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Canine Section

The Sheriff’s Office uses trained canines to detect explosives, weapons, narcotics and to serve as a general deterrent within the Circuit Courthouse. The canine unit also responds to mutual aid calls from the Montgomery County Department of Police, the Montgomery County Department of Fire and Rescue Services and other law enforcement agencies when necessary. Deputies routinely patrol the Courthouse, maintaining a high level of visibility, ensuring the safety of employees and visitors using the Courthouse.


In September of 2011, after receiving a extremely generous grant from NFL Quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger and his foundation, The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Canine Section was featured on the foundation’s website.







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.