2010 Patrol Admin Annual Report

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2010 Patrol Admin Annual Report
Washington County
Sheriff ’s Office
2010 Patrol Division
Administrative Report
Sheriff
Douglas W. Mullendore
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Patrol Division Report Table of Contents
5-6
Letter from Sheriff Mullendore
7
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Oath of Office for Deputy Sheriff
7
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Mission Statement
7
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Code of Ethics
8
Organizational Chart & Authorized Positions
9
Sworn Patrol Division Seniority Analysis
9-10
Washington County Population Analysis
10
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Manpower Totals
11
Patrol Budget FY 2007– 2010
12
Internal Investigations, Use of Force, Vehicle Pursuits, Departmental Accidents
13
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Calls for Service 2004– 2010
13
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Calls for Service by Month 2010
14
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Calls for Service by Day of the Week 2010
14
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Calls for Service by Hour of Day 2010
15
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Report Calls by Year 2004-2010
15
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Calls for Service by Patrol Sector 2010
16
Assist Another Police Agency
16
Calls in Specific Areas in Washington County
17
Washington County 911 Calls by Month 2010
17
Washington County Sheriff’s Office 911 Calls vs. Calls for Service
17
Washington County 911 Center Call Distribution
18
Burglar Alarm Response
19-21 Washington County Sheriff’s Office Call Situations
22-24 Maryland UCR by Police Agency 2009
25-31 Maryland UCR Arrests by Agency 2009
32
Washington County UCR Part 1 Offenses 2006 – 2010
32
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile and Adult Arrest
33
Washington County Sheriff’s Office UCR Arrests 2004– 2010
34
Washington County Sheriffs Office Property Stolen and Property Recovered Totals 2010
35
RAPIDS
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Table of Contents Continued
35-37 Criminal Investigation Unit
37
Computer Forensics
38
Evidence Technician
39
Domestic Violence, Lethality Assessment Statistics
39
Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center
40-41 Special Response Team
42
Canine Team
43-44 Narcotics Task Force
45-46 Washington County Gang Task Force
47
Gang Analyst
48
2010 Gang Statistics
49
Traffic Interdiction Unit
50-51 Sex Offender Registration Program
52-53 Crime Analyst
54
CompStat
55-60 Crime Prevention Unit
61-63 School Resource Program
64-65 Community Deputy Program
65-69 Training and Recruitment
70
Quartermaster
70
Fleet Manager
71
Fleet Fuel Prices by Delivery 2010
71
Fleet Combined Mileages 2003– 2010
72
Traffic Citations 2003-2010
72
Traffic Warnings 2010
72
Safety Equipment Repair Orders 2003-2010
73
DUI/DWI Enforcement 2010
74
Washington County Traffic Accident Data 2004– 2008
75
Types of Traffic Collisions
75
Top Accident Locations and Other Data from MAARS Reports
76
MAARS Reported Accidents by Month of Year 2010
76
MAARS vs. Code 89 Accidents by Month of Year 2010
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Letter from Sheriff Mullendore
Dear Citizen,
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was very busy in
2010 as we accomplished our established goals. I will provide
you with the highlights of those accomplishments.
On January 8, 2010 the emergency dispatch centers of the
Fire & Emergency Services, the Hagerstown Police Department,
and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office were consolidated
into one Emergency Communications Center. This accomplishment provides a more efficient means for our citizens to receive
services from all of our public safety partners. It also provided
better coordination between the various public safety entities.
The Maryland State Police consolidated with the Emergency
Communication Center in September, 2010.
On May 10, 2010 Central Booking became fully operational. All police officers making
an arrest in Washington County now bring their arrestee to the Central Booking facility. The
officer completes the information for their charging document and turns the arrestee over to the
Central Booking personnel and they then return to patrol our streets. This takes about 30 to 45
minutes as opposed to the 3 to 4 hours it previously took to process arrestees. The Central
Booking personnel complete the rest of the processing and walk the arrestee over to the District
Court Commissioner’s area for their hearing on commitment. The District Court Commissioners are located in the same facility as Central Booking. This means that the arrestee is transported to Central Booking from the site of arrest and then do not have to be transported any further. This provides a more efficient means of processing and limits the escape risk of individuals who are arrested.
In May 2010, construction began on a 96 bed dormitory style housing unit at the Washington County Detention Center. This housing unit will take care of the immediate overcrowding conditions at the Detention Center and allow us to better manage our inmate population.
This housing unit is expected to be completed by the summer of 2011.
On June 6, 2010 the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the three smaller municipal
police departments became the first users of the new UHF digital trunked radio system. The
Hagerstown Police Department joined on the system a couple of weeks later. This was a huge
milestone as a majority of law enforcement could actually talk to one another and could hear all
of the units in the field. The Maryland State Police and Fire & EMS also joined on the system
in the fall of 2010. The County now has a totally interoperable radio system where all public
safety personnel can communicate directly with one another. This provides for better coordination of response and utilization of resources.
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Letter from Sheriff Mullendore Continued
On November 20, 2010 the Washington County Sheriff’s Office became accredited by
the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). This accreditation
tells our citizens that the Sheriff’s Office is operating under nationally accepted standards. This
increases the professionalism of the Sheriff’s Office and provides for better interaction with our
citizens. Only two percent of the nation’s law enforcement agencies are accredited through
CALEA making the Washington County Sheriff’s Office among the most elite agencies in the
country.
In December 2010, the Washington County Detention Center was audited by the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards. The Detention Center did very well on the audit
and is expected to be re-accredited in the near future.
The above achievements are but just a few of the accomplishments of the Washington
County Sheriff’s Office in 2010. Each year we re-visit our Strategic Plan to look at our shortterm and long-term goals. We strive to provide the very best services to our citizens without
significantly increasing our operating costs. A barometer of our success is that major crime in
Washington County was reduced by 19 percent over the last three years. We won’t stop with
these successes. We will continue to work to improve the professionalism and efficiency of
public safety in Washington County. I hope that you, the citizen, are as proud of the dedicated
professional staff at the Sheriff’s Office as I am.
Sincerely,
Sheriff Douglas Mullendore
Washington County, Maryland
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Oath of Office for Deputy Sheriff
I ____________________ do swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United
States and I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the State of Maryland, and support the
Constitution and Laws thereof, and that I will, to the best of my skill and judgment, diligently
and faithfully, without partiality or prejudice, execute the office of DEPUTY SHERIFF
according to the Constitution and Laws of this State.
Patrol Mission Statement
 To uphold and enforce the laws of the State of Maryland in an impartial manner without
favoritism or bias.
 To support the Constitution of the United States of America and the State of Maryland.
 To act as guardian of lives and property, to the best of the Sheriff’s Office abilities and capabilities, protecting citizens from harm, deception, intimidation, violence and disorder.
 To live an untainted life which, in all aspects, will reflect honor upon the Sheriff’s Office
and the profession of law enforcement.
Code of Ethics
As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard
lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional
Rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.
I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in
the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint, and be constantly mindful of the
welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be
exemplary in obeying the laws of land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or
hear of a confidential nature or that is confided in me in my official capacity will be kept ever
secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I will never act officiously, or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution
of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without favor, malice, or ill
will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities offered with
the expectation of special consideration.
I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public
trust to be held as long as I am true to the ethics of the law enforcement service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen
profession.
