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Each applicant must have reached his/her 21st birthday by time of appointment to police officer (in all cases applicant must have reached his/her 21st birthday prior to completion of the academy).


All applicants must show proof of graduation from an accredited high school, or a G.E.D., as approved/recognized by the Maryland or Delaware Department of Education.

College level courses in law enforcement, i.e., Criminal justice, Psychology, sociology, business, Municipal Administration, Political Science, Public Administration, City Planning, & Counseling are preferred, but not mandatory


Residency for all Delmar Police Officers is restricted to either Wicomico County, MD or Sussex County, DE with a forty-five minute response time to the Delmar Police Department.

Physical Requirements:

All applicants offered conditional employment must be able to pass a medical examination including a vision test. The medical examination will be conducted by a Department approved physician.

The weight of each police officer applicant must be in proportion to height and build, as determined by the departmental approved physician. Each police officer applicant must complete a physical fitness evaluation.

Additional requirements:

Each applicant must be a United States citizen.

Each police officer applicant must possess a valid driver's license and must be able to obtain a Maryland or Delaware driver's license within 30 days of the date of appointment. Each police officer applicant must have at least three years driving experience at the time of appointment.

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