Cecil County Sheriff's Office

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The Cecil County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) is the primary law enforcement agency servicing a population of more than 100,000 people within Cecil County, Maryland's 348.13 square miles (901.7 km2).[1]


The CCSO was established in 1674 and is responsible for the protection of life and property, enforcing orders of the court, and maintaining the detention facility for Cecil County.


The current sheriff is Scott Adams. Sheriff Adams is the first Sheriff in the history of the agency to start his law enforcement career as a member of the Cecil County Sheriff's Office. The Chief Deputy is Gerald Widdoes, Esq. The agency is divided into three sections:[2]

  • Law Enforcement- includes patrol, criminal investigations division (CID), K-9, School Resource Officers, Community Resources (Community Policing) Street Level Crime and Civil. This division is under the command of Major George Stanko
  • Corrections- consists of housing, controlling, and transportation of inmates. This division is under the command of Major Randy Rudy
  • Community Corrections consists of the management and partial housing of adult criminal subjects that continue to work in their respective careers while serving their term of incarceration. Prisoners not otherwise employed are placed on work details. This division is under the command of Major Barry A. Janney

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