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Patrol Division Sworn Law Enforcement Organizational Chart
Authorized Patrol Positions FY 2010 Budget


Sworn Law Enforcement (including Sheriff)Civilian StaffOffice Manager
Administrative Assistant
Office Associate
Quartermaster
Training Coordinator
Fleet Maintenance
Property Technician
Crime Analyst
Sex Offender Registration
*Sex Offender Address Verification
Public Safety Systems Manager
Gang Analyst
* Grant funded position
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1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
Sworn Patrol Division Seniority Analysis
31-35 Years
4%
26-30 Years
7%
21-25 Years
6%
1-5 Years
34%
16-20 Years
12%
11-15 Years
21%
6-10 Years
16%
Washington County Population Analysis
Year
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Wash. Co. Pop. Total
138, 816
141,252
143,334
145,113
145,384
145,910
Municipal Population
49, 844
50,924
51,993
52,855
52,977
53,221
3,060
3,052
3,324
3,374
3,448
3,340
Clear Spring
459
465
465
464
461
465
Funkstown
960
955
939
942
937
942
Hagerstown
37,541
38,246
38,980
39,640
39,728
39,996
Hancock
1,724
1,728
1,718
1,741
1,743
1,752
Keedysville
688
826
812
840
862
874
Sharpsburg
672
671
663
662
661
666
Smithsburg
2,726
2,855
2,893
2,902
2,908
2,909
Williamsport
2,014
2,125
2,197
2,285
2,278
2,277
Boonsboro
* Data compiled by Maryland State Data Analysis Center - Population Estimates
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Washington County Sheriff’s Office Population Graph
148,000
146,000
144,662
142,984
144,000
141,119
142,000
140,000
138,707
138,000
136,000
145,384 145,910
136,331
134,550
134,000
132,000
130,000
128,000
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
* Data complied by the Maryland State Data Analysis Center - Estimated
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Manpower Tools
Year
WSCO
HPD
MSP
Hancock
Smithsburg Boonsboro
2005
77
95
45
3
2
2
222
2006
81
97
45
4
3
3
233
2007
93
99
45
3
3
4
247
2008
94
103
47
4
4
4
256
2009
95
100
47
3
4
4
253
* Information compiled by the Maryland State Police Uniform Crime Report
260
256
250
247
253
240
233
230
220
222
210
200
2005
2006
2007
10
2008
2009
TOTAL
Patrol Division Budget Information
FY 2011
Salary & Benefits- $6,948,640
Operating Budget- $909,740
Capitol Outlay Budget- $00.00
Total Budget- $7,858,380
FY 2010
Salary & Benefits- $6,952,930
Operating Budget- $981,420
Capitol Outlay Budget- $387,560
Total Budget- $8,321,910
FY 2009
Salary & Benefits- $7,276,700
Operating Budget- $944,990
Capitol Outlay Budget- $653,386
Total Budget- $8,873,790
FY 2008
Salary & Benefits- $6,646,000
Operating Budget- $777,852
Capitol Outlay Budget- $357,277
Total Budget- $7,661,289
FY 2007
Salary & Benefits- $5,981,740
Operating Budget- $729,275
Capitol Outlay Budget- $344,742
Total Budget- $6,995,980
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Internal Investigations
 Four (4) Complaints against personnel were received
 Four (4) Findings of “Unfounded”
Use of Force
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


Twenty-nine (29) Use of Force reports submitted
All incidents involved the use of Physical Force
Eighteen (18) involved the Use of Force; i.e., Taser, Pepper Agent
Two (2) Use of Force reports involved female
Twenty-seven (27) subjects were male
One (1) Use of Force involving K-9
Zero (0) Incidents resulted in Disciplinary Action involving Sheriff’s Office Personnel
All incidents were ruled to be “Justified Use of Force”
Vehicle Pursuits
 Thirteen (13) Vehicle Pursuits Reported
 Five (5) pursuits initiated by other Police Agencies, Assisted by Sheriff’s Office
 Two (2) pursuits terminated at Pennsylvania State Line
 Four (4) Use of Stinger Spike Systems, 1 Apprehension in WV & 1 Apprehension in PA
 Eleven (11) pursuits resulted in apprehension of fleeing driver
Departmental Vehicle Accidents




Thirty-four (34) Departmental Accidents reported in 2010
Eight (8) collisions determined to be “At Fault” by Sheriff’s Personnel
Ten (10) collisions involving animals; i.e., Deer (9), Raccoon (1)
Disciplinary action ranged from written counseling to suspension without pay as well as
attending certified Defensive Driver Training through the Maryland Police Training
Commission
 Three (3) Patrol Vehicles were “totaled” as a result of damage received during the collisions
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Calls for Service 2004 - 2010
80,000
69,605
71,247
71,498
2008
2009
2010
70,000
50,000
57,361
54,957
60,000
48,520
49,688
2004
2005
40,000
30,000
20,000
10,000
0
2006
2007
Calls for Service by Month 2010
7,000
6,000
6,240
5,688
5,540
5,806
6,123
6,303
6,364
6,121
6,119 6,031
6,316
4,847
5,000
4,000
3,000
2,000
1,000
0
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
13
Jul
Aug Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
Calls for Service by Day of the Week 2010
11356
11305
12000
10698
10641
10691
10000
8914
7893
8000
6000
4000
2000
0
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Events by Hour of Day 2010
800
700
671
626
600
544
500
570
582
556
578
548
514
450
447
400
401
328
300
215
200
259
225
185
174
237 210
209
109
100
68
61
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
The chart above shows how many calls for service were received per hour. The Washington
County Sheriff’s Office slowest time for calls for service in 2010 was between 0400 and
0600 hours. The busiest time for calls for service in 2010 was between 1300 and 1400 hours.
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Report Calls by Year 2010
9,000
8,000
7,000
6,488
6,655
2004
2005
7,545
7,695
7,568
2006
2007
2008
7,907
7,929
2009
2010
6,000
5,000
4,000
3,000
2,000
1,000
0
Calls for Service by Patrol Sector 2010
Sector
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
21
22
23
24
Total
1,749
1,057
1,139
1,142
6,434
1,716
7,423
1,091
5,703
1,019
14,975
5,209
1,192
1,531
25
1,826
26
27
210
948
S23
2%
S24
3%
S25
3%
S26
1%
S27 S1
2% 3%
S2
2%
S3
2%
S4
2%
S22
10%
S5
12%
S6
3%
S21
27%
S10
2%
S9
10%
S8
2%
S7
14%
In December 2009, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office switched to a consolidated Records Management System. The consolidation allows the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and other police agencies within the county to view incidents that are occurring outside
of their jurisdiction. The Sheriff’s Office district layout changed due to the consolidation
and went from 8 patrol districts to 1 through 10 on the East side and 21-27 on the West side
of the county.
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Assist Another Police Agency
Assist Other Police Department
Smithsburg
7%
Other 9%
Boonsboro
5%
Narcotics
Task Force
3%
Assistance to other agencies by shift
Hancock
6%
2400 0800 23%
0800 1600 32%
Hagerstow n
27%
1600 2400 45%
Maryland
State Police
43%
Calls in Specific Areas in Washington County
Location
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Boonsboro
832
593
902
952
667
Clear Spring
466
437
898
1086
910
Funkstown
678
1129
1807
1225
976
Hagerstown
7365
7678
8544
10376
9568
Hancock
632
474
1091
930
633
Keedysville
187
283
828
358
442
Maugansville
491
557
1131
923
916
Sharpsburg
410
653
735
519
421
Smithsburg
512
644
730
946
569
Williamsport
2475
2411
3450
2926
2778
Valley Mall
1168
1155
1458
1651
1464
Prime Outlets
298
288
513
593
538
Remainder of
County
37860
39927
43594
48772
51796
TOTAL
54977
57359
66535
71247
71498
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Washington County Sheriff’s Office
911 Calls by Month 2010
1800
1,524
1600
1400
1200
1000
1,224
883
931
Jan
Feb
1,282
1,338
Apr
May
1,682
1,517
1,524
1,514
1,367
1,344
Nov
Dec
800
600
400
200
0
Mar
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Washington County Sheriff’s Office 911 Calls vs. Calls for Service
911 Calls
23%
Calls for Service
77%
Washington County 911 Center Call Distribution
Other 911 Calls
7%
MSP
5%
Alarms
20%
EMS
13%
WCSO
20%
Other Police Agencies
35%
17
Burglar Alarm Response
In 2010, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received 3,476 burglar and robbery
alarms. Out of this total, only 8 alarms were good and resulted in an incident report. Over 2,658
alarms resulted in no action or were cancelled by the alarm company. Most of the accidental
alarms were activated by company employees, homeowners and/or animals. Weather conditions
also played a small role in the activation of several alarms.
Alarm Response Disposition
Alarm Response Disposition
Good
0%
Bad/No Action
77%
Malfunction
4%
Weather
1%
Accidential
18%
Alarm Response by Shift
Alarm Responses by Shift
2400- 0800
28%
1600-2400
35%
0800-1600
37%
18
Calls for Service Per Event 2010
8401
ATL - Attempt to Locate
472
9014
Call referred to or handled by other PD
7620
Abandoned Motor Vehicle
105
7212
Carjacking Reported
0
7931
Abuse to Elder/Mentally Challenged
20
7211
Carjacking in Progress
0
8520
Accident - Fatal
8
8424
Check Well Being
979
8521
Accident - Personal Injury
411
7932
Child Abuse
58
8522
Accident - Property Damage
2139
7933
Child Neglect
61
8800
Administrative Assignment
369
8425
Child Sex Offender Address Check
236
9000
Aircraft Crash
0
9016
Civil Matter
201
9002
Aircraft Landing Problems, etc.
