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The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services protects the public, its employees, and detainees and offenders under its supervision.

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Celebrating DPSCS Black History

As we celebrate this Black History Month, DPSCS Secretary Carolyn J. Scruggs shares her upbringing and experiences that pushed her to make a difference in her community.

She asserts the importance of never doubting your abilities, which ultimately led her to become the first African American woman to run DPSCS.

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Becoming a Correctional Officer

Becoming a correctional officer with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is an honorable profession.

Fingerprinting Services

The state of Maryland complies with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Privacy Act policies regarding the retaining, use and disclosure of fingerprints submitted for employment, licensing or other purposes.

Find A Facility

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is responsible for the custody of Pretrial Detainees, Incarcerated Individuals , and Supervised Offenders.

Find An Incarcerated Individual

The Incarcerated Individual Locator enables members of the public to learn the housing location of incarcerated individuals committed to the custody of the Commissioner of Correction and currently housed at Division of Correction facilities.

DPSCS At a Glance

The Department of Public Safety is comprised of 22 Units that are dedicated to service the entire state of Maryland. Each department strives to deliver optimal customer care and stay true to the mission which is to serve the public.

Maryland Survivor Benefit Program

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is honored to be the steward of the Maryland Survivor Benefit Program which provides death benefits to surviving families of Maryland first responders lost in the line of duty.

Policies and Procedures

Find published reports, narratives and informational documents prepared by DPSCS divisions and agencies. Looking for existing documents not found on our website? See regulations for Public Information Act Requests through DPSCS.

Sex Offender Registry

The Maryland Sex Offender Registry Website is one of many important tools that families can use to protect themselves, their children, and those they care for from individuals with criminal sexual behaviors.


Volunteers at Public Safety bring a variety of skills to our offenders - they teach yoga, parenting skills, help prepare those on their way home for their job search - but there is one thing they all have in common: a dedication to improving the lives of others.