- Strayer University - Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
Maryland has a considerable population of incarcerated offenders relative to its geographic area. With almost 9,932 male and female correctional officers, the number is set to grow by 5% to 10,428 by 2022. Steady job creation accounts for only part of the state's recruitment rationale - as senior officers switch careers, advance, or retire, there will be even more job openings to be had. Currently the state operates over 30 correctional facilities for adult offenders - juvenile detention facilities are listed and recruited for separately. Correctional facilities like Baltimore City Correctional Center and Brockbridge Correctional Facility house offenders who have varying security needs, whereas Baltimore Pre-Release Unit and Jessup Pre-Release Unit are minimum security facilities whose focus is on helping inmates make the final transition back into their community while avoiding recidivism. Currently, the state of Maryland houses 20,988 offenders, and with offender number and need poised to grow over the next few years, recruitment attempts are underway throughout the state. Those applicants who value integrity and assertiveness and can support a rehabilitative philosophy are welcome to apply through the state's Department of Corrections website. For more information regarding correctional officer jobs in Maryland, read on.