0
8426
Civil Order Address Check
0
9018
Code Violation
0
8300
Alarm
8901
Community Policing
39
8210
Alcohol Violations
33
8902
Composite/Facial Recognition
0
9004
Animal Bite
50
8924
Computer Forensic Processing
0
9006
Animal Complaint (Other than Bite)
389
9020
Contractual Overtime
600
7702
Arson Reported
11
7814
Counterfeiting
15
7701
Arson in Progress
1
8903
Court
7302
Assault Reported
436
7813
Credit Card Offenses
25
7301
Assault in Progress
134
8930
Crime Prevention/Public Relations
115
8603
Assist EMS
347
8904
Crime Scene Processing
25
8604
Assist Fire Department
91
7022
Death - Attended/Unattended
69
9022
Death Notification
17
8602
Assist Non-Police Agency
103
8011
Disorderly Conduct, Disturbance
1587
8601
Assist Other Police Department
1997
8002
Domestic Reported
292
7013
Attempted Suicide Reported
33
8001
Domestic in Progress
598
7011
Attempted Suicide in Progress
78
8530
Driving While Intoxicated
305
8900
Background Investigation
17
7021
Drowning
0
8421
Bank Check
59
7812
Embezzlement Reported
2
9008
Bomb Threat
5
7944
Emergency Commitment
288
9010
Bombing/Explosive Incident
3
9024
Escape
2
9012
Bribery
0
9026
Escort
3
9028
Eviction
19
7402
Burglary Reported
415
9030
Executive Protection Detail
0
7401
Burglary in Progress
105
9032
False Report of Crime
1
8230
CDS/Drug Violations
372
8734
Final Peace Order Attempted
3476
19
503
1951
238
Calls For Service Continued
8733
Final Peace Order Service
137
9056
Locked out of or in vehicle or building
6
8724
Final Protective Order Attempted
616
9058
Loitering
23
8723
Final Protective Order Service
323
7921
104
8922
Fingerprinting
50
Lost or Found Person not reported
missing
8925
Firearms Record Check
0
7512
Lost/Found Property (Not Stolen)
117
9034
Firearms/Weapons - Surrender
32
7511
Lost/Found Property Reported
165
9036
Fireworks Complaint
73
7522
Malicious Destruction of Property Reported
661
9038
Flee/Elude Police Pursuit
14
7521
Follow-up - Part 1
1506
Malicious Destruction of Property in
Progress
35
8911
8912
Follow-up - Part 2
2910
7943
Mental Person
269
8913
Follow-up - Part 3
898
9098
Miscellaneous
50
7811
Forgery
8
8742
47
7802
Fraud/Bad Check Reported
Miscellaneous Court Paper Attempted
Service
7801
Fraud/Back Check in Progress
6
8741
Miscellaneous Court Paper Service
33
9040
Fugitive
0
7911
Missing Person
316
8240
Gambling Violations
0
9060
Natural Disaster
0
8931
Gang Awareness Presentation
0
8020
Noise Complaint
460
7524
Gang Graffiti
5
9062
11
8830
Grant - School Bus
152
Notifications (excluding Death
Notification)
9044
Harassment
362
9064
Obstructing or Hindering a Police Officer
0
9046
Hazmat Investigation
0
8518
Parking Complaint/ Offense
7001
Homicide
0
8411
Patrol/Sector Check Made
7002
Homicide - Reported
0
8412
Patrol/Sector Check Requested
9048
Impersonating a Police Officer
1
9068
Perjury
7103
Indecent Exposure
15
9070
Police Information
9050
Industrial/Agricultural Accident
1
8920
Polygraph/CVSA Examination
0
7942
Injured/Sick Person
21
8250
Pornography
8
7941
Intoxicated Person
113
8926
Prisoner Transport
8923
Intoximeter Test
183
8260
Prostitution
2
9052
Juvenile Offenses - Truant/Out of
Control
49
8102
Prowler
41
8013
Public Nuisance
40
7902
Kidnapping/Abduction Reported
3
7102
Rape/Sex Offense Reported
67
7901
Kidnapping/Abduction in Progress
0
7101
Rape/Sex Offense in Progress
1
9054
Littering
26
7603
Recovery of Stolen Vehicle
16
150
20
291
10525
215
0
306
918
Calls For Service Continued
7621
Removed Abandoned Motor Vehicle
50
7502
Theft Reported
1190
7622
Repossession of Vehicle
316
7612
Theft from Motor Vehicle Reported
409
8012
Riot/Crowd Control
0
7501
Theft in Progress
95
7202
Robbery Reported
16
8220
Tobacco Violations
24
7201
Robbery in Progress
15
7630
Towed Motor Vehicle
200
9084
SRT/Hostage Negotiator Callout
9
7631
Towed Vehicle Release
2
8422
School Checks
28
8510
Traffic Complaint/Arrest
652
9074
Search Warrant or Consent Search of
Vehicle or Building
123
8511
Traffic Direction
27
8512
Traffic Enforcement Performed
713
9076
Service to Advise
527
8513
Traffic Enforcement Requested
36
9078
Service to Standby
290
8514
Traffic Hazard
395
8921
Sex Offender Registration
483
8515
Traffic Signs/Signals - Damaged/
Malfunctioning
61
9080
Sidewalk Obstruction
0
8501
Traffic Stop
9082
Skateboard Complaint
0
8820
Training
403
8840
Sobriety Check Point
2
9088
Trespassing
179
8810
Special Assignment
1537
7604
Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle
39
7510
Stolen Property - Possess/Buy/
Receive/Recover
19
7945
Undesirable
166
7012
Suicide Reported
11
7403
Unsecured Door or Window
81
8712
Summons Attempted
2261
9090
Urination in Public
3
8711
Summons Service
1221
7523
Vandalism (No Damage)
258
8101
Suspicious Person/Subject Stop
1031
8516
Vehicle - Disabled/Assistance
681
8110
Suspicious Vehicle
1084
7602
Vehicle Theft Reported
121
7613
Tampering with Motor Vehicle
29
7601
Vehicle Theft in Progress
9
8423
Tavern Checks
2
9092
14
9086
Telephone Misuse
40
Violation - Sex Offender Registration
8732
Temporary Peace Order Attempted
670
9094
Violation of Protective Order or
Peace Order - In Progress
36
9086
Telephone Misuse
40
9096
14
8732
Temporary Peace Order Attempted
670
Violation of Protective Order or
Peace Order - Reported
8731
Temporary Peace Order Serviced
349
8702
Warrant Attempted
4594
8722
Temporary Protective Order
Attempted Service
751
8701
Warrant Service
2553
8270
Weapons - Discharge/Shots Fired
123
8721
Temporary Protective Order Service
418
8271
Weapons Violations
32
7611
Theft From Motor Vehicle in Progress
10
21
11836
Maryland Uniform Crime Report
HOMICIDE
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
2
0
4
0
0
Hagerstown City Police Department
2
4
2
3
0
Hancock Police Department
0
0
0
0
2
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
0
0
0
0
0
Smithsburg Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Boonsboro Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
4
4
6
3
2
RAPE
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
8
19
24
12
19
Hagerstown City Police Department
4
8
11
1
3
Hancock Police Department
0
0
0
0
1
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
5
1
2
2
2
Smithsburg Police Department
1
0
1
0
0
Boonsboro Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
18
28
38
15
25
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
15
29
27
23
18
Hagerstown City Police Department
84
117
99
83
73
Hancock Police Department
1
5
0
1
0
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
11
5
9
9
5
Smithsburg Police Department
0
2
0
0
0
Boonsboro Police Department
0
0
2
0
0
111
158
137
116
96
ROBBERY
Totals
22
Maryland Uniform Crime Report Continued
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
138
151
162
130
100
Hagerstown City Police Department
189
166
111
119
115
Hancock Police Department
13
4
6
12
14
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
43
52
41
39
41
Smithsburg Police Department
5
4
4
8
2
Boonsboro Police Department
0
1
0
0
0
Totals
388
378
324
308
272
BURGLARY
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
275
377
326
335
317
Hagerstown City Police Department
328
303
270
294
239
Hancock Police Department
14
13
1
7
5
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
77
77
68
50
52
Smithsburg Police Department
7
9
7
8
5
Boonsboro Police Department
1
7
7
7
8
Totals
702
786
679
701
626
LARCENCY
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
878
900
861
924
836
Hagerstown City Police Department
1,024
1,159
1,214
1,058
1,041
Hancock Police Department
39
27
19
34
32
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
327
231
194
181
128
Smithsburg Police Department
30
37
34
13
4
Boonsboro Police Department
8
13
16
24
16
2,306
2,367
2,338
2,234
2,057
Totals
23
Maryland Uniform Crime Report Continued
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
86
115
89
90
47
Hagerstown City Police Department
135
148
117
130
118
Hancock Police Department
2
1
3
1
4
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
37
30
29
22
13
Smithsburg Police Department
1
2
1
2
0
Boonsboro Police Department
0
4
1
1
0
Totals
261
300
240
246
182
TOTAL OFFENSES
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
1,402
1,591
1,493
1,514
1,337
Hagerstown City Police Department
1,766
1,905
1,824
1,685
1,589
Hancock Police Department
69
50
29
55
58
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
500
396
343
301
240
Smithsburg Police Department
44
54
47
31
11
Boonsboro Police Department
9
25
26
32
24
3,790
4,021
3,762
3,623
3,259
Totals
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office handled approximately 41% of Part 1 Offenses in Washington County in
2009. If you exclude crimes which occurred in Hagerstown City, the Sheriff’s Office handled 80% of reported
Part 1 crimes that occurred in Washington County.
