Kent County Sheriff's Office (Maryland)

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The Kent County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is the primary law enforcement agency servicing a population of 19,983 people within 279.43 square miles (723.7 km2) of jurisdiction within Kent County located on Maryland's eastern shore.[1]


The KCSO was created in 1648 with Henry Morgan appointed as the first sheriff.[2]


Nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies,[3] the KCSO is full-service organization. The current sheriff of the KCSO is John F. Price IV. The agency is sub-divided into six units:[4]

  • Administrative
  • Victim Services
  • School Resource
  • Patrol Division- within the Patrol Division, there are three units:
    • K-9 Unit
    • Community Policing Unit
    • Bicycle Patrol Unit
  • Services Division
  • Kent Bureau of Investigation

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