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Duties and Powers of the Sheriff's Office

The Baltimore County Sheriff's Office is comprised of five main components

  • Courtroom Security Section
    Courtroom Security Section handles all prisoners brought into the Baltimore County Circuit Court and insures their appearance at trial.
  • Legal Process Section
    Legal Process Section serves all summonses and writs as directed by the Courts. This unit also handles District Court Warrants and Juvenile Body Attachments.
  • Warrant Services Section
    Warrant Services Section is responsible for the service of Non-Support Warrants
  • Administrative Services Section
    Administrative Services Section is accountable for all Applicant, Internal, and Recruitment Investigations for the Sheriff's Office. Additionally, this unit performs all personnel matters relating to the agency.
  • Security Section
    The Security Section is a subdivision of the Sheriff's Office. They are responsible for 24/7 security of the Courts Building. All entrances to the Courts Building have scanners which are staffed by Deputies and Security personnel whose presence serves to maintain a higher level of security in the building.

All Maryland Sheriff's and their deputies are sworn police officers, graduates of certified police academies and have all the powers and authorities granted any other law enforcement officer in the state and certified by the Maryland Police Training Commission.

Revised February 22, 2012

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