*Please note: Upon successful completion of the Trooper Academy the salary is increased to $46,000. If accepted into the Aviation Command for a Trooper Medic position the salary is increased to $52,420.
The Maryland State Police Aviation Command has been in operation for over thirty years and is known as one of the finest aeromedical units in the world. We continually strive to improve the quality of care that we provide to our patients. The single most important aspect of our operation is the individual employee. From our Command Staff who oversee the entire Command to the Pilots, Mechanics and Medics, we each have an integral role in the success of every mission. Each helicopter has a four-person crew that consists of two pilots and two paramedics.
As a paramedic in this Command, you will be solely responsible for the care of every patient you transport. You will not have a partner. As a result you must have strong pre-hospital Advanced Life Support skills as well as the self-confidence to use those skills. As a Trooper / Medic you will perform skills such as Rapid Sequence Intubation, surgical cricothyrotomy and needle chest decompression. Your skills must be sharp in order to handle this job. The basic qualifications necessary to be considered for the Aviation Command as a Trooper / Medic (in addition to the basic Trooper qualifications) are: National Registry EMT-Paramedic certification Maryland Paramedic certification (or eligibility for reciprocity) Three years of ALS field EMS experience, or equivalent (desired)
The single most difficult part of becoming a Trooper / Medic is becoming a Maryland State Trooper. As you have seen on this website, you will be required to undergo the same training as every other Trooper. This includes the residential State Police Academy. Once you graduate from the Academy and complete Field Training, you will be assigned to a Barrack. You may then submit a request to transfer into the Aviation Command. The Command maintains an eligibility list that is based on your experience and qualifications, as well as the results of a skills assessment and interview.
The basic qualifications necessary to be considered for the Command as a Trooper/Flight Paramedic (in addition to the basic Trooper qualifications) are:
Once you are accepted into the Command, you will undergo a rigorous fourteen week training program. This training includes:
Didactic Phase (7 weeks)
All interested Trooper Medic applicants must, to start the application process, apply for Maryland State Trooper position.
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To apply, please click here.
Phone Number: 410-653-8365
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to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.
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