Boonsboro Police
Department 1%
MSP - Hagerstow n
Barracks 7%
Washington County
Sheriff's Office 41%
Hagerstow n City
Police Department 48%
Smithsburg Police
Department 1%
Hancock Police
Department 2%
24
Maryland UCR Crime Report Arrests
MURDER
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
1
0
4
0
0
Hagerstown City Police Department
2
4
2
5
0
Hancock Police Department
0
0
0
0
1
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
0
0
0
0
0
Smithsburg Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Boonsboro Police Department
N/A
0
0
0
0
2
4
2
5
1
Totals
MANSLAUGHTER
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
0
0
0
1
0
Hagerstown City Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Hancock Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
0
0
0
2
0
Smithsburg Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Boonsboro Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
0
0
0
3
0
RAPE
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
2
7
9
9
14
Hagerstown City Police Department
0
2
1
1
1
Hancock Police Department
0
0
0
0
1
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
0
1
1
1
2
Smithsburg Police Department
1
0
0
0
0
Boonsboro Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
3
10
11
11
18
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
11
21
27
21
22
Hagerstown City Police Department
42
32
37
36
9
Hancock Police Department
0
0
0
1
0
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
0
7
11
6
2
Smithsburg Police Department
0
3
0
0
0
Boonsboro Police Department
N/A
0
0
0
0
53
62
76
64
33
ROBBERY
Totals
25
Maryland Crime Report Arrests Continued
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
148
158
131
157
326
Hagerstown City Police Department
121
129
77
79
56
Hancock Police Department
4
5
4
11
7
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
23
35
20
22
27
Smithsburg Police Department
4
5
2
9
1
Boonsboro Police Department
1
0
0
0
0
Totals
301
332
234
278
417
BURLGARY
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
76
102
87
61
102
Hagerstown City Police Department
59
50
22
19
26
Hancock Police Department
3
2
1
4
3
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
15
27
20
8
34
Smithsburg Police Department
2
2
4
8
5
Boonsboro Police Department
0
0
2
2
1
Totals
155
183
136
102
171
LARCENY
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
257
300
318
254
395
Hagerstown City Police Department
297
233
284
252
270
Hancock Police Department
8
9
4
6
9
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
85
96
72
42
41
Smithsburg Police Department
4
8
6
3
2
Boonsboro Police Department
0
4
4
5
3
Totals
651
650
688
562
720
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
33
52
27
38
29
Hagerstown City Police Department
38
16
9
16
7
Hancock Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
14
19
16
3
5
Smithsburg Police Department
0
0
1
0
0
Boonsboro Police Department
0
1
0
0
0
Totals
85
88
53
57
41
26
Maryland Crime Report Arrests Continued
OTHER ASSAULTS
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
292
332
347
281
259
Hagerstown City Police Department
946
868
874
811
709
Hancock Police Department
2
0
0
1
4
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
90
75
92
76
25
Smithsburg Police Department
9
15
14
8
3
Boonsboro Police Department
0
3
2
4
0
Totals
1339
1293
1329
1181
1000
ARSON
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
8
7
2
3
5
Hagerstown City Police Department
5
2
1
3
0
Hancock Police Department
1
0
0
0
0
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
3
0
0
1
0
Smithsburg Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Boonsboro Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
17
9
3
7
5
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
13
14
8
17
9
Hagerstown City Police Department
41
39
51
40
19
Hancock Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
1
1
2
2
0
Smithsburg Police Department
0
0
0
0
1
Boonsboro Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
55
54
61
59
29
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
37
55
38
38
30
Hagerstown City Police Department
232
148
55
31
24
Hancock Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
4
18
5
13
6
Smithsburg Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Boonsboro Police Department
0
1
0
1
1
273
222
98
83
61
FORGERY
FRAUD
Totals
27
Maryland Crime Report Arrests Continued
EMBEZZLEMENT
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
14
12
25
22
7
Hagerstown City Police Department
1
3
0
0
0
Hancock Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
0
2
4
2
2
Smithsburg Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Boonsboro Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
15
5
29
24
9
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
3
7
5
3
0
Hagerstown City Police Department
0
0
1
1
1
Hancock Police Department
1
1
0
0
0
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
3
1
2
0
3
Smithsburg Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Boonsboro Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
7
9
8
4
4
VANDALISM
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
112
63
81
60
72
Hagerstown City Police Department
0
76
96
100
81
Hancock Police Department
1
0
0
0
0
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
25
16
12
9
10
Smithsburg Police Department
6
13
7
3
2
Boonsboro Police Department
1
0
1
4
2
Totals
145
168
197
176
167
WEAPONS
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009`
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
23
17
28
18
25
Hagerstown City Police Department
61
62
44
42
48
Hancock Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
7
7
6
4
6
Smithsburg Police Department
1
2
1
2
2
Boonsboro Police Department
0
0
0
1
0
Totals
92
88
79
67
81
STOLEN PROPERTY
28
Maryland Crime Report Arrests Continued
PROSTITUTION
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
0
3
0
1
0
Hagerstown City Police Department
21
37
21
24
19
Hancock Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
0
0
0
0
0
Smithsburg Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Boonsboro Police Department
0
0
3
0
0
Totals
21
37
24
25
19
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
7
8
19
10
7
Hagerstown City Police Department
34
37
30
23
20
Hancock Police Department
0
0
0
1
0
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
3
4
19
8
7
Smithsburg Police Department
2
1
0
0
0
Boonsboro Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
47
50
68
42
34
NARCOTICS
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
332
337
453
637
646
Hagerstown City Police Department
296
256
310
303
311
Hancock Police Department
12
9
14
3
5
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
169
181
224
209
195
Smithsburg Police Department
8
13
15
18
4
Boonsboro Police Department
0
9
5
14
2
Totals
817
805
1021
1184
1163
FAMILY OFFENSES
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
0
0
2
7
24
Hagerstown City Police Department
92
92
87
61
50
Hancock Police Department
4
4
0
0
0
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
1
1
0
2
1
Smithsburg Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Boonsboro Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
97
97
89
70
75
SEX OFFENSE
29
Maryland Crime Report Arrests Continued
DWI/DUI
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
282
236
281
342
191
Hagerstown City Police Department
170
176
150
136
124
Hancock Police Department
3
28
28
9
4
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
375
400
345
294
325
Smithsburg Police Department
1
1
0
2
0
Boonsboro Police Department
2
2
11
1
2
Totals
833
843
815
784
646
DISORDERLY
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
12
5
1
10
14
Hagerstown City Police Department
87
77
117
105
97
Hancock Police Department
10
2
11
3
7
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
12
5
11
7
5
Smithsburg Police Department
2
4
2
4
0
Boonsboro Police Department
0
0
0
4
1
123
93
142
133
124
ALL OTHER
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
1178
1405
1423
1400
2000
Hagerstown City Police Department
1187
1061
1017
976
525
Hancock Police Department
13
6
4
19
5
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
97
101
82
76
86
Smithsburg Police Department
17
27
41
20
13
Boonsboro Police Department
0
10
7
1
2
Totals
2492
2610
2574
2492
2631
RUNAWAY
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
92
93
109
82
22
Hagerstown City Police Department
6
5
13
2
0
Hancock Police Department
0
0
1
2
0
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
0
1
6
1
4
Smithsburg Police Department
1
0
2
0
0
Boonsboro Police Department
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
99
99
131
87
26
Totals
30
Maryland Crime Report Arrests Continued
ADULT ARRESTS
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
2577
2964
3115
3276
3922
Hagerstown City Police Department
3030
2871
2702
2529
1870
Hancock Police Department
43
62
63
31
29
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
801
879
781
709
743
Smithsburg Police Department
32
42
54
47
16
Boonsboro Police Department
3
13
21
15
10
Totals
6486
6831
6736
6607
6590
JUVENILE ARRESTS
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
483
488
474
443
316
Hagerstown City Police Department
662
574
620
554
566
Hancock Police Department
22
13
11
29
19
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
146
133
173
81
43
Smithsburg Police Department
33
74
62
37
20
Boonsboro Police Department
1
20
12
19
3
Totals
1347
1302
1352
1163
967
TOTAL ARRESTS
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
3060
3452
3589
3719
4238
Hagerstown City Police Department
