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Mission Statement

The mission of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is to serve the citizens of Montgomery County in a lawful, fair, impartial and non-discriminating manner. Our mission is to provide leadership and professional support, as required, to ensure that Court mandates are carried out in a manner that respects individual rights and freedoms. Our mission is to work cooperatively with all other law enforcement agencies, Courts and Criminal Justice Agencies, to ensure that the citizens of Montgomery County are receiving the full range of law enforcement services required for a safe and orderly society.

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.