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
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
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