August 23, 2019

Sheriff’s Office Honors Somerville

Somerville

Maryland’s first sheriff’s office recently honored Maryland’s first African-American sheriff. On Feb. 22, 2018, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office honored former sheriff Joseph Lee Somerville Sr., the first African-American to be elected sheriff in the state.

New Sheriff’s Deputies Sworn In

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office congratulates the eight new deputies who were sworn in and graduated from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy on Feb. 9, 2018.

McKay Leaving Law Enforcement Alliance

McKay, Pamela of sheriff's office

Pamela McKay, civilian administrator at the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, is stepping down as president of the Chesapeake Region Law Enforcement Accreditation Alliance.

Correctional Officer Earns Gov.’s Award

Correctional Officer Honored

Correctional Officer First Class Kristie Ardire became the second officer at the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to be selected for a prestigious Governor’s Crime Prevention Award.

K9 Cooper Retires From Sheriff’s Office

K9 Cooper

A respected member of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has handed in his badge for a life of relaxation, rest, and rabbit-chasing. K9 Cooper, a bloodhound who has become well-known in St. Mary’s County, retired in November.

Drug Drop-Off Initiative Protects Consumers

opioid epidemic

St. Mary’s County has made a drug drop-off available at all times to help dispose of prescription drugs.

Parade Planners Ready! Just Need Spectators: Saturday Morning

Help drum up a crowd to watch the hundreds putting their best feet forward to honor the brave men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.

Drug Summit Planned for Parents in St. Mary’s

Subtitled “St. Mary’s Opioid Overdose Response,” the summit addresses increasing local pill and heroin addiction and the increasing numbers of related deaths.

Deputies Expand Off-Road Fleet

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office added Segways to its fleet of law enforcement vehicles. Already the fleet contains dirt bikes used in Lexington Park, Md., for off-road patrol and pursuit.

Give the Gift of Life: Donate at Blood Drive

Christmas Eve day, why not go to the Sheriff’s Office in Leonardtown to visit the bloodmobile.