Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office
Hire for Character, Train for Competence, Provide Excellent Service
“”The Sheriff’s Office will be more public facing than it has in the past as we demonstrate our commitment to serving Baltimore’s people. We shall strive to set an example to all that our law enforcement professionals can operate effectively while still maintaining the public trust.”
– Sam Cogen
Duties of the Sheriff
Officer of the Law
The Sheriff and their appointed deputy sheriffs are sworn law enforcement officers. The Sheriff’s Office is an integral part of the criminal justice system, tasked with enforcing the laws of the state of Maryland and maintaining the peace within Baltimore City.
Officer of the Court
The Sheriff’s Office has a constitutional responsibility to protect the courts and to serve all court-related documents ranging from eviction orders to arrest warrants.
Representative of the People
As an elected official, the Sheriff is the only law enforcement officer directly accountable to Baltimore City’s citizens. The Sheriff is responsible for enforcing laws, keeping the peace, and listening to and addressing the community’s concerns.
The Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office is responsible for serving and enforcing all court orders within the city. However, it is important to note that the deputies working in this office are sworn law enforcement officers who have to meet and maintain the same training and background requirements as any other police officer or sheriff deputy in the State of Maryland. This means that the deputies are not only trained to serve court orders but also to enforce all traffic and criminal laws anywhere in the City of Baltimore. They are given the same authority and responsibility as any other law enforcement officer, which includes having the power to arrest and detain individuals who violate the law. The Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office Deputies are a crucial part of the law enforcement community in the city. They work tirelessly to ensure the safety and security of the residents and visitors of Baltimore. Their dedication and commitment to their duty have earned them the respect and admiration of the people they serve.
Baltimore City Sheriff's Office
100 N. Calvert Street - Room 104
Baltimore, MD 21202
Follow the Baltimore City Sheriff's Office
Join Our Team
Individuals interested in applying for a position with the Sheriff’s Office can submit their information by completing the Employment Interest Form.
Scan code or Join here