Apply to be an NRP Cadet

​​Akin to an internship, this program provides an opportunity for eager men and women between the ages of 18-21 to learn first-hand the job of a Natural Resources Police officer. Cadets receive training in both the field and the classroom from officers themselves. Classes include boater and hunter safety courses, self defense, specialized units, and much more.

Photos showing NRP Cadets on a dock and in a patrol vessel


Cadets are chosen competitively from applications submitted through the department’s website. Graduates of the cadet program can later attend an upcoming class of the Natural Resources Police Academy, provided they meet the age requirement of 20 years, 6 months, and pass further background checks and fitness qualifications.

Cadet Minimum Requirements

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

Contact: Sergeant Mance McCall, III at 443-534-2288 (cell) or mance.mccalliii@maryland.gov

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