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The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is a recipient of the Triple Crown Award. The Triple Crown Award is presented by the National Sheriff’s Association to Sheriff's Offices who achieve simultaneous accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of the American Correctional Association, The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA) and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office received this award in 1999.

We are the only Triple Crown Award winner in the state of Maryland and one of only 71 sheriff’s agencies in the United States to have achieved the Triple Crown Award.

The Adult Detention Center has continued to receive the NCCHC award since 1983. 

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office continues to receive CALEA accreditation and has since 1998.

Public Feedback Opportunity

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office participates in the CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation process. As a part of this process, we provide an opportunity for public feedback via the CALEA Portal which can be located here:


The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding our compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide our agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster our pursuit of professional excellence.


It is important to know that CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes. Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgement to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation.


Standard titles may be viewed on the CALEA website: Law Enforcement - Standards Titles | CALEA® | The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. The level of accreditation the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office participates in include only those applicable standards that are in bold. Questions related to the accreditation process may be directed to the Law Enforcement Accreditation Manager.

For more information about our Accreditations,

contact our Law Enforcement Accreditation Manager:

Julia Gilroy


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