The Sheriff is a constitutional officer that is elected by the citizens of Frederick County and is elected for a term of four years. The Sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer where he is responsible for the overall operation of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. Learn more
The Chief Deputy is second in command of the Sheriff’s Office. The Chief Deputy assumes the duties of the Sheriff whenever the Sheriff is unavailable. The Chief Deputy assists the Sheriff with the overall operation of the Sheriff’s Office. Learn more!
The Patrol Division is the most noticeable Division of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. The Patrol Division is responsible for responding to calls for service received though the Frederick County Emergency Communications Center. Learn more!
The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is responsible for investigating all major crimes that occur in Frederick County. Investigators in the Division may specialize in certain fields of investigation, i.e., property crimes, crimes against persons, etc. Investigators from this division also participate in regional task forces. Learn more!
The Civil Services Division is responsible for the service of all civil documents received by the Sheriff’s Office. Learn more!
The Administrative Services Division is responsible for the department vehicles, uniforms and training. The Administrative Services Division also maintains the Sheriff’s Office’s accreditation.. Learn more!
The Special Operations Division is comprised of a number of highly proactive deputies which support both the Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigation Division. Learn more!
School Resource Officers
The School Resource Officer and Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) programs allow deputies from the Frederick County Sheriff's Office to work in Frederick County Public Schools. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office has had a partnership with the Frederick County Public Schools to provide the D.A.R.E. program since 1986 and the school resource officer program since 1998. Learn more!