To report an emergency, call 911.

To report a non-emergency crime or suspicious activity, call 301-932-2222.

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may contact us via the Maryland Relay Service. Please call 711 (in Maryland) or 1-800-201-7165 (Voice).

Headquarters: 301-609-6400

La Plata District Station: 301-932-2222

Indian Head District Station: 301-743-2222

Waldorf District Station: 301-932-7777

Charles County Detention Center: 301-932-3100

Warrant/Fugitive Unit: 301-932-3065

Child Support Unit: 301-932-3059

Domestic Violence Unit: 301-932-3066

Community Organizer: 301-932-3080

Human Resources: 301-609-6417

Media Relations Office: 301-609-6557

Red Light Camera Program: 301-932-3519

To contact an officer about an investigation, call the automated officer voice mail system at 301-609-3282 to leave the officer a voice mail message. You will be required to enter the officer’s ID number (the three-digit badge identification number). Detectives cannot be reached via the voice mail system. To contact a detective, call 301-609-6400.

Please remember officers and detectives work rotating shifts and may not be available to respond to your call right away. If your message is urgent and needs immediate attention, call your local district station at 301-932-2222 in La Plata, 301-743-2222 in Indian Head or 301-932-7777 in Waldorf. If you are calling about an emergency situation, call 911.

To obtain a copy of a police incident or motor vehicle crash report, please submit a written request to the Records Section. Download the form on our website, obtain a form from a District Station or submit a letter on either plain paper or company letterhead.

There is an $8 processing fee per request. The payment must be made in the form of a money order or cashier’s check made payable to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. The payment must be included with your request.

Mail your request and payment to:

Charles County Sheriff’s Office
Records Section
PO Box 189
La Plata, MD 20646

Please allow 10 working days for us to process your request.

Records Request Form

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office complies with Maryland law governing access to public records. Requests for public records shall be submitted under the Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA).

MPIA requests must be submitted in writing with specific details about the information you are requesting. Your request may be handwritten or typed. Requests being made on behalf of a business or organization should be submitted on official letterhead.

The CCSO charges an $8 fee to process each request. Your payment must be included with your request. We accept cashier’s checks or money orders made payable to “Charles County Sheriff’s Office.” We do not accept personal checks or cash.

Some requests may require an additional fee for photocopies or research time. You will be notified of any additional cost to complete the request. Should your request be denied, your $8 processing fee will be returned.

Please mail your request to:

Charles County Sheriff’s Office
Records Section
PO Box 189
La Plata, MD 20646

Please contact the Records Section at 301-609-6404 if you have any questions.

To learn more about MPIA, please visit the Maryland Attorney General’s website.

Peace and protective orders may be obtained from the Charles County Circuit Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. Peace and protective orders may be obtained from the District Court Commissioner, located at the Charles County District Court, on weeknights after 4:30 p.m., weekends and holidays. For more information about filing a peace or protective order, visit our Crime Victims Support page.

Citizens who are concerned about non-emergency, on-going traffic problems such as vehicles consistently speeding on a particular road may report their concerns to the Traffic Operations Unit by calling 301-932-3062. Citizens may report abandoned vehicles by calling the La Plata District Station at 301-932-2222, the Indian Head District Station at 301-743-2222 or the Waldorf District Station at 301-932-7777. You can also send an email to trafficoperations@ccso.us

Anyone who witnesses a traffic offense should contact the CCSO immediately by calling one of the district stations. In an emergency, dial 911.

When reporting traffic offenses, be sure to include as much information about offending vehicle as possible including its make, model, color, tag number, location and direction of travel.

Under certain circumstances, citizens and businesses may request an additional police presence around their homes or commercial establishments for a specified period of time. Please complete a Patrol Check Request form and return it to your district station, where the commander will review it and advise you whether your request is approved.

Patrol Check Request

Citizens often request to participate in ride-alongs with patrol officers. To request a ride-along, please complete a Ride-Along packet and return it to a District Commander.

Ride Along Packet

The CCSO only conducts background investigations for CCSO and County Government applicants. If you need a background investigation for a security clearance or other purposes, contact the Maryland State Police at 301-392-1200 or visit the MSP website.

Please note: The CCSO provides fingerprinting services.

The CCSO offers vehicle visor cards to help officers and a deaf or hard-of-hearing citizens communicate effectively during a traffic stops or other situations involving law enforcement. The cards, which were created as part of a collaboration between the CCSO, the Advocacy Support League and Southern Maryland Interpreting Service, are designed to be kept in a vehicle’s visor, ensuring they are quickly accessible by the driver.

