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This section provides general administrative support to the office including personnel and labor relations matters, training, background investigations, payroll, purchasing, internal investigations, automation. grants and budget related functions.  The Administration Section provides technical support for Sheriff’s Records Management System (E*Justice).

The Administrative Section also oversees the Sheriff’s compliance with recognized accreditation standards.  The Assistant Sheriff’s direct research and development of policies, procedures and regulations to meet professional standards developed for law enforcement agencies.

The Sheriff’s Office participates in school functions, civic association meetings and serves on commissions and committees.  The Sheriff’s Office participates in environmental crimes task forces as needed and participates in other public safety agencies applicant, promotional and disciplinary boards.  Administrative personnel organize in-service and specialized training of deputies and the annual weapons qualification, as required by the Maryland Police Training Commission.

The Sheriff’s Office became accredited in 1995 by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies after meeting numerous stringent standards established for law enforcement agencies nationally.  In August 2012 the Sheriff’s Office under went it’s 6th successful on site evaluation.

The Sheriff’s Office has approved staffing of over 165 employees consisting of deputies, civil administrative and clerical support personnel.  The annual budget is approximately twenty-three million dollars and the office serves a population of just over one million residents.

The Sheriff's Office is first Sheriff's Office in the State of Maryland to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The Sheriff's Office received its initial accreditation in November of 1995 and underwent successful on site re-evaluations in 2000, 2003, and 2006, 2009 and most recently in 2012. In order to receive and maintain accreditation, the Sheriff's Office has to demonstrate voluntarily that they meet over 4 6 0 professionally recognized standards for excellence in management and service delivery.