7 Tips for Preventing Auto Thefts

Auto thefts can occur anywhere, even Charles County. In 2020, a total of 187 vehicles were stolen in Charles County, and 149 were recovered. There were an additional 60 vehicles recovered which were stolen from outside Charles County. We often promote our “9PM Routine” on social media, encouraging citizens to lock their vehicles to prevent thefts FROM autos. But what [...]

2022-01-12T12:00:53-05:00January 12, 2022|The Sheriff's APB|

Summer Safety Tips

Summertime in Maryland is something special, especially in Charles County. Our proximity to several rivers and the ocean make boating, fishing, and other water sports a popular activity, and there are endless options for things to do in our local area as well as in nearby Washington D.C. and Baltimore.  In between all of the boating, blue crabs, and baseball [...]

2021-06-25T10:43:38-04:00June 25, 2021|The Sheriff's APB|

The Signs of Human Trafficking, and How You Can Help

Human trafficking is often discussed by the media and on social media platforms. There have been movies made about it. But what is human trafficking, and who does it affect?  By definition, human trafficking involves using force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Millions of men, women, and children are trafficked every year [...]

2021-02-03T09:29:51-05:00February 3, 2021|The Sheriff's APB|

Holiday Safety Tips from CCSO

The holiday season is a special time of year when we enjoy shopping, travelling, holiday parties, and spending time with our families and friends. However, with all of these traditions, people often become busy and carefree, making them vulnerable to theft and other crimes. As much as we want everyone to relax and enjoy the coming weeks, we don’t want [...]

2020-12-16T09:06:19-05:00December 16, 2020|The Sheriff's APB|

Tips for Talking to your Teen about Safe Driving

Several weeks ago, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) began the ‘20-’21 school year on a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online schooling has changed the way many programs are running. Sports programs and clubs have been modified, postponed or even cancelled. For the CCSO, it meant we were unable to kick off the “We Care” program.  We Care [...]

2020-09-23T11:33:43-04:00September 23, 2020|The Sheriff's APB|

Life with Liberty: An Update on the CCSO’s new Comfort K9 Program

In April, we announced our new Comfort K9 program and the adoption of Liberty, a Golden Retriever trained to work as a therapy dog. Liberty - a.k.a. “Libby - will be deployed to provide emotional support for victims of crime, particularly children. There is a great deal of training and preparation required to get Libby ready for her new role, [...]

2020-06-11T17:37:24-04:00June 11, 2020|The Sheriff's APB|

Preparing for a Police Career During the Pandemic

Last month, due to COVID-19, the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy made the difficult decision to postpone the current Police Entrance Level Training class. It is the hope that the academy can reopen as soon as it is safe to do so; we are looking forward to having our police recruits join the CCSO family. Despite the academy’s closure, the [...]

2020-05-12T12:24:11-04:00May 12, 2020|The Sheriff's APB|

5 Ways to Help Our Community During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Current events and the threat of the COVID-19 virus have many of us feeling anxious and weary. Schools nationwide are closed, many for the remainder of the year, and Maryland joined other states in issuing a stay-at-home order and requiring citizens to wear masks when making essential trips out. Many people, if not in fear for their own or their [...]

2020-04-29T15:33:43-04:00April 29, 2020|The Sheriff's APB|
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