Charles County Sheriff's Office

A Special Challenge Benefits Special Olympics

A Torch Run, A Challenge, and Special Olympics Maryland

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that additional contributions will be made to Special Olympics Maryland. In the spirit of giving back and making a difference in people’s lives, Mr. Phil Hinkle, Chief of Staff of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, announced a challenge to everyone participating in the June 9 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics: Phil would donate $1 to Special Olympics for each and every person who made it to the finish line before he did. He challenged the Charles County Correctional Officers Association and the Charles County Fraternal Order of Police to match his donation, even after being told there were hundreds of runners, including nearly 100 Marines from the Indian Head base. With a time of 8:05 per mile, for a total of 3.53 miles, 39 people were steps ahead and made it to the finish line before Phil. Most importantly, after increasing his personal donation, and with contributions from the CCCOA, the FOP, and Deputy Director Brandon Foster of the Charles County Detention Center, more than $300 extra is going to Special Olympics Maryland.

Group photo for Phil's Challenge

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 and has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit      

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