Current Starting Salary: $32,872
The most significant advantage to becoming a cadet is that your time as a cadet will count toward your sworn retirement.
The Maryland State Police offers a comprehensive compensation package for its Cadets.
All Uniforms & Equipment provided by the Department.
Vacation: 10 - 25 days per year, based on years of service (may accrue up to 600 hours)
Sick Leave: 15 days per year (may accrue unlimited sick leave).
Personal Leave: 6 days per year
Holidays: 11 days per year
Military Leave: 15 days per year (maximum) for members of the Armed Forces Reserves or National Guard
Health Insurance: The State Police subsidizes 80% of the cost of health insurance (PPO, POS or HMO).
Family & Medical Leave: Twelve weeks per year available for all Cadets to care for a child or family member.
Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP): The Maryland State Police participates in the The Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP), which provides another path to retirement for eligible members of the State Police Retirement System. Under this voluntary program, you can “retire” (and begin accumulating your retirement benefits in a DROP account) while you continue to work (and receive a paycheck) with the Maryland State Police.
Additional information on the DROP can be locate at: https://sra.maryland.gov/sites/main/files/file-attachments/benefithandbook-msp.pdf?1604515347
Blood Assurance Program: Several blood drives are conducted each year to benefit MSP employees and their families.
Death Benefits: Death benefits consisting of your retirement
The information presented above is meant as an overview of the benefits offered by the Maryland State Police. For specific details on any of the above information, please contact the Recruitment Unit.