and may be considered for interview.

Additional Employment Information: 

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to special.accommodations@montgomerycountymd.gov. Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.

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Inquiries regarding the application process and testing should be directed to Lt. Uy or DSIII Veiga at 240-777-7108
The Sheriff's Office is first Sheriff's Office in the State of Maryland to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The Sheriff's Office received its initial accreditation in November of 1995 and underwent successful on site re-evaluations in 2000, 2003, and 2006, 2009 and most recently in 2012. In order to receive and maintain accreditation, the Sheriff's Office has to demonstrate voluntarily that they meet over 4 6 0 professionally recognized standards for excellence in management and service delivery.