CCDC Command Staff and employees with the toy drive donations

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office continued its annual tradition this week as members helped the Children’s Aid Society gather toys and load up trucks for Christmas Connection – a local program that provides clothing, shoes, essentials and even toys to families in need.


CCSO employees load donated goods into a truck

Prior to this week, the Charles County Detention Center employees held a toy drive to support the cause, raising thousands of dollars’ worth of toys for children in need.

Earl Knapp, chairman of Christmas Connection, expressed his appreciation. “The officers’ help means the world to us. Without the support of the CCSO, it would be nearly impossible to get all of the donated goods where they need to go and ultimately in the hands of the people who need them.”

“We are very privileged to be able to lend a hand to this wonderful program,” said Sheriff Troy Berry. “It is always a humbling reminder to be thankful for what we have.”

This year, more than 1,000 local families and over 2,000 children will benefit from Christmas Connection. The CCSO is committed to helping families all year round. To see more of our outreach programs, please visit the Charles County Sheriff’s Office web site.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

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 and 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 www.ccso.us.      

Media Contact
Janelle Love