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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Releases Data about Calls for Service, Arrests, and Use of Force

CONTACT:Diane RichardsonMedia Relations Office(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

Charles County, MD… As a result of national and local conversations, Sheriff Troy D. Berry is sharing data collected regarding use of force related to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. “I think it’s important to share the information we obtained after doing research covering a five-year period from…

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

DATE: July 20, 2020CONTACT:Janelle LoveMedia Relations Office(301) 609-6538 or (301) 848-4799           

ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will be conducting an assessment July 27-29, 2020, to examine all aspects of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s…

Warrant Unit Searching for Man Connected to Violent Domestic-Related Assault and Attempted Murder

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

Charles County Sheriff’s officers assigned to the Warrants Unit are searching for Eric Benjamin Mitchell, 22, of Waldorf, who escaped from an in-patient substance abuse program after being remanded to that facility on July 2 by the Circuit Court for Charles County. Mitchell, who was being held without bond…

LEOSA Training Announcement 2020

A few changes to the LEOSA training resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic:

1. Temperature will be taken before entry.  A temperature higher than 100.3 will disqualify the individual from participating.
2. Masks will be worn on the range and staging area at all times.
3. Only 4 shooters on the range at a time.
4. Shooters may qualify with 1 firearm only!   We cannot add additional relays to…

Officers Identify and Arrest Suspects in Connection with Armed Robbery and Carjacking

DATE: July 8, 2020            
CONTACT:
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6538 or (301) 848-4799

Officers Identify and Arrest Suspects in Connection with Armed Robbery and Carjacking: Charles County Sheriff’s officers have arrested suspects in connection with an armed robbery and a carjacking, which took place on July 1 and July 6 in Waldorf. The details of t…

Detectives Investigating Reckless Endangerment on Holly Tree Lane

DATE: July 8, 2020            
CONTACT:
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6538 or (301) 848-4799

Detectives Investigating Reckless Endangerment on Holly Tree Lane: On July 7 at approximately 2:28 p.m., officers responded to the area of Holly Tree Lane at Hollins Lane in Waldorf for the report of shots being fired. Initial investigation revealed the pictured vehicle,…

CCSO Detectives Arrest Suspect in Connection with Multiple Shootings

DATE: July 6, 2020            
CONTACT:
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6538 or (301) 848-4799

Detectives Identify and Arrest Suspect in Connection with Multiple Shootings: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have arrested one

suspect in connection with two shootings, which took place in December and Jun…

Officers Searching for Critical Missing Teen

Update 7/5/2020: Sean Heckman has been recovered without incident and is in good health. 

DATE: July 5, 2020            
CONTACT:
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
(301)848-4799

CCSO AND LPPD OFFICERS SEARCHING FOR CRITICAL MISSING TEEN IN LA PLATA: Officers are in the area of Port Tobacco Road near Crain Highway in La Plata searching for Sean Heckman, 17, of Indian Head.

Detectives Conducting Death Investigation in Waldorf

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On June 30 at 4:41 a.m., a woman heard a man yelling for help near a lake behind her house in the 11600 block of Fountain Head Court in Waldorf. She called 9-1-1 and pointed first responders to the area where she heard the man. Officers, along with members of Charles County Emergency Services and the Charles…

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Announces Progress on Policing Strategies and Initiatives  

CONTACT:
Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On June 12, Sheriff Troy D. Berry issued a press release outlining several initiatives he planned to implement immediately to enhance the confidence and trust between the residents of Charles County and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. The Agency is providing an update for Sheriff Berry’s…

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