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Recognizing and Reporting Terrorist Activity

Carroll County residents are encouraged to take an active role in homeland security by remaining vigilant and alert regarding terrorism and criminal-related activity.  By promptly reporting suspicious activities, residents can help law enforcement prevent a terrorist attack.

Click here to see the 7 SIGNS OF TERRORISM

Reporting Terrorist Activity

When reporting suspicious activity, it is helpful to give the most accurate description possible of the situation, including:
  • Brief Description of the Activity
  • Date, Time and Location of the Activity
  • Physical Identifiers of the Person(s) Observed
  • Vehicle Descriptor Information
  • Where Any Suspicious Persons May Have Gone

If you believe you have information that would help authorities, you are encouraged to do the following:

  1. If this is an EMERGENCY or the crime is in progress, dial 911 on your telephone.
  2. Call the Maryland Joint Terrorism Task Force Toll Free Hotline at toll-free (866) 258-JTTF (5883)



Visit these helpful links below for more information on recognizing and preventing Terrorism in your community.

Anti-Defamation League
Emergency Preparedness

CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL: Information about preparing for disasters that are natural or terrorist related.

US ALARM: Mother Nature safety tips to protect your home.



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.