2016 Sheriff’s NEWS

The Sheriff’s Office is off to a great start in 2016. Our newest deputies who graduated from the academy in late 2015 are proving to be outstanding members of the agency. Their energy and fresh perspective are equating to a positive impact on serving the community. In February, we honored our top performers at the annual Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center Awards Ceremony. Sheriff Evans recognized a combined total of ninety-seven sworn and civilian personnel, business owners, and individual citizens for their outstanding efforts and contributions to serving the citizens of Calvert County.

In January, the Sheriff’s Office welcomed our newest four-legged crime fighter, Canine Arn, a Belgian Malinois puppy. Arn is the first puppy the Sheriff’s Office has purchased. Prior to Arn, canines were purchased as young adults with basic training. Acquiring Arn as a puppy and training him ourselves will result in a highly efficient canine at a much lower cost to tax payers.

As we move into the spring and summer months, we are looking forward to engaging our youth at Camp Junior Sheriff. So far in 2016, 460 middle school students have successfully completed the D.A.R.E. program. Also in the coming months, we will be releasing several public safety videos that educate the public on how to interact with law enforcement.

Deputy 1st Class Jeffrey Denton who is currently assigned to the Patrol Bureau is recognized as the Sheriff’s Office Deputy of the Quarter. Deputy Denton serves as a Field Training Officer who mentors and trains newly graduated deputies and is a member of the CCSO Special Operations Team. During the first quarter, Deputy Denton was one of the highest producers in the area of traffic stops, DUI arrests, and Criminal arrests and the highest producer for illegal drug arrests.

The Sheriff’s Office highest performing squad for the first quarter for 2016 is Squad #3. Squad #3 is led by Sergeant David Canning. Squad #3 has the fewest number of personnel of any squad, yet still had the highest daily productivity. The members of Squad #3 are Corporals Carter and Wilson, Deputy First Class Weems, Velasquez, Esposito, and Migliaccio; Deputies Buck, Ward, Williamson, and Clark.

The Detention Center has launched several exciting initiatives in 2016. Naloxone education for inmates has commenced with four certified inmates being released thus far with the intranasal spray, prescription and training necessary to potentially save lives in the community. The Health Department has trained and certified 29 people through the Detention Center this year.

The Detention Center’s “Jailhouse Rockers” have already started their Relay for Life campaign this year with a staff breakfast and “Wine and Design” fundraisers. The Jailhouse Rockers are poised to make another successful attack on Cancer this year and efforts will continue to ramp up as spring approaches.

Supervisors nominated ten outstanding officers for Officer of the First Quarter of 2016. The selection process was difficult and the close competition forced a tied vote resulting in our first co-recognition of this award. We are proud to announce CFC Caroline Briscoe and CO1 Danny Switzer as Officers of the First Quarter of 2016. Our entire staff delivers excellent service to the community and our agency and we are honored to recognize these two top performers. The Team of the Quarter is Team 4 consisting of: Sgt. Scott, Cpl. Commodore, CFC Roberts and Cook, C.O.1 Strain, Hamilton, Hernandez, Ashley, Brooks, and Zalusky. Team 4 is being recognized for their excellent performance statistics.