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Celebrating 150 Years in Garrett County, Maryland: 1872-2022

Sheriff's Office

The Garrett County Sheriff's Office is a full service law enforcement agency; a service provider and a custodian of offenders. In this regard, it exists to serve all the people within Garrett County with integrity, respect, fairness, and compassion. The Sheriff's Office is committed to the prevention of crime; the protection of life and property; the preservation of peace and order; the enforcement of laws and ordinances the safeguarding of constitutional rights and the security of prisoners. The foundation is community service, with goals to enhance the quality of life, investigating problems as well as incidents, seeking solutions and fostering a sense of security in communities and individuals. The men and women of this office nurture public trust by holding themselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics. To fulfill this mission, the Garrett County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to providing a quality work environment and the advancement of its officers through training, experience, education, and leadership.

All positions will receive a $1,000 bonus upon hire and an additional $1,000 bonus upon successful completion of probationary period.
Positions are full time and include the following comprehensive benefit package:
25 year retirement plan with county contribution
Deferred compensation with a county contribution
Shift differential pay
12 hour shifts – rotating days off
13 Paid Holidays
Paid Annual, Personal and Sick Leave
Health Insurance available the first of the month following date of hire
Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Telemedicine
Employee Assistance Program
Life Insurance
Garrett County Sheriff's Department
Animal Control Officer
Hourly Pay Range $13.00 - $14.00
Correctional Officer
Starting pay $19.69/hour. Additional salary increase for lateral transfers for Maryland Certified Correctional Officer
Job Description
Minimum Requirements for Correctional Officer Position
Starting pay $22.48/hour
Public Safety Communications Officer
Starting pay $18.43/hour

An employment application can be found here.  
Qualified interested persons should submit a Garrett County Government Employment Application along with a resume to Garrett County Human Resources by one of the following methods: 
mail - 203 South Fourth Street - Room 206, Oakland, Maryland 21550;
email -;
fax - 301.334.5026
Drop box at the public entrance of the Courthouse on Alder Street
Applications are available by clicking here EOE
For further information on the Garrett County Government benefits package, call the Garrett County Department of Human Resources at 301.334.8975 or email


Sheriff Rob Corley

Sheriff Rob Corley is a native of Fairmont WV and a 1985 graduate of Fairmont Senior High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Fairmont State College and was hired as a Patrol Deputy with the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office in 1995. Through his tenure he was promoted to Corporal, Sergeant, and Lieutenant prior to being elected Sheriff in 2010. During his career Sheriff Corley has served as a D.A.R.E  /  WINNERS  drug education instructor, accident reconstructionist, polygraph examiner and hostage negotiator.  He currently chairs drug and alcohol committees at the Garrett County Health Department, including the Garrett County Drug and Alcohol Advisory Council.
Sheriff Corley is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Executive Development School. In 1999 he received a Governors Certificate of Valor.  In 2003 he was elected Police Officer of the Year through the Maryland ELKS organization. In 2004 He received the Governors Certificate of Merit in Crime Prevention through his efforts in developing and presenting community awareness programs. In 2005 he received the Maryland Governors Volunteer Service Award for those same efforts. In 2007 he received a commendation medal from the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution in recognition of outstanding achievement and dedication to the maintenance of law and order. In September of 2009 he received the prestigious Maryland Sheriff’s Association Law Enforcement Officers Valor Award.  
" I believe that the Uniformed Patrol Deputy is the greatest deterrent to crime in our communities. Whether they are patrolling your neighborhood, giving field sobriety to a suspected drunk driver or simply attending a high school sporting event, their presence does not go unnoticed." -Sheriff Rob Corley
 “With the tough economic times that our country is facing, the Sheriff's Office cannot afford to be laxed or basic in any measure. We must be willing to lunge forward, not step backwards. We have to stand committed to ourselves, our children, and our neighbors.”  -Sheriff Rob Corley
“As Sheriff of Garrett County I will do everything I can to equip my Deputies with what they need to keep your schools and neighborhoods safe and I will eagerly share those resources with allied agencies. After all, the Sheriff's Office belongs to the citizens of Garrett County, not the Sheriff and I am honored to have the opportunity to work for each of you.” -Sheriff Rob Corley