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MSP Cadet

Recruitment #16-005218-0001

Introduction

PLEASE NOTE, THE ONLINE APPLICATION DOES NOT FULLY SUPPORT MOBILE DEVICE USE.

The Maryland State Police Cadet application process will require you to access your online employment center account throughout your process. You will need to remember the username and password you create when you start your application.

Any questions or concerns regarding the Maryland State Police Cadet application and application process should be directed to Maryland State Police Recruitment and Selection Unit personnel at msp.recruiting@maryland.gov. All email correspondence to MSP staff should utilize an appropriate subject line indicating the purpose of the email.

***The Maryland State Police Recruitment and Selection Unit would appreciate information regarding the success of their Recruitment initiatives. Please complete and submit the Cadet Applicant Interest Survey.

LOCATION OF POSITION

This is a statewide position. While Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division will take county residency into account, assignment will depend on need.

Selected applicants must be willing to work in any county in Maryland.

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to expose young men and women to the various duties and responsibilities of Maryland State Troopers and to better prepare them to become Troopers when they reach the age of 21. 

Cadets are assigned to perform duties that do not require police authority. They are generally assigned to the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. Cadets will be assigned to work under the supervision of a Trooper at a truck inspection station or on patrol.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • United States Citizen (for more information regarding qualifications of US citizenship, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship)
  • Age  - Cadet applicants may complete the application process at the age of 17, but cannot be appointed or begin working until he reaches the age of 18. Cadet Applicants must be appointed before reaching 20 years of age. 
  • Residency - Applicants do not need to be a Maryland resident to process. However, they must become a Maryland resident on the date of appointment as cadet.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. (Cadet Applicants may begin the application process in the final year of high school).
  • Must possess a valid Driver's License in any state and a satisfactory driving record, current driving record cannot exceed 3 points, in the event you exceed this requirement please wait to apply until you are at or below 3 points.
  • Must be in excellent physical condition.
  • Binocular visual acuity must be 20/20 with or without correction.
  • Have a good reputation and sound moral character.
  • Not have any current court orders relating to domestic violence.
  • Be truthful in every stage of the application process.

An individual is ineligible for initial certification as a trooper or cadet if the individual has: Illegally used a controlled dangerous substance, narcotic drug, or marijuana for any purpose within the 3 years before application for certification.  

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

For information regarding Maryland State Police's Body Modification and Tattoo Policy, please visit http://mdsp.maryland.gov/Careers/Pages/BodyModificationandTattooPolicy.aspx

SELECTION PROCESS

The hiring process for Cadet applicants is structured, rigorous and detailed. It is designed to help select those applicants who are most qualified.

Below you will find an overview of the process. You must successfully complete each step to move on in the process. 

  1. COMPLETION OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION TO THE INDICATED STOP POINT
  2. ATTENDANCE OF AN APPLICANT ORIENTATION
  3. FUNCTIONAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT TEST
  4. WRITTEN EXAM
  5. SUBMISSION OF THE ENTIRE ONLINE APPLICATION
  6. ORAL INTERVIEW
  7. POLYGRAPH
  8. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
  9. MEDICAL TESTING
  10. POLICE SELECTION COMMITTEE

BENEFITS

STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

The Maryland State Police offers a comprehensive compensation package for its Cadets. For more information on Maryland State Police Cadet Salary and benefits please visit: http://mdsp.maryland.gov/Careers/Pages/SalaryBenefits.aspx

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Maryland State Police at 410-653-4348.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.  

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.



Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.