Harford County Sheriff's Office

With courage, honor, and integrity, we protect the rights of all citizens


Hiring Process

All applicants must meet the Harford County Sheriff's Office standards for hiring eligibility. Hiring requirements include successfully passing all of the following steps:

  • Physical Agility Test (Law Enforcement & Corrections Only)
    • 18 Push-Ups within 1 Minute
    • 27 Sit-Ups within 1 Minute
    • 1.5 Mile Run within 15mins 20secs
    • Handgun Trigger Pull (10x Each Hand)
  • Written Test (Law Enforcement & Corrections Only)
    • Average score of 70% or higher
  • Background Interview
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical Examination
    • To include physical ability test & drug testing
  • Final selection by the Sheriff & official offer of employment

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