Queen Anne’s County Sheriff Gary Hofmann announced the creation of the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff Cadet Program.

| January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today, (January 16, 2018)

Queen Anne’s County Sheriff Gary Hofmann announced the creation of the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff Cadet Program. The main objective of this new program within the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff is to expose those recently graduated from or close to graduating from high school the opportunity to work in law enforcement before they enter the police academy at age 20 or 21.


“This Cadet program is something I am very excited about for the young adults of Queen Anne’s County who aspire to have a career in law enforcement as a police officer. I strongly believe this will give those young adults a real and meaningful experience to be prepared for the police academy when that time comes for them. Not only that, they will offer invaluable assistance to my agency and the Deputies that serve our community” said Sheriff Gary Hofmann.


The Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff Cadet Program is a law enforcement apprenticeship program that will offer training and varied work assignments for persons between the ages of 18 and 21. The Cadet Program provides qualified men and women the chance to experience the challenges and personal rewards of a police career. Office of the Sheriff Cadets will earn an annual salary of $27,040 and be considered full time employees.


“The new Cadet Program exemplifies the strong partnership between the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office and Queen Anne’s County Public Schools. This program will afford our students and graduates the opportunity to establish a career in law enforcement, continue their post-secondary learning, and help to fulfill a workforce need right here in Queen Anne’s County.” said Dr. Andrea Kane, Superintendent of Queen Anne’s County Public Schools. “My thanks go out to Sheriff Hofmann for his leadership in creating a win-win opportunity for the students and community of Queen Anne’s County!”


Members of the Cadet Program will be tasked with a variety of duties to provide exposure to the many aspects of law enforcement including processing arrested individuals, fingerprinting, data entry, locating and verifying court paperwork such as warrants and summonses, responding to public inquiries, assisting the Duty Officer and Command Staff as needed, along with other duties as assigned. Cadets must successfully complete all the Deputy Sheriff entry level testing procedures during their employment, and will be required to further their education by taking and passing college level courses for credit.


“We are pleased to support the new cadet program in the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office.” said Stuart M. Bounds, Interim President of Chesapeake College. “Chesapeake’s Criminal Justice Program provides the ideal preparation for the QAC cadets to begin their careers in law enforcement here on the Eastern Shore. We look forward to working with Sheriff Hofmann to aid development of new law enforcement professionals in Queen Anne’s County.”


Anyone wishing to apply for a Cadet Corps position should visit www.qac.org and click on employment to apply. Applicants can be 17 at time of application, but must be 18 at time of hire.


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