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Sheriff's Office

The Baltimore County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a phone scam in which a caller who often poses as law enforcement attempts to collect payment from the victim. If you have received these calls, disregard them and immediately report them to local law enforcement.

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 SheriffEmployment@baltimorecountymd.gov.

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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: 410-887-4232
  • Lieutenants: 410-887-6107 and 5570
  • 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 sheriff@baltimorecountymd.gov.

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.

Warning: Recent Phone Scam Details

The Baltimore County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a phone scam where callers are attempting to collect a fine in lieu of arrest, due to identity theft, failing to report for jury duty or other offenses. The caller tells victims that they can avoid arrest by purchasing a prepaid debit card, such as a “Green Dot” card, gift card or money order. Victims may be asked to read the card numbers over the phone to satisfy the fine, or meet the caller at a courthouse or other designated location.

The scammer uses several tactics to sound credible, including providing badge numbers, names of actual law enforcement or other government officials, and courthouse addresses. If you believe that you were the victim of this scam, report the incident to local law enforcement.

Tips to Protect Yourself

  • Sheriff’s Deputies will never ask for cash, credit, debit card, gift card numbers, wire transfers, bank routing numbers or money orders for any purpose.
  • Never give any of your personal or financial information to unknown callers.
  • Authenticate the call and verify the court order given by the caller by contacting the Clerk for the Circuit Court at 410-887-2601.
  • Write down all the information requested from the scammer and contact law enforcement.
  • Don’t trust caller ID. The scammer can manipulate names and spoof telephone numbers of government agencies or courts.
 
Revised March 13, 2020         

 

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