Officer Plunkett Community Friendship Award

Pictured from left to right are Ms. Amanda Yowell of the Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy; Officer James Plunkett; Officer Plunkett’s wife, Tiffanie; and Ms. Rosemary Raiman, the domestic violence coordinator for the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office.

The Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy recently presented its Community Friendship Award to Officer James Plunkett, who is assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s Domestic Violence Unit.

The organization presented Officer Plunkett with the award at its annual awards dinner to honor those working to bring an end to domestic violence. Officer Plunkett also received an official citation signed by Maryland State Senator Roy Dyson.

“I am very proud of Officer Plunkett for making a difference in our community,” said Sheriff Troy Berry. “Domestic violence is a serious crime with unique circumstances and relationships like the one Officer Plunkett has developed with the Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy are key to helping victims and holding offenders accountable for their actions.”

Officer Plunkett is an eight-year veteran of the CCSO and has been assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit since 2010.

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

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