3692
3445
3322
3083
2436
Hancock Police Department
65
75
74
60
48
MSP– Hagerstown Barracks
947
1012
954
790
786
Smithsburg Police Department
65
116
116
84
36
Boonsboro Police Department
4
33
33
34
13
7833
8133
8088
7770
7557
Totals
31
Washington County Sheriff’s Office UCR Part 1 Offenses
Year
Murder
Rape
Robbery
Assault
Burglary Larceny
Vehicle
Theft
Arson
Total
2010
2
13
16
342
316
906
48
0
1643
2009
0
17
17
272
308
808
43
0
1465
2008
0
13
25
132
337
934
95
0
1536
2007
5
24
27
163
328
871
92
0
1510
2006
0
19
29
151
377
900
115
0
1591
1700
1650
1643
1600
1591
1550
1536
1510
1500
1465
1450
1400
1350
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Adult and Juvenile Arrest
3932
4000
3418
3500
3000
3011
2964
2711
2500
3600
2577
2279
Adult
2000
Juvenile
1500
1000
500
546
335
477
464
554
489
295
242
0
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
32
2008
2009
2010
Washington County Sheriff’s Office UCR Arrest by Offense
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Murder & Non Negligence Manslaughter
2
1
0
4
0
0
3
Manslaughter by Negligence
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
Forcible Rape
0
2
7
9
9
14
11
Robbery
8
11
21
27
22
26
14
Felonious Assault
110
148
158
131
166
325
382
Breaking and Entering
48
76
102
87
75
101
106
Theft
162
257
300
318
317
359
436
Motor Vehicle Theft
24
33
52
27
79
29
19
Other Assaults
223
292
332
347
355
252
114
Arson
10
8
7
2
3
9
9
Forgery & Counterfeiting
13
13
14
8
29
9
7
Fraud
26
37
55
38
80
30
46
Embezzlement
11
14
12
25
0
7
9
Stolen Property
8
3
7
5
0
0
0
Vandalism
29
112
63
81
130
69
68
Weapons– Carrying/ Possession
13
23
17
28
24
24
12
Prostitution/ Commercialized Vice
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
Sex Offense
7
8
8
19
29
7
12
Sale/ Manufacture of Drugs
145
134
143
226
38
372
176
Sale/ Manufacture of Opium or Cocaine
114
99
255
150
201
201
103
Sale/ Manufacture of Marijuana
26
27
67
37
99
115
61
Sale/ Manufacture of Synthetic Drugs
8
12
1
27
4
24
8
Possession of Drugs
151
160
134
227
46
261
240
Possession of Opium or Cocaine
38
38
204
52
242
55
117
Possession of Marijuana
77
82
163
107
336
159
65
Possession of Synthetic Drugs
6
5
2
5
1
9
34
Possession of Other Dangerous Drugs
30
35
51
63
46
45
28
Offense Against Family & Children
4
1
0
1
7
20
46
Driving Under Influence
222
282
236
281
355
178
286
Liquor Law
75
125
221
163
256
39
2
Disorderly Conduct
3
12
5
1
18
13
10
All Other Offenses
1196
1178
1405
1423
1174
1985
1086
Runaway
85
92
93
109
92
22
0
TOTALS
2874
3320
3115
4028
4245
4759
3466
UCR ARREST BY OFFENSE
33
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2010
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total
2010
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total
$3,537.00
$7,886.00
$5,352.00
$20,648.00
$12,040.00
$144,118.00
$19,136.00
$349,728.00
$6,087.00
$4,759.00
$35,017.00
$48,095.00
$6,541.00
$164,386.00
$3,328.00
$19,320.00
0
$1,350.00
$499.00
$1,010.00
$2,893.00
$720.00
$1,000.00
0
$3,472.00
$2,669.00
$5,107.00
$600.00
$115,145.00
$3,931.00
$7,615.00
$14,633.00
$15,467.00
$8,344.00
$10,519.00
$14,260.00
$15,444.00
$3,848.00
$5,603.00
$5,582.00
$9,899.00
$40,830.00
$2,490.00
$1,849.00
$3,650.00
$5,115.00
$6,675.00
$3,15.00
$1,586.00
$500.00
$405.00
$4,920.00
$8,560.00
$4,765.00
Firearms
$28,716.00
$8,600.00
$300.00
0
$1,850.00
$7,860.00
$3,120.00
$4,298.00
$738.00
0
$1,950.00
0
0
$15,078.00
$1,792.00
$841.00
$1,271.00
$1,225.00
$654.00
$3,276.00
$548.00
$54.00
$2,440.00
$699.00
$1,578.00
$700.00
$3,023.00
0
$3,000.00
0
0
0
0
0
$23.00
0
0
0
0
Household Consumables Livestock
Misc.
$8,272.00
$27,195.00
0
0
0
$878.00
0
0
0
$6,589.00
$1,006.00
$17,017.00
0
0
$39,575.00
$109,728.00
$1,508.00
$7,273.00
$531.00
0
$51.00
0
$1,000.00
$2,290.00
0
0
$112.00
$1,467.00
0
$17,217.00
$4,040.00
0
$101.00
0
$1,100.00
$1,459.00
0
$2,000.00
$372.00
$1,900.00
0
0
$600.00
$1,342.00
0
$21.00
0
0
$2,486.00
$275.00
0
$130.00
0
0
$330.00
$350.00
$1,140.00
0
$1,000.00
$16,600.00
$140.00
$2,941.00
$150.00
0
$234.00
0
0
$910.00
0
$1,950.00
$135.00
$3,909.00
$487.00
$2,905.00
$1,045.00
0
$151.00
0
$24.00
$1,975.00
0
$3,103.00
$100.00
$145.00
$523.00
0
$3,330.00
$1,266.00
0
0
0
0
$2,100.00
0
0
$1,476.00
$5,351.00
0
0
0
$5.00
$2,100.00
0
0
$13,000.00
$454.00
$16,000.00
$873.00
$5,800.00
0
0
0
$200.00
$889.00
0
0
0
$16,500.00
$169.00
$195.00
0
0
$561.00
0
0
$190.00
0
0
$4,400.00
$619.00
$1,599.00
0
0
$469.00
$15.00
0
$224.00
0
0
0
0
$1,469.00
Office Equip.
Stolen M/V
Clothing
Jewelry
Misc.
$731,237.00
$35,382.00
$42,130.00
$32,703.00
$15,942.00
$34,213.00
$30,605.00
$34,862.00
$33,355.00
$87,191.00
$48,635.00
$324,689.00
$11,530.00
0
TV/Radio Firearms Household Consumables Livestock
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
2010 UCR Property Recovered
$482,,997.00
$123,173.00
$7,700.00
$125,700.00
$63,818.00
$11,400.00
$3,950.00
$39,706.00
$14,300.00
$17,050.00
$35,700.00
$27,500.00
$13,000.00
Currency
$33,794.00
$4,830.00
$1,186.00
$1,303.00
$3,630.00
$8,761.00
$49,391.00
$1,396.00
$2,174.00
$6,815.00
$11,412.00
$3,313.00
$22,748.00
$7,839.00
$810.00
$3,384.00
$908.00
$11,700.00
$1,262.00
$10,699.00
$14,999.00
$330.00
$3,027.00
Clothing Stolen M/V Office Equip. TV/Radio
Jewelry
$59,411.00
Currency
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
2010 UCR Property Stolen
RAPID
Written by Cpl. Alton
RAPID, also known as RPDSS (Regional Pawn Database Sharing System) is a
database that allows law enforcement to check records of pawn shops and second-hand Precious
Metal Dealers statewide. In October 2009, legislation went into effect that required pawn shops
and second-hand Precious Metal dealers to electronically record all purchases. This information
is then downloaded into RAPID or RPDSS. This allows law enforcement to search these records in an attempt to recover or locate stolen property. Law enforcement can search these records by name, address, phone number, zip code, make or model of product, serial number, or
any other distinctive characteristic or markings on the items. Any item with a serial number that
is entered into RAPID or RPDSS is checked daily against all stolen items entered into NCIC.
Two detectives have received training and manage the database on a daily basis. In 2010 there
were 51 cases closed as a result of the RAPID System.
Criminal Investigation Unit
Written by Lt. Knight
The Patrol Division Criminal Investigation Unit is currently staffed with a Lieutenant
(serving as the CIU Supervisor), one Sergeant, one Corporal and four detectives. Deputies are
selected for the Criminal Investigation Unit based on superior performance, initiative, and their
skills in conducting more complex investigations as a patrol deputy. Deputies assigned to the
Criminal Investigation Unit receive intensive training in conducting major criminal investigations such as homicide, rape, robbery, child abuse, etc. Some investigations are self-initiated by
the detective, while others that were previously assigned to a patrol deputy and then re-assigned
to the detective for follow-up.
A Civilian Investigator/Property Clerk is also assigned to the Criminal Investigation
Unit and is primarily responsible for maintaining the Property/Evidence Room and conducting
investigations on all firearms seized.
As a result of the enactment of the “Crime Gun Act” and the need for more strict Domestic Violence laws, each firearm seized must be placed through a series of checks to determine if the firearm is stolen or been used in a prior crime of violence. Additionally, the owner
of the firearm must be investigated to determine if he/she can legally own or possess a firearm
due to prior felony criminal convictions or court ordered protective orders. Once proper ownership and legality of ownership is established, the weapon can be released to the rightful owner.
The Civilian Investigator acts as a property clerk, by assisting the CIU Commander with
the organized and efficient operation of the property room.
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Criminal Investigation Unit Continued
Criminal Investigation Division Statistical Arrest Information for 2010
Detective
Arrests Charges Preferred Search & Seizure Warrants
Sgt. Weaver
6
44
0
Cpl. Alton
43
128
9
Det. Sanders
31
135
5
Det. Cerezo
21
213
11
Det. Barnes
60
149
14
Det. Atwell
37
326
11
Det. Barnhart
15
15
0
Total
213
1010
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Property Room Management
Thousands of items are stored in a “Property/Evidence Room” at the sheriff’s office
for criminal prosecution and safekeeping. All evidence or property seized by a deputy must
be logged on a property report indicating where the property was seized, who seized it, and
the chain of custody of the evidence or property from the moment it was seized. A property
custodian from the Criminal Investigation Unit then secures the evidence or property in the
department’s property room. Each item of evidence or property must be accounted for at all
times. The property custodian must obtain the property from the property room and sign the
chain of custody whenever a deputy is taking evidence to court or to the laboratory for processing.
Evidence from major crimes such as homicides, rapes, robberies and assaults are
maintain for extended periods of time, or until the suspects are prosecuted and all appeals
are exhausted. Accurate record keeping, chain of custody logs and documentation of all
items placed into and removed from the property room is essential. An inventory of all
property is conducted a minimum of once per year to assure accountability.
