DATE: January 6, 2021               

CONTACT: Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

Charles County, MD… The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce Sheriff Troy D. Berry was re-appointed as a member of the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission (MPTSC) by Maryland State Governor Larry Hogan. Sheriff Berry took his Oath of Office for this commission on January 5 and was sworn in by Sharon L. “Sherri” Hancock, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Charles County. “I am deeply honored to be able to continue serving on this important commission,” said Sheriff Berry.

The 24-member commission consists of law enforcement officials, state lawmakers and members of the public. Among many objectives, the commission is responsible for establishing a set of use of force best practices for recommended use in law enforcement agencies across the state; requiring de-escalation and anti-discrimination training; and instituting a set of best practices to establish community-policing programs in every jurisdiction. The MPTSC also establishes the training objectives for entrance-level police and correctional officers, annual in-service, first line supervisors, and first line administrators.

This is Sheriff Berry’s third-term serving on the commission and membership is a collateral responsibility in addition to his position as Sheriff of Charles County. Sheriff Berry is also President of the Maryland Sheriff’s Association; Former Chair of the Southern Maryland Information Center (2018, 2019); an Executive Board Member of the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy; and Vice Chair, End Hunger in Charles County.

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

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. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. 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. Tips can also be submitted online at or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: