Our Community Services Section has several roles, responsibilities, and resources including:
Crime Prevention Educational Programs
As part of community outreach, personnel can attend meetings with community groups to engage in dialogue to learn community concerns, and to provide assistance through information about our services and programs, including crime prevention tips and practices. With this interaction with community groups and associations, the Sheriff's Office connects with the community in a positive and productive manner to foster the ongoing partnership between law enforcement and the community, and encourage community engagement and problem solving. Programs are also available for Scouts, schools, and other groups.
Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch
Residential, Commercial, and House of Worship Security Surveys
Community Assistance Patrol (CAP) Volunteer Program
The Frederick County Sheriff's Office CAP program uses volunteers to enhance the services provided by the Sheriff’s Office to the community, by improving efficiency and productivity. The CAP Program volunteers handle a range of functions from administrative assignments, traffic direction, special events, and proactive neighborhood patrols that do not require a trained, sworn deputy. Members of the CAP program wear a uniform that identifies them as volunteers for the Sheriff’s Office.
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It is important that as many individuals as possible understand what Community Policing is and how it can benefit the citizens of Frederick County and the members of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.
Community Policing requires a law enforcement agency-wide philosophical commitment to involve citizens as partners in the process of reducing and controlling the problems of crime and fear of crime, drugs, and neighborhood decay. Community Policing, when properly implemented, results in the improvement of the overall quality of life in the community.