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Thank you for your interest in becoming a Maryland Natural Resources Police Officer.

Contact: Cpl. Ray Griggs at 443-221-8251 or

Minimum Requirements

Academy beach running exerciseThe Maryland Natural Resources Police is recognized nationally as a leader in the field of conservation and boating law enforcement. 

To begin the application process, you MUST:

  • be a United States citizen;
  • be at least 20 1/2 years old;
  • have a high school diploma or GED;
  • have a valid driver’s license from any state and a good record;
  • have 20/20 eyesight and possess binocular far and near visual acuity, with or without correction;
  • be in excellent physical condition;
  • have a good reputation and be of sound moral character;
  • not illegally used any controlled dangerous substance, narcotic drug or marijuana for any purpose within three years of application, per the Maryland Police Training Commission requirements; and
  • not be under a court order related to domestic violence.

If you think you are ready to be an officer in one of the nation’s best conservation law enforcement agencies, it’s time to take that first step. We believe you will be rewarded with a challenging career.

If you meet these basic qualifications, we encourage you to apply

If you have any questions about these qualifications, contact the recruitment office: 443-221-8251