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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency responsible for preventing and investigating crime, operating the county detention center and performing the court-related functions of a traditional sheriff’s office.

With more than 600 sworn, corrections and civilian employees and an annual budget of $70 million, the CCSO is the largest full-service sheriff’s office in Maryland and one of the largest employers in Charles County. The CCSO has been accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement since 2001 and earned the Commission’s Flagship Status in 2011, designating it as one of the best among accredited agencies.

Mission Statement
The men and women of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are dedicated to service through superior performance. WE believe mutual respect, trust and pride in our organization, combined with traditional values and innovative techniques, will ensure the community’s right to a safe environment.

Value Statements
The men and women of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are bound by a higher standard of conduct as exemplified in the following values:

Life: We believe the protection of life is our highest priority.
Respect: We believe in individual human dignity and the preservation of human rights under the rule and spirit of law, always treating others as we would like to be treated.

Integrity: We believe in maintaining the public trust by holding ourselves accountable to the highest moral and ethical standards.

Fairness: We believe in maintaining the delivery of service that provides fair and equal treatment to all citizens without regard to age, gender, race, creed, color, religion, or national origin.

Trust: We believe in order to provide effective service we must develop and maintain the confidence of the community.

Partnerships: We believe in working in partnership with the community and each other to identify and resolve problems and issues which affect the safety of our citizens.

Loyalty: We believe in an allegiance to the community, to the organization and to each other.

Professionalism: We believe in delivering a level of service which will reflect the pride we have in our community and organization.