In conjunction with maintaining the property room, the Criminal Investigation Unit
is also responsible for organizing and conducting sheriff’s auctions. Whenever property is
recovered and the owner cannot be located, or if the property is forfeited through the courts,
the property can be sold at a sheriff’s auction. A sheriff’s public auction is usually held several times a year either on or off site.
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Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (C.V.S.A.)
Select members of the Criminal Investigation Unit have been specially trained in the use
of a truth verification device; better know as a Computer Voice Stress Analyzer or C.V.S.A.
The CVSA is an instrument or computer which records persons voice and analyzes changes in
voice pattern that have been scientifically proven to indicate deception.
During the calendar year 2010, a total of forty-two (42) CVSA tests were administered
by our highly trained operators. Nine (9) persons were tested for pre-employment purposes,
thirty-one (31) were suspects in criminal cases and two were tested for internal investigations.
Computer Crimes/ Computer Forensics Unit
Sgt. Chris Howard
The Computer Crimes/ Computer Forensic Unit currently has one investigator assigned
to the unit who investigates the use of technology to facilitate the exploitation of children.
These types of cases primarily involve the possession and or distribution of child pornography
and the use of the internet to solicit children for sexual acts.
During investigation of these types of cases it sometimes becomes necessary to jointly
work with multiple law enforcement agencies as these types of cases usually cross other jurisdictions and states, resulting in either state or federal charges.
Sgt. Chris Howard has obtained training in the following areas to support his forensic
examinations:
IACIS CFCE (Certified Forensic Computer Examiner)
EnCE ( EnCase Certified Examiner)
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Evidence Technician
Written by Joe Artman
On a daily basis the evidence from the evidence drop box is gathered and logged into the
WCSO evidence room. All new evidence is entered into the computer data base. All physical
evidence is labeled with appropriate tracking numbers. The chain of custody records and
documentation for all evidence dispositions are checked. Evidence is checked in and out of the
evidence room as required, logged and transported to and from the MSP Crime Lab in
Pikesville Maryland for Forensic/Print analysis. Property is released with the deputy and
owners involvement and per departmental guidelines. The evidence technician coordinates the
return of firearms per department procedures; reviews case history and coordinates owner
background checks with CID personnel. Audits and inventories the evidence room as per
departmental guidelines. Lastly, expedites the disposition of evidence from adjudicated cases.
Property Evidence Room
Controlled Dangerous Substance
New Property/ Evidence receive in 2010
611
CDS Destroyed
Property/ Evidence filed or destroyed
450
CDS Cleared
Property/Evidence cleared
3
Property/Evidence released
263
0
TOTAL
263
158
CDS Received in 2010
192
TOTAL
1084
Training Use
Total Property/Evidence in WCSO Inventory
1043
Total CDS Inventory
Firearms Seizure and Disposition
Firearms Received
Firearms Released
Firearms to be sold
Handguns
29
Long guns
55
Other
0
Total
84
Handguns
14
Long guns
39
Other
0
Total
53
Long gun
49
Other
3
Total
52
Firearms to be destroyed
Firearms in WCSO Inventory
69
Handguns
126
Long gun
90
Other
0
Total
216
38
0
255
Domestic Violence
Seizure and Disposition
Firearms Received
Firearms Released
Firearms in WCSO
Inventory
Handguns
Long guns
Other
Total
Handguns
Long guns
Other
Total
Handguns
65
268
0
333
21
140
0
161
78
Long guns
Other
Total
98
0
176
Domestic Violence Unit
In October 2009 Sheriff Douglas Mullendore recognized the need to create a Domestic
Violence Unit, (DVU) that would focus on assisting victims of domestic violence.
The DVU is made up of two Detectives who handle all domestic related calls/follow-ups. The
DVU also contacts all the victims advising them of what services are available and how to use
those services such as applying for protective orders or preferring their own charges when an on
view arrest was not made. The DVU works closely with CASA, addressing the needs of
domestic violence victims. The DVU is responsible for keeping up to date on law changes concerning domestic violence, while also providing training to personnel through MPTC during the
annual in-service.
During the 2010 year the Domestic Violence Unit along with CASA made 300 visits to
the homes of domestic violence victims. The DVU also reviewed 534 initial incident reports
submitted by Patrol Deputies, to which the DVU provided follow up investigation. The DVU
and other members of the Sheriff’s Office served 329 interim protective orders and 393 temporary protective orders.
Domestic Violence Assessment Statistics
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
9
6
11
14
13
16
15
12
8
37
14
9
Interim Protective
Orders Served
25
10
23
36
33
25
46
33
27
20
20
32
Temporary Protective
Orders Served
27
26
31
23
37
32
53
46
35
28
32
26
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
2
5
44
42
40
41
48
48
60
46
51
44
32
38
Arrests for Domestic
Violence
9
6
12
4
8
9
12
11
15
8
8
11
Domestic Violence
Homicide
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Interim Peace Orders
Served
Protective Orders
Served
Domestic Calls
Handled
Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center
Currently one detective is directly assigned to assist the Department of Social Services and
the Child Advocacy Center to conduct in-depth child abuse investigations. In addition to assigning these two agencies, the detective also carriers a normal criminal investigation work
load. Specialized training regarding properly interviewing a child victim is given to the detective at the state of the art interview facilities located at the Child Advocacy Center.
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Special Response Team
Written by Lt. Knight
The Washington County Special Response Team is comprised of members of the
Hagerstown Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Each member of
the team is selected by undergoing rigorous physical fitness; marksmanship and tactical training as well as mandatory attendance of a grueling three week long SWAT school sponsored
by the Howard County Police Department/Tactical Section.
.
In 2010, members of the SRT were utilized/called out 20 times. NTF/DEA-10, Street
Crimes-5, HPD-2, WCSO-3
Requests from NTF to assist with search and seizure warrants:
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






01-14-10
03-01-10
03-29-10
06-28-10
07-26-10
09-23-10
09-23-10
10-07-10
10-19-10
Narcotic Search and Seizure Warrant
Narcotic Search and Seizure Warrant
Narcotic Search and Seizure Warrant
Narcotic Search and Seizure Warrant
Narcotic Search and Seizure Warrant
Narcotic Search and Seizure Warrant
Narcotic Search and Seizure Warrant
Narcotic Search and Seizure Warrant
Narcotic Search and Seizure Warrant
Request from the Hagerstown PD Street Crimes Unit to assist with search and seizure
warrants:
 01-20-10 Narcotic Search and Seizure Warrant
 02-19-10 Narcotic Search and Seizure Warrant
 02-19-10 Narcotic Search and Seizure Warrant
 02-25-10 Narcotic Search and Seizure Warrant
 07-03-10 Narcotic Search and Seizure Warrant
 07-26-10 Narcotic Search and Seizure Warrant
Request to assist with High-risk/Barricades WCSO.
 06-29-10 Barricaded suspect with a gun.
Request to assist the Hagerstown Police Department.
 01-07-10 Suicidal person
 09-25-10 CID/Shooting investigation
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Special Response Team Continued
Request to assist the Washington County Sheriff’s Office/CID
 01-21-10 Search Seizure Warrant/CID
 11-08-10 Armed Robbery suspects/WV Stolen vehicle
The Washington County Special Response Team trained a total of twenty-four (24) days
in 2010. The various types of specialized training are listed below.
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


















01-14-10
01-28-10
02-11-10
02-25-10
03-11-10
03-24-10
04-10-10
04-22-10
05-16-10
05-27-10
06-24-10
07-22-10
08-12-10
09-09-10
09-23-10
10-11-10
10-12-10
10-13-10
10-14-10
10-15-10
11-11-10
11-18-10
12-09-10
12-16-10
Vehicle orientation/inventory/shield movements
Team movements/building searches
Range
Distraction devices, First Aid
Map Tech (NRP), Land Navigation/tracking
Hostage rescue/movements
Hostage Rescue, Scenario HCC
Range/explosive breaching overview
Bus assaults/movements
Range
Fire Team movements/low light range/Bearcat
Vehicle Take Downs
Scenario University of Maryland/Hagerstown
Range/shooting drills
Retail business drills/hostage rescue
PT Test/Ranger qualification
Woodland survival/Tracking
Explosive entry/shooting ports/Transition drills
Combined 16 hour day starting at range.
Scenario at K-Mart.
Active shooter Pangborn Corp.
Airplane/bus assaults
Discovery Channel debrief/PT/dynamic entry
Range qualifications/transition drills
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Washington County Sheriff’s Office Canine Teams
Written by Sgt. Grimm
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office deploys four K-9 teams. Two of the K-9 teams
are comprised of DFC. Jason Crawford and his partner “Kabar” and DFC. Scott Buskirk and his
partner “Zeus.” These two canine teams are dual purpose trained and are utilized for patrol and
narcotic enforcement. Both teams are assigned to a shift and provide assistance to fellow deputies on patrol. DFC. Joshua McCauley and his partner “Crunch” is single purpose trained and is
utilized for narcotic enforcement. This team is assigned to the traffic enforcement division and
is primarily utilized in locating illegal narcotics. DFC. Jason Litten and his partner “Reiser” are
the newest members to the unit. This team has successfully completed narcotics detection training in 2010 and was deployed to a patrol shift and utilized in narcotic enforcement. This K-9
team will be scheduled to attend patrol training in 2011 and will be the third addition to the K-9
unit as a dual purpose team.
