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Special Detective Investigator

Recruitment #24-003710-0001


 "Together, we are building a stronger Maryland."
                                -  Governor Wes Moore

Do you want to join a dynamic, innovative team? Join one of the State of Maryland’s largest agencies, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS)! When you work at DPSCS, it’s an opportunity to support and impact our large workforce, help ensure the public safety of Maryland’s residents and change the lives of returning citizens.

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As a member of the DPSCS team, you can have a fulfilling career, while also enjoying a wide range of benefits such as medical and dental coverage, paid time off (i.e. vacation, sick leave), becoming vested in the State pension, supplemental retirement options, and even joining the Maryland State Employees Credit Union.


SLE  0007


Baltimore City

120 E. Baltimore Street

Baltimore MD 21202


The main purpose of this position is to assist with investigations pertaining to homicides and non-fatal shooting investigations. These duties are carried out with total police/law enforcement powers as bestowed by Maryland State law for individuals completing training as a police officer in the State of Maryland, as provided for by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission. Addition duties include:

  •  Provides case enhancement (reference Homicide) if the primary BPD homicide investigator is unavailable.   
  •  Interviews complainants, victims, witnesses and individuals under investigation using standard electronic recording equipment and/or notepad to gather information for investigations using approved, acceptable standard interview and interrogation methods in accordance with established procedures.   
  •  Identifies and collects physical evidence and reports information related to assigned investigations using standard evidence collection tools. Completes required paperwork in order to store evidence in accordance with Internal Investigative Unit Property and Evidence Collection Policy and Procedures.    
  •  Serves subpoenas, summonses, and other official papers; obtains and executes search and seizure and arrest warrants; and files charging documents consistent with established procedures.


Education:   High school diploma or G.E.D. certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Police Training Commission regulation.

Experience: Two years of investigative work as an Internal Investigation Detective, Provisional or two years of comparable law enforcement investigative experience in a municipal, county, state or federal police agency.


1. The above educational requirement is set by the Police Training Commission in accordance with Public Safety Article, Section 3-207, Annotated Code of Maryland.

2. Candidates may substitute education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 60 credit hours, including at least 15 credit hours of criminal justice courses for up to one year of the required experience.


1.    One year of experience as a homicide detective.

2.   Warrant process experience, to include; the application for a warrant request and the execution of the warrant (initiation of warrant request, apprehension, transportation of wanted felons).


Recruitment limited to current permanent employees of the DPSCS -Intelligence & Investigative Division.


1. Candidates for this classification must possess and maintain a current Maryland certification as a Police Officer.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Employees must meet the selection standards required and successfully complete the training prescribed by the Police Training Commission for Police Officers in accordance with Public Safety Article, Section 3-207 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. Selection standards for police officer training are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 04, Chapter 01 and include the following: 

U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status
Must be at least 21 years of age
A complete background investigation
Oral interview
Physical examination
Polygraph and psychological evaluations.

2. Candidates for this classification will be given a medical examination to determine their ability to perform job-related functions.

3. Employees in this classification will be required to bear firearms, and to demonstrate practical knowledge and proficiency in the safe use and care of firearms on a periodic basis.

4. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in on a 24-hours a day basis and will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

5. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 06.01.09, 12.04.01 and Police Training Commission General Regulation . 01-1, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost.


· Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date). 

· Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year. 

· Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.  

· Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child. 

· Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.   

· Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.

· Student Loan Forgiveness - Employees with the State of Maryland are eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.     

· Free Mass Transit Benefit​- Permanent State employees are entitled to use the Baltimore Light Rail, the Baltimore Metro Subway, the Baltimore Bus Service.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload, please email the requested information to referencing the recruitment number in the subject line. Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment.

For other HR related questions, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment Division at 410-585-3999.
Oluwakemi Oyesile

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at <> or 410-767-4850.

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People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

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