DATE:  February 20, 2018
Janelle Love
Public Relations Specialist
301-609-6538 or (240) 419-0646

CCSO to Host Annual Crime Watch Kickoff Celebration

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry and members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Community Services Section are hosting the annual Crime Watch Kickoff event on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion in La Plata. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about crime prevention and discuss strategies to keep our communities safe. Special guest speaker Mr. Jerome Spencer, General Counsel, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, will be presenting an overview on how the criminal justice system works.

Later this year, neighborhoods will also be invited to participate in the National Night Out event in August followed by our Citizens Advisory Meeting in November.

For more information about the Crime Watch Kickoff event, contact Mrs. Connie Gray, the CCSO Community Organizer, at (301) 932-3080.

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      

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. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.