The Sheriff’s Office utilized the KATS record management system to record all K-9 activities of the listed handlers. The statistics listed below were taken directly from the KATS record system.
291 - K-9 activities were recorded that related to illegal narcotic enforcement in 2010.
Those specific categories include vehicles scans, illegal drug searches and public school drug
scans.
78 - arrests resulted from the use of K-9
31 - K-9 activities were recorded that related to criminal apprehension. Those specific categories include building searches, tracking of suspects and area searches for suspects who had fled
the scene prior to the responding unit’s arrival.
4 - arrests resulted from the use of K-9
All four K-9 teams attended scheduled training which is normally held monthly for two
days. This training is used to monitor and evaluate the K-9 teams for the tasks they are trained
in. The K-9 teams are also required to attend an annual yearly certification which occurred in
December 2010. The four K-9 teams successfully certified under the requirements in their related field.
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Washington County Narcotics Task Force
Written by Todd Kerns
The Washington County Board of County Commissioners, the Mayor and Council of the
City of Hagerstown, the Washington County States Attorneys Office, the Hagerstown
Department of Police, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office entered into a written
agreement creating the Washington County Narcotics Task Force on October 6, 1986. The
Narcotics Task Force (NTF) conducts and coordinates covert investigations involving illegal
drug transactions that affect the citizens of Washington County under the guidance of the board
of directors currently comprised of Sheriff Douglas Mullendore, Chief Arthur Smith and States
Attorney Charles Strong. The Sheriff’s Office has four deputies assigned as investigators, and
one supervisor assigned to the Washington County Narcotics Task Force. Furthermore, the
Washington County Gang Task Force works in conjunction with the Narcotics Task Force with
one county deputy and one city police officer comprising the unit.
In 2010 Narcotics Task Force Agents continued their dual role as local drug investigators
and Federally Deputized Task Force Officers working in conjunction with the Drug
Enforcement Administration. This allows the agents to proactively address, both the street level
dealer and the source of supply for the drugs as well. Agents have discovered a growing trend
toward the abuse of heroin and prescription drugs, which accounted for approximately 1/3 of all
cases in 2010.
During 2010, the Narcotics Task Force opened 243 investigations, which led to the arrest
of 303 persons. The majority of the arrests involved the distribution of crack cocaine.
Additionally, the Narcotics Task Force executed a total of 60 search and seizure warrants in
2010.
The Washington County Narcotics Task Force is assigned a narcotics detection K-9
named INGA. INGA is a seven-year-old female Labrador retriever that is trained in the detection of Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, and MDMA. INGA has been assigned
to Agent John Martin of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office since January of 2005.
During the year 2010, INGA was utilized to conduct a total of sixty four (64) sniffs for
controlled substances. INGA has been used in a variety of searches including vehicles, buildings, parcels, persons, and currency. INGA’s most notable seizures have been parcels recovered at commercial shippers in the Hagerstown MD area. INGA has also been utilized for vehicle sniffs and Search Warrants that led to the discovery of a variety of narcotics as well as the
seizure of amounts of U.S. Currency.
Agent Martin and INGA attended monthly training with the Maryland Division of Corrections as well as the Hagerstown Department of Police. During the month of March 2010, the
Maryland Division of Corrections certified Agent Martin and INGA as a narcotics detection
team.
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Washington County Narcotics Task Force Continued
The Narcotics Task Force has a yearly-operating budget of approximately $584,760.00
this amount includes salaries for two secretaries, an intelligence analyst and two prosecutors
who are assigned to the Task Force. During 2010, the Narcotics Task Force seized and received for forfeiture of 9 motor vehicles. Additionally, a total of approximately $99,000.00
U.S. currency was seized.
Part of the responsibility of the Washington County Narcotics Task Force and the
Washington County Gang Task Force is to provide awareness to the public of the local drug
and gang trends and educate citizens on how they to can assist the Narcotics Task Force and the
Gang Task Force in reducing criminal activities in Washington County. To this end, Task
Force Agents regularly speak at various functions in the local schools and civic organizations to
provide them information on the problems of illegal drugs and criminal gangs in Washington
County.
Sgt. Curt Wood (Hagerstown Police Department) was the “Director” of the Washington
County Narcotics Task Force in 2010. Through written agreement, the position of “Director” is
alternated every two years between a supervisor with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office
and the Hagerstown Department of Police. The Directorship will change to the Sheriff’s Office
supervisor in January of 2012.
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Gang Task Force
Written by DFC. Shifflet
The Gang Unit has performed roughly 30 gang education talks for various schools,
neighborhood watch groups, and public organizations during this reporting period. Gang unit
has organized numerous special directed patrol operations in known gang areas within the
2010 calendar year, and has taught gang identification agencies to assist in training their
officers and assist in the anti-gang efforts.
The Gang Unit, with the help of Sheriff Mullendore and Chief Smith were able to obtain funding through the Washington County Commissioners for John Worden, gang analyst,
who was originally funded through grant funds. He regularly assists in investigations and
validating gang members and recording them in an in-house data base.
Approximately 20 arrests were made by the unit for the year all of which were targeted
gang members or their associates. Several subjects were detained and still await charges
pending their cooperation to assist the unit.
The Gang Unit was responsible for a large scale investigation where it targeted and
dismantled the Sons of the North MC, a sister club associated with the Pagans Motorcycle
Club. The investigation lead to the seizure of mostly all the clubs gang indicia as well as
numerous documents and a large quantity of explosive materials, devices, and firearms.
The Unit initiated an investigation now ongoing with the DEA by developing an
informant who has been assisting in the Heroin trade through the Department of Corrections.
The informant is an associate of, and deals strictly with the BGF (Black Guerilla Family).
The Gang Unit assisted the Narcotics Task Force with approximately 190 Arrests where
the target was a gang member or a gang associate.
The Gang Unit assisted WCSO-CID and took the lead investigation in a gang related
shooting which occurred at Robinwood Court. The Unit assisted in the identification of the
Blood gang set involved, members involved, and targeted several of those persons, making
arrests for various crimes. The Gang Unit continues to assist the FBI with an on going investigation into the Bloods street gang.
Various surveillances and targeted enforcements were done throughout the year in
known gang areas, to include; traffic stops, jump outs, and field interviews.
Numerous interviews were held with incarcerated gang members at the MD DOC.
Meetings were also held with DOC gang investigators on a regular basis. Out of the meetings
the gang analyst is emailed money transactions by suspected inmates dealing with gangs and
CDS. This information is forwarded to agents of NTF when received.
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Gang Task Force Continued
Agent Shifflet still remains the Western Region Director and is a major contributor to
MARGIN and also coordinates monthly meetings and shares information daily with allied
agencies and other officers specific to gang investigation.
Various gang “bibles” have been collected to incorporate various Blood sets, Crip sets,
and DMI. This information has been placed in binders at the office and is used as intelligence
with membership, history and rules and regulations.
The Gang Unit regularly strengthens a working relationship with the Department of
Corrections and meets with its investigators to share intelligence information.
The Gang Unit and Narcotics Task Force were successful in targeting a large group of
Bloods in the downtown Hagerstown area. As a result of coordinated efforts this group was
targeted and several members were arrested on Drug related charges.
The Gang Unit assisted in a large scale investigation involving Immigration and
Customs Enforcement targeting the gang MS-13 as it related to the Maryland Division of
Corrections in Hagerstown.
The Gang Unit has validated 110 gang members and associates for the calendar year
2010. These members were validated with forms and placed into the data base. Over all, 161
gang members and 76 associate gang members were entered into the gang database.
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Gang Analysis
Written by John Wordon
The Gang Unit has investigated approximately 12 cases, regarding gang complaints,
during the 2010 calendar year. The unit deals with gang identification, data collection,
intelligence information, and individual validation procedures. A Gang Database is
established for this purpose. Approximately 161 members and 76 associates were entered
into this database. There were 110 validation forms completed on individuals associated, by
investigation, to a Security Threat Group. These numbers reflect individuals that had a direct
impact on the judicial system, parole and probation, arrests and/or detention within this
jurisdiction.
Of the 903 STG releases statewide, 39 of those were released into Washington County
according to MD DOC records. That accounts for roughly a little over 4% of the total STG
releases. Washington County ranks third highest in the entire state for STG releases, topped
only by Baltimore County with 43 STG releases and Baltimore City with 597.
Approximately 190 arrests were attributed to individuals with an affiliation to a Security
Threat Group. The Gang Unit maintains a Gang Database that currently has over 1000 entries. There are approximately 200-250 members of gangs that live in Washington County.
Transiency makes these numbers difficult to maintain.
The Gang Unit assists with information sharing, gang prevention and awareness
presentations. Graffiti analysis, image requests, and gathering intelligence, relative to gangs
operating within Washington County have been accomplished by the unit. The creation of
analytical charts, corresponding to gang investigations, has been posted to assist investigators.
