Community Policing

Overview
It is important that as many individuals as possible understand what Community Policing is and how it can benefit the citizens of Frederick County and the members of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Community Policing requires a law enforcement agency-wide philosophical commitment to involve citizens as partners in the process of reducing and controlling the problems of crime and fear of crime, drugs and neighborhood decay. Community Policing, when properly implemented, results in the improvement of the overall quality of life in the community.

What Is Community Policing?
Community Policing is a partnership between law enforcement and the community working together to identify crime related problems, determining their root causes and then applying solutions which will permanently reduce or eliminate these problems.

Law Enforcement benefits by ending a recurring problem. The citizens benefit from the improvement in their quality of life. Those Police Officers and community members who participated in the solution receive the self-satisfaction which results from having addressed a problem and then arriving at a workable solution.

How Do I Become Involved?
Citizen involvement is a must if Community Policing is to be successful.

To become involved with improving the quality of life in your neighborhood, contact the Frederick County Sheriff's Office or your local Police. In an emergency, call 911 for law enforcement. To report suspicious activity in your community, or any other non-emergency situation, dial 301-600-2071. For more information about how Community Policing can make a difference in your community, call the Frederick County Sheriff's Office at 301-600-1046 and ask to speak with the Community Services supervisor. Working together, we can and will improve the quality of life in Frederick County .