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Sheriff's Office

The Sheriff's Department.

R. Jay Fisher, Sheriff

A portrait of Sheriff R. Jay Fisher.

Sheriff Fisher has 33 years of professional law enforcement experience with the Baltimore City Police Department. Prior to his retirement he was the Operational Commander of the nationally acclaimed Warrant Apprehension Task Force, a unit that is multi-jurisdictional and responsible for serving warrants throughout the State of Maryland. Sheriff Fisher is the recipient of numerous commendations and awards. He is a graduate of The University of Baltimore and received a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Sheriff's Vision

Sheriff Fisher's vision is a "new beginning" for the Sheriff's Office. His goals are as follows:

  • Establish professionalism and public trust
  • Improve technology to enhance security and operational efficiency
  • Develop a working and harmonious relationship with local law enforcement and other state and County agencies
  • Achieve a balance between effective courthouse security and accessibility by the public and elected officials
  • Develop a comprehensive plan to increase warrant service

Mission Statement

The Sheriff's Office mission is to maintain the integrity and provide service to the Circuit Court, to provide assistance and support to the citizens of Baltimore County and to cooperate with all law enforcement agencies in their quest to maintain order in our community.

Job Opportunities

At this time, applications are being accepted for the following positions:

Be sure to review the listing in its entirety to make sure you have the necessary experience required for the position. To learn moreemail

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Memorandum of Understanding

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (PDF) between the Baltimore County Administration and the Baltimore County Deputy Sheriffs Fraternal Order of Police Lodge number 25 is available for review.

Contact Information

 or contact the following offices for more information:

  • Undersheriff: 410-887-8698
  • Chief Deputy: 410-887-4069
  • Lieutenants: 410-887-4069 and 6107
  • Quartermaster: 410-887-4077
  • Warrant Squad: 410-887-2031
  • Applicant and Investigative Unit: 410-887-3356
  • Citizen's Compliments and Complaints: Citizen compliments and complaints against sworn or civilian personnel of the Sheriff’s Office may be reported by calling 410-887-3356 or by emailing

History of the Sheriff's Office Patch

The Baltimore County Sheriff's Office shoulder patch.

One of the official landmarks of the 1814 Battle of North Point is the Daniel Wells and Henry G. McComas Battle monument, which memorializes these soldiers' heroism in that 1814 battle. Wells and McComas were two of the Great Defenders of Baltimore. The Office of the Sheriff noted the historical significance of their service and this monument by placing an image of that monument on the shoulder patch. This has been a proud part of the uniform since its inception.

Revised January 6, 2020         


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