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ABOUT PGDOC

PROTECT

The safety of the citizens of Prince George’s County by securing in a humane environment, offenders legally entrusted to its custody and care, and to provide viable alternatives to incarceration.

PROVIDE

Opportunities whereby offienders are equipped with the skills to assist them in functioning as a productive member of society.

PROMOTE

Staff development and training that ensures the maintenance of a safe, pleasant, clean and professional work environment.

Career path

Do you want a career that offers professional and personal growth?
Prince Geroge’s County Department of Corrections is seeking qualified, motivated, and hardworking individuals.

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?

Path of officer

Private

Private First Class

Test After 2 Years

Corporal

Sergeant

Test after 2 Years

officer

Special Units

Test After 3 Years

Sergeant

Test after 2 Years

TOP POSITIONS SELECTED INTERNALLY

Lieutenant

Captain

Major

SENIOR LEADERSHIP

Major

Lieutenant Colonel

Colonel

Deputy Director

Director

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The COPAT will be performed under the guidance of a Prince George’s County Correctional Officer and consists of the below elements. You need only certify that the applicant may safely participate in the below-listed exercises: 

  • Walk – 384 feet
  • Walk – 406 feet
  • Aerobic Stair Steps – 36 times
  • *Bed search – locate items
  • Walk – 384 feet
  • **Dummy drag – 12.5 feet
  • Jog – 480 feet
  • Walk – 464 feet

Hiring Process

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Physically Fit
  • At least 18 Years Old
  • Must Pass Background Investigation
  • Possess a Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • U.S. Citizen or 5 Year Resident Alien

Submit an online application

Pass the Written Exam

Pass the Correctional Officer
Physical Ability Test (COPAT)

Pass the Correctional Officer
Physical Ability Test (COPAT)

Pass the Written Exam

Complete preliminary documents and records

If sufficient vacancies exist, applicants at this stage may be contacted to continue into the Background Investigation process, which includes:

  • Download, complete, and submit the Personal History Statement (PHS)
  • Participate in Background Investigation & PHS Orientation
  • Initial Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Oral Board
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological Screening
  • Medical Examination & Drug Screening Test
  • Hiring Consideration
  • Final Offer of Employment
  • Graduation from the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections Entry Level Training Academy

Salary/Bonuses/Benefits

Group 61

BENEFITS

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Optical
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Annual Leave
  • Personal Leave
  • Opportunities for Advancement

COMPENSATION

  • Shift Differential
  • Cost Of Living Increases
  • Merit Increases
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Bilingual Tech Pay
  • Specialized Units Tech Pay
  • 10% Pay Increases After 18 Months Of Employment.
  • Continuous Paid Training
  • Deferred Compensation Plan 457B

RETIREMENT

  • 72.5% of annual salary after 25 years of service
  • 85% of annual salary after 30 years of service

Salary/Bonuses/Benefits

Group 61

BENEFITS

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Optical
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Annual Leave
  • Personal Leave

COMPENSATION

  • Shift Differential
  • Cost Of Living Increases
  • Merit Increases
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Bilingual Tech Pay
  • Specialized Units Tech Pay
  • 10% Pay Increases After 18 Months Of Employment.
  • Continuous Paid Training

RETIREMENT

  • 72.5% of annual salary after 25 years of service
  • 85% of annual salary after 30 years of service

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