Welcome to the Kent County Sheriff's Office website.The Kent County Sheriff's Office is a "full service" agency responsible for enforcing the laws of the State of Maryland within the County. The Sheriff is also responsible for serving legal papers at the direction of the District and Circuit Courts of the county, providing security for the Circuit Court, and enforcing the Courts' orders.

The men and women of the Kent County Sheriff's Office are dedicated to service through superior performance. We believe mutual respect, trust and pride in our organization, combined with traditional values and innovative techniques, will ensure the community's right to a safe environment.

Public Notice (03/31/23): Accreditation Public Comment Portal

The Kent County Sheriff's Office is a CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies), certified agency. Below, please find a link to the Accreditation Public Comment Portal. The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding the Kent County Sheriff's Office compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the Kent County Sheriff's Office with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.
Your responses will be sent directly to CALEA.

IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes. Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgement to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA© Accreditation.

Click Here to visit the Public Comment Portal