COMMUNITY SERVICES

Community Services

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


The Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch Program encourages building relationships within the neighborhoods and business communities. This improves communication among the partners, and leads to a safer community. Neighborhoods and businesses benefit from increased networking, crime prevention tips, and information about criminal activity.




Residential, Commercial, and House of Worship Security Surveys


The Sheriff’s Office offers residents and businesses the opportunity to have a specially trained deputy or volunteer conduct a Residential or Commercial Security Survey, where we can make recommendations to improve physical security of the home or business. In addition to physical security surveys, Houses of Worship can benefit from help with additional emergency planning. For more information on this, please contact our Community Services section.




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.




Project Lifesaver


The Frederick County Sheriff's Office proudly participates in Project Lifesaver (PLS), which is an international organization that provides tracking systems for children and adults with intellectual disabilities such as Autism, Alzheimer’s, or Down Syndrome and/or who are prone to wandering off. Each person enrolled in Project Lifesaver wears a small transmitter, which transmits a signal on a set frequency. These frequencies can be tracked using special equipment that is located here at the Frederick County Sheriff's Office. Specially trained deputies and volunteers use the equipment to locate the missing person. The Sheriff’s Office PLS program is fully funded through private donations. For information about Project Lifesaver, contact Shawna Capotosto at 301-695-3676 or visit the PLS website at www.projectlifesaver.org.




Fingerprinting Services


The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is an authorized Government Fingerprint Services Provider to submit fingerprints directly to the Maryland Criminal Justice Information System for the purpose of obtaining background criminal history record checks. This program is for court ordered fingerprinting, and employment or licensing related backgrounds. Criminal history record information obtained under this program is mailed directly to you or the agency(s) of your choice. In addition to the fees required by the State of Maryland for criminal history record checks, we collect an additional service fee of $20.00. See our Fingerprinting page for additional information and for a list of fees.





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Community Policing

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.

CONTACT COMMUNITY SERVICES

FREDERICK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

MARYLAND

Sheriff Charles A. Jenkins

110 Airport Drive East

Frederick, MD 21701

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9-1-1

NON-EMERGENCY DISPATCH

301-600-2071

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301-600-1046

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301-600-4131

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