Career Opportunities

NRP graduating class 

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

Contact: Cpl. Ray Griggs at 443-221-8251 or

Minimum Requirements

The Maryland Natural Resources Police is recognized nationally as a leader in the field of conservation and boating law enforcement. 

To begin the application process, you MUST:

  • be a United States citizen;
  • be at least 20-plus years old (must be 21 upon graduation from police academy);
  • have a high school diploma or GED;
  • have a valid driver’s license from any state and a good record;
  • have 20/25 eyesight and possess binocular far and near visual acuity, with or without correction;
  • be in excellent physical condition;
  • have a good reputation and be of sound moral character;
  • not illegally used any controlled dangerous substance, narcotic drug or marijuana for any purpose within three years of application, per the Maryland Police Training Commission requirements; and
  • not be under a court order related to domestic violence.