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Filing a Compliment or Complaint

It is the policy of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office to monitor its services and allow citizens to comment about the quality of service they have received.

The public is encouraged to commend officers when they are appreciative of their service, and are equally encouraged to question or complain about inappropriate service or actions.

Complimentary letters may be filed by letter addressed to

Sheriff James DeWees

100 North Court Street

Westminster, MD 21157


or click COMPLIMENTS to submit your comments electronically

COMPLAINTS may be filed several ways:

  • by letter, addressed to the Sheriff

  • by telephone to the on duty supervisor

  • in person at the Carroll County Sheriff's Office

  • by submitting the attached citizen complaint form in person

  • by fax, postal or electronic mail.

This fundamental role ensures the professional integrity of the sheriff's office based on objective and thorough investigations of compalints against our personnel.

All complaints received about members of the Office are investigated following a strict policy and in accordance with The Law Enforcement Officer's Bill of Rights.

If you have questions, please contact Sheriff James DeWees
at 410-386-2600

An overview of the previous years complaint investigations may be viewed in our most recent Administrative Investigation Summary Report.


Carroll County Sheriff's Office • 100 North Court Street • Westminster, Maryland 21157
410.386.2900 or 1.888.302.8924

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is committed to recruiting initiatives that reflect a fair and impartial representation of minority groups and females among its employees and applicants in approximate proportion to the minority composition of the Carroll County community.