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Internet Predator Program

CCPSThe Carroll County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with Carroll County Public Schools is concerned about the safety of our children on the internet. If you feel that your child is or has been the victim of an internet predator, please contact the Carroll County Sheriff's Office or your local law enforcement agency immediately. By working together we will reduce this growing problem.

For more information on internet safety and discussing this topic with your children, please visit the links on this page for additional safety resources.




        • Your child or teen spends a great deal of time online.
        • You find pornography on the family computer.
        • Your child or teen receives phone calls from people you don't know or makes calls to numbers you don't recognize.
        • Your child or teen withdraws from family and friends or quickly turns the computer monitor off or changes the screen if an adult enters the room.
        • Your child or teen is using someone else's online account.

If your child receives sexually explicit images from an online correspondent or if he or she is solicited sexually, contact the Carroll County Sheriff's Office or your local law enforcement agency. You can also report to or by calling


Click here to view and/or download the Carroll County Sheriff's Office publication on this subject entitled "Keep Them Safe".



NetSmartz® is a parent and guardian's premier, online resource for learning about Internet safety, computers and the Web where you can easily search for answers to your questions about the online world.


NetSmartz® is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® and Boys & Girls Clubs of America® for children (ages 5-17), parents, guardians, educators and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet. The NetSmartz® Workshop can be accessed at and

Missing Child



Website Safety for Kids & Teens



Cybersafety Prevention 101




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

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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.