Civilian Careers

How to Apply

The Howard County Police Department is a nationally accredited agency dedicated to creating a better quality of life for the citizens of Howard County. Our employees demonstrate the highest standards and are guided by the agency’s values: Integrity, Pride and Community.

Full list of current Howard County career opportunities

Animal Control

Animal Handlers care for animals at the County Animal Shelter, maintain related records, and assist with shelter clerical functions. Assignments include cleaning and maintaining all facilities at the Animal Shelter and surrounding area; food preparation and feeding of animals; and providing animal health care. The starting salary for Animal Handlers is $34,652.

Animal Control Officers work to enforce the Howard County Code's animal control provisions. Assignments include capturing domestic and wild animals and transporting them and working at the animal shelter. The starting salary for Animal Control Officers is $38,251.

Openings for these civilian positions are posted on the county's main jobs page here.

Emergency Communications Operators (Dispatchers)

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