Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry and members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are hosting the annual Crime Watch/Crime Prevention kick-off event on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 6330 Crain Highway, La Plata. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about crime prevention and discuss strategies to keeping communities safe. Det. C. Caldwell of the CCSO Narcotics Unit will give a short presentation on prescription drug abuse. For more information about the event, contact Lt. J. Caywood, Commander of Community Services at (301) 609-6487.

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 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