It is important for the public to know that Caroline County's 911 Dispatchers DO NOT work for the Sheriff's Office. They are employed by the Caroline Conty Department of Emergency Managment which is a seperate agency.
All 911 dispatchers are trained to get as much information as possible in order to determine the nature of the problem and its seriousness. For your information, while the dispatcher is trying to obtain the necessary information, in most instances, they have already dispatched Sheriff's Deputies to the scene. The information you provide will further assist towards your safety and that of the Sheriff's Deputies.
The Sheriff's Office no longer does fingerprinting for civilians. This is due to new Maryland State Laws that require all fingerprints to be submitted online in electronic form. The Sheriff's Office is only equiped to do this for criminal offences and for court ordered fingerprinting.
If you should need to be fingerprinted for any employment purposes, you will need to seek out a private company that conducts this service. You can refer to the list below to all the Maryland designated agencies that can further assist you with employment fingerprinting.
Deputies are trained to utilize lighting techniques to illuminate a vehicle for the safety of themselves and the occupants of the vehicle, and it is not meant to be something that is annoying or a form of harassment.
If you should need a deputy to come speak at your event or to give a demonstration (IE. Canine demonstrations, funneral details, traffic control), please contact the Patrol Division Commander who can assist you with making the arrangements needed. The Patrol Division Commander can be reached at 410-479-2515. If it is after hours, please leave a detailed message regarding what the deputy will be doing, the time and date the deputy is needed, how many deputies will be needed (if a specific event, a fee may be required to cover staffing and vehicle usage), and if a vehicle is needed for the assignment. Deputies are prohibited by policy to participate or associate themselves with events or establishments that have the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages while acting in an official capacity.
State and Federal regulations prohibit Deputies from using the computer to retrieve information not related to investigative purposes, and the information can only be shared with law enforcement entities. Do not ask this of our Deputies, the answer will be "No".