Yes, the Caroline County Sheriff's Office depends on our citizens calling to report crimes or suspicious activity. The Deputy or dispatcher who takes your call will ask questions about the suspicious activity to determine its nature and ask for descriptions of the people involved. You may be asked if an officer or detective may contact you. Please call 410-479-2515 to report suspicious activity.
Members of the Caroline County Drug Task Force (CCDTF) and the Caroline County Sheriff's Office strongly urge citizens to play a part in the war against drugs by phoning in pertinent information to the CCDTF tips line at 410-479-8477. The 24-hour anonymous Drug Tip Hot Line is a mechanism for citizens to provide the Caroline County Drug Task Force with information relating to illicit drug use and distribution, as well as vice issues such as prostitution and gambling.
When a citizen calls 410-479-8477, he or she will generally hear a taped message explaining that a detective is not presently available. However, speak as long as you like, explaining the activity in as much detail as you can. You do not have to provide your name, address, or telephone number. All information is kept strictly confidential.
Information is "logged in" and cross-referenced, allowing detectives to determine if additional information related to the criminal activity about which you are calling has been reported in the past. Even "small" bits of information can at times provide detectives the "missing link" that allows them to take action. All information remains confidential, and within the Drug Task Force Unit.
You can leave your name and telephone number on the tape, and a detective will call you as soon as possible. Again, your name will remain strictly confidential at all times.
If you witness a drug crime or any other crime that requires immediate police respons: DIAL 9-1-1. A Sheriff's Office patrol unit will be dispatched to the area. Some times, Task Force Detectives will hear the dispatch and take direct action themselves.
Remember, this is an anonymous tip line. All information is kept strictly confidential, within the Caroline County Drug Task Force. Any citizen who requires further information is urged to contact the Caroline County Drug Task Force at 410-479-8477.