CCSO Traffic Operations Unit Teams up with Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Border-to-Border Seatbelt Enforcement

Agencies Join Statewide Click-it or Ticket Campaign

Toward Zero Deaths Maryland has begun a statewide initiative to promote seatbelt safety and enforce seatbelt laws through the “Click-it or Ticket Campaign”. As part of the effort to educate people on the dangers of riding in or operating a motor vehicle without wearing a seatbelt, Sheriff Troy Berry said the Charles County Sheriff’s Office will conduct special enforcement operations looking for drivers or passengers who violate this law.

On May 25 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit conducted a Border-to-Border Seatbelt initiative with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. The Traffic Operations Unit observed and stopped vehicles on the west side of the Benedict Bridge. As a result of the two hour initiative, officers stopped 20 vehicles, issued 14 warnings, 7 citations and arrested 2 suspended drivers. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office contacted 24 vehicles on the east side of the Benedict Bridge and issued 21 citations and warnings. The CCSO is committed to keeping our roadways safe. Additional enforcement, which is supported by a grant, will take place in the coming weeks.

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 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      

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