Carroll County Sheriff's Office (Maryland)

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Carroll County Sheriff's Office
Abbreviation CCSO
Agency overview
Formed 1837
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* County of Carroll in the state of Maryland, USA
Map of Maryland highlighting Carroll County.svg
Map of Carroll County Sheriff's Office's jurisdiction.
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters 100 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157
Agency executive Jim DeWees, Sheriff
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) was created in 1837 and is the primary law enforcement agency for Carroll County, MD. It services a population of 170,260 people within 449.13 square miles.[1]


The current Sheriff of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office is Jim DeWees. Sheriff DeWees was elected as Sheriff in November 2014 and is the 58th Sheriff to serve as the Sheriff for the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. The Carroll County Sheriff's Office took over county wide jurisdiction in June 2011. Before June 2011 the Maryland State Police assisted the Carroll County Sheriff's Office with some of the primary duties that would be normally handled by the Sheriff's Office. The Carroll County Sheriff's Office divides the county into two districts: Northern and Southern. Each patrol district is sub-divided into two patrol sectors. There are three bureaus: [2]

Operations Division-

  • Patrol Section- Consists of Road Patrol, K-9, Traffic Enforcement, and School Resource Officers.

Support Operations Division-

  • Major Crimes Section- provides investigative services for major felonies (e.g., homicide, rape, etc.) through Criminal Investigation. It also manages the Drug Task Force, the Repeat Offender Unit, and the Warrant/Fugitive Team.[3]

Warrant/Fugitive Taskforce - Part of the US Marshall Task Force, also includes Child Support Enforcement

  • Child Advocacy and Investigations Center (CCAIC)- Provides victim services, investigates child and adult sex offenses, child pornography cases, and child abuse allegations.[4]
  • Court Security Section- Provides security for the District and Circuit courts, as well as prisoner transportation.
  • Civil Section- Consists of civilian constables that serve criminal and civil writs.
  • Administrative Division- Provides financial services, human resources/recruiting, public information (PIO), and applicant investigations.
  • Support Division- Provides service to the Police Academy, vehicle maintenance (Fleet Services), supply, and training[5]

Specialized Units[edit]

  • Canine Unit (K9)
  • Special Enforcement Team
  • Community Deputy Program
  • Bike Patrol Program
  • Crisis Response Team
  • Crisis Negotiations Team

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