The cards notify the officer that the person is deaf or hard of hearing and that the person’s failure to cooperate with verbal commands means the person does not hear the officer. The cards are also used to make officers aware that the person cannot read lips; that pointing a flashlight in the person’s face during nighttime traffic stops will prevent the person from seeing any gestures; and that a Qualified Interpreter must be provided upon request to ensure effective communication.

The cards provide the phone number for the Southern Maryland Interpreting Service and also important information for deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals to remember if they are pulled over by law enforcement.

To obtain a Deaf Visor Card, visit any of our District Stations.

To commend an officer or employee for exceptional service, you may e-mail commendations@ccso.us or write to Sheriff Berry at:

Charles County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Troy D. Berry
PO Box 189
La Plata MD, 20646-0189

Formal complaints can be filed at any District Station in person, by mail or by telephone. All complaints will be handled confidentially and are assigned to the commander of the accused officer or employee. Download the complaint form (Spanish version) and mail your completed form to:

Charles County Sheriff’s Office
Office of Professional Responsibility
PO Box 189
La Plata, MD 20646-0189

Completed complaint forms may also be submitted in person at any District Station. The Office of Professional Responsibility oversees all internal investigations to ensure thoroughness and fairness.

If you are moving to Charles County and are interested in learning about crime statistics in a particular neighborhood, please visit our Crime section for access to searchable information regarding calls for service. If you require additional information, you may submit a Freedom of Information Act request. (See “Access Public Records”)

In addition to reviewing crime statistics, the CCSO recommends new residents visit the neighborhood at different times of the day and night and chat with residents who already live there to determine whether the neighborhood is suitable. The CCSO is prohibited from offering its opinions of neighborhoods.

In an effort to continue providing the business community with a high level of service from the Charles County Emergency Services organizations (Sheriff’s Office, Fire and EMS), we are seeking your assistance in gathering or updating information pertaining to your business in the event of an emergency. The information provided on this form will be entered into our computer system, kept confidential, and only be used in case of an emergency.

Once complete, please forward the form to Corporal Bourgeois at BourgeoisM@ccso.us, by fax to 301-609-6585, or by mail to:

Charles County Sheriff’s Office
C/O Crime Prevention Unit
P.O. Box 189
La Plata, MD 20646

We appreciate your help in our efforts to continue to improve our services.

Bid Board Information

For information about procurement, please contact Ms. Carla McKown, Procurement Specialist, at 301-609-6241 or email mckownc@ccso.us. All vendors are encouraged to register at the eMaryland Marketplace Advantage on the State of Maryland’s website to receive all statewide bid information.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL SHERIFF’S BID CCSO 22-09 INMATE FOOD SERVICE

The Office of the Sheriff for Charles County, Maryland is hereby requesting sealed bids for the provision of Inmate Food Services at the Charles County Detention Center and Detention Center Annex located in La Plata, Maryland.

Specifications and Instructions to bidders may be obtained from the agencies Procurement Specialist, Carla McKown by emailing mckownc@ccso.us or at 10435 Audie Lane, La Plata, Maryland 20646 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

A pre-bid meeting will be held at the Detention Center, 6905 Crain Highway, La Plata MD 20646 at 10:00 a.m. on July 25th, 2022.

Bids will be received by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Procurement Specialist at the Headquarters building until 11:00 a.m. on August 24th, 2022. Immediately after 11:00 a.m. on that date, the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The Sheriff reserves the right to accept or reject any bid or any item listed therein. The Sheriff further reserves the right to waive any informalities in bids received.

Qualified Certified Minority Business Enterprises are encouraged to respond to this solicitation.

Scheduled Hearings

No Administrative Hearing Boards are scheduled at this time.

Registration

To assure adequate seating for those wishing to attend a hearing, you must register, using the form below, 72-hours prior to the hearing. By registering, you are certifying you have reviewed and agreed to the rules and regulations for attending the requested Administrative Hearing Board.

Rules for Public Attendees of an Administrative Hearing Board

  • Appropriate dress is required
  • No weapons of any kind allowed (attendees may be subject to search via metal detector)
  • No audio and/or video recording of the proceedings
  • No smoking allowed
  • No alcoholic beverages or CDS allowed
  • All electronic devices will be turned off while in attendance.
  • No disruptive behavior will be tolerated. Those in violation will be asked to leave the facility.

Payments Red Light Citations may be made in person at the Charles County Treasurer’s Office located at 3670 Leonardtown Road, Suite 105, in Waldorf. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.

Payments may also be mailed to:

Charles County Treasurer’s Office
Red Light Citations
PO Box 1660
Waldorf, MD 20604-1660

Additionally, payments may be made online at the Charles County Government website.

For more information on the Red Light Camera Program, visit this page.

Contact Us

To contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, please call 301-932-2222.