The Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s Corrections Division recently donated more than $3,000 in toys, winter hats, and other gifts to the Charles County Children’s Aid Society’s Christmas Connection program.

Sheriff Troy Berry and members of the Corrections Division including Director Susan Rice, commander of the Corrections Division; Deputy Director Brandon Foster; Cpl. Jonathan Palmer, president of the Charles County Correctional Officers Association; Cpl. Ryan Taylor; and CFC Jessica Minor presented the donation to Ms. Pamela Vahle, chair of the Children’s Aid Society Board of Directors, and Ms. Carol Jackson, the vice chair. Christmas Connection helps less-fortunate families put gifts under the tree and food on the table for Christmas. Ms. Vahle and Ms. Jackson said the donation from the Corrections Division would help enable the Children’s Aid Society to provide Christmas for 2,000 children who otherwise would not have any gifts to open Christmas morning. The Corrections Division collects toys and gifts for Christmas Connection each year.

To learn more about the Children’s Aid Society, visit To learn more about the Corrections Division and the CCSO, visit

Corrections donates toys to Children's Aid Society

Pictured from left to right are Deputy Director Brandon Foster, Director Susan Rice, Ms. Carol Jackson, Sheriff Troy Berry, Ms. Pamela Vahle, Cpl. Jonathan Palmer, CFC Jessica Minor, and Cpl. Ryan Taylor.

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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