A bi-monthly patrol report is submitted, for Officer’s safety, reflecting activities and releases
of STG individuals. Interviews and gang information, related to School Resource Officers’
intelligence are also maintained
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2010 Gang Statistics
Percentages of Security Threat Group Members Released to
Washington County in 2010 (51)
Other, 6, 10%
Hispanic, 0,
0%
Black Guerilla
Family, 1, 2%
Bloods, 12,
20%
Outlaw
Motorcycle
Gang, 4, 7%
Dead Man Inc,
10, 17%
Crips, 8, 14%
Aryan/WS, 18,
30%
Percentages of Security Threat Group Members
Released to Maryland in 2010 (1078)
Other, 76, 7%
Hispanic, 5,
0%
Bloods, 304,
28%
Dead Man Inc,
194, 18%
Black Guerilla
Family, 316,
29%
Aryan/WS, 19,
2%
Outlaw
Motorcycle
Gang, 18, 2%
Crips, 146,
14%
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Traffic Interdiction Unit
Written by Cpl. Henley
The Washington County Sheriffs Office Traffic / Criminal Interdiction Unit (TCIU) is
comprised of three Sheriff’s Office deputies and drug detection canine. Their duties and responsibilities include: to address on-going traffic safety problems identified through crash data
analysis and complaints received from the citizens of Washington County, and through the use
of selective enforcement activities, saturation patrols, and high visibility traffic enforcement.
Another duty is to utilize a problem oriented policing approach and address criminal activity
through the use of proactive enforcement, criminal interdiction, and covert surveillance techniques in known locations in Washington County, Maryland. Lastly, to enforce Federal Motor
Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations by conducting commercial motor vehicle
safety inspections in Washington County, Maryland.
Highlights of 2010
In October of 2010, the Sheriffs Office purchased a mobile License Plate Reader (LPR)
with grant funds. The mobile LPR utilizes color and infrared cameras mounted on a patrol vehicle to read passing license plates. The “reads” are compared to a database of license plates
that are either, suspended, revoked, or stolen. This database also contains information on
Homeland Security Threats, AMBER alerts, and the child sex offender registries. Since the deployment of the LPR, 40,536 registration plates have been documented. Thus far, the LPR system has proven to be an invaluable investigative tool.
Members of TCIU successfully completed the following specialized training courses in 2010:
• 4:20 Group – “Advanced Criminal Interdiction”
• University of Maryland – “Institute of Advanced Law Enforcement Studies –
DUI Institute”
2010 Statistics
Totals
Traffic Citations Issued
410
Traffic Warnings Issued
506
Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections
243
Arrests
66
K-9 Scans
124
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Sex Offender Registration
Written by Paula Kriner
In the State of Maryland Sex Offenders are registered under one of the following
categories: Tier I, Tier II and Tier III offender, Sexually Violent Predator and Homeless
offender.
Number of Sex Offenders registered as of December 31, 2010:
Tier I sex offender - 19
Tier II sex offender - 8
Tier III sex offender – 196 (includes 2 homeless offenders)
Sexually Violent Predator – 1
224 sex offenders registered in Washington County
All offenders are male with the exception of 1 female. All reside in Washington County
with the exception of 10 who reside out of the state but are employed in Washington County.
Registrant totals fluctuate during the year due to incarceration, relocations and deaths.
In 2010 new registrations were completed for:
Tier I sex offender – 16
Tier II sex offender - 2
Tier III sex offender – 41
Sexually Violent Predator - 0
496 sexual offender registrations were processed in the year of 2010
Tier I sex offender – must register every 6 months for 15 years
Tier II sex offender – must register every 6 months for 25 years
Tier III sex offender – must register every 3 months for life
Sexually Violent Predator – must register every 3 months for life
Homeless offender – must report and register weekly
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Sex Offender Registry Unit, is partially funded
by the Sex Offender Compliance and Enforcement (SOCM) grant. The grant funds a part-time
sex offender registrar who completes the registration process on each offender and a part-time
sex offender compliance monitor who verifies the residence of all registered sex offenders residing in Washington County. The compliance monitor is essentially verifying and conducting
address verification checks on each registrant approximately every 6 weeks. During 2010, the
compliance monitor conducted approximately 1,537 address verifications.
Thirteen (13) offenders were charged with various violations of the registry laws in the
year 2010. Ten (10) violations involved offenders failing to notify the registry within 5 days of
an address change. (2) violations involved offenders failing to register as a sex offender with
our agency. (1) violation involved a homeless offender not reporting weekly to our agency as
required.
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Sex Offender Registration Continued
When a registrant resides in a community protected by a local police department, the
Sheriff’s Office sends a copy of the notice of registration to that local police department. In our
jurisdiction we forward the information to the following departments: Boonsboro, Hagerstown,
Hancock and Smithsburg. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office sends notification of
offenders to public and private schools in the county where the sex offender resides, or where a
non-resident works or attends school.
In May, Paula Kriner, Sex Offender Registrar attended the 2010 National Symposium on
Sex Offender Management and Accountability conference hosted in Portland, Oregon. This
conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice provided training on topics related to
sex offender management and the implementation of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and
Safety Act. Travel expenses were paid through the SOCM grant.
In 2006, the U.S. Congress passed the Adam Walsh Child Protection Act which included
the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). SORNA is a comprehensive set
of minimum standards for sex-offender registration and notification. A Maryland SORNA bill
was passed in April 2010 and was implemented on October 1, 2010. The new law is called
Chapter Law 175 of the 2010 Acts of the Maryland General Assembly and passed unanimously
out of both houses of the Maryland State Legislature. The law will bring Maryland into
compliance with the Federal Adam Walsh Child Protection Act.
On Halloween evening, about 50 registered sexual offenders, those on supervised probation or parole in Washington County, were required to attend a meeting. Agents from the Division of Parole and Probation, along with the Sex Offender Registrar, reviewed and answered
any conditions of supervision and sex offender laws.
Where Can I Get Further Help?
If you suspect a child or someone else you know may be a victim of abuse, or if you are a victim, please seek help immediately. You should report suspicious activity to your local police or
law enforcement agency. For more general information about sex offenders, sexual offending,
and signs of abuse, you may also contact the following organizations:
Maryland Sex Offender Registry
P.O. Box 5743
Pikesville, MD 21282-5743
410-585-3600
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.dpscs.state.md.us
MD Network Against Domestic Violence
6911 Laurel-Bowie Road, Suite 309
Bowie, MD 20715
1-800-MD-HELPS or 301-352-4574
Emai: [email protected]
Website: www.mnadv.org
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault
1517 Gov. Ritchie Highway, Suit 207
Arnold, MD 21012
410-974-4507 or 800-983-RAPE
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.mcasa.org
Center for Sex Offender Management
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 720
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-589-9383
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.csom.org
* Info. provided by the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Douglas F. Gansler, Attorney General
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Crime Analysis
Written by Karie Kirchoff
The main purpose of the crime analyst position is to identify and forecast future crime
patterns, series and trends. The crime analyst uses crime mapping software (ArcGIS) to assist in
identifying the location of criminal offenses and their proximity to similar incidents. Every day
the crime analyst collects, evaluates, compiles and analyzes crime data from various sources
such as: the Washington County CAD/RMS system, the Detention Center JMS, Investigative
Reports, Arrests, Calls for Service and Event Reports. Information is also obtained and
distributed through outside law enforcement agencies, such as the Hagerstown Police
Department, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Frederick City Police Department and the
Maryland State Police. The analyst focuses mainly on Burglaries, Malicious Destruction to
Property and Theft from Motor Vehicle cases; however, Part 1 Offenses are also reviewed
daily.
Each week the analyst releases reports to inform the Command Staff and Patrol Deputies
of crimes occurring in the county. Some of these reports include: a Weekly Activity Report,
Detention Center Release Report, Weekly Comparison Report and Weekly Sector Comparison
Report. The Weekly Activity Report displays all of the cases for Burglary, Malicious
Destruction of Property and Theft from Motor Vehicle that have occurred within the last week.
The Detention Center Release Report displays the recently released detainees and what his or
her criminal charges were for their imprisonment. The Weekly/Sector Comparison Report is a
statistical report that shows criminal trends, and whether the trend is increasing or decreasing. A
crime map is also produced weekly to help the analyst keep a track of the movement of crime
and any developing patterns and/or series of crime. The crime analyst also manages and obtains
two different databases for Burglary and Theft from Motor Vehicle cases on a daily basis.
On a daily basis the crime analyst will release a Crime Bulletin. A Crime Bulletin
displays and explains a crime pattern or series that has been identified. A crime map is also
included to show where and when patrols need to be made. Every month the crime analyst
releases a Monthly Report. This report shows the trends for the month and comparisons for the
prior month and year. Maps, graphs and charts are all included in the report. Top areas of crime
locations are also detailed in this report to assist with patrolling. On a daily basis, the analyst
utilizes RAPID to check stolen property that was pawned at pawn shops.
In 2010, the crime analyst produced 88 photo lineups, and composed 197 crime bulletins
and/or intelligence information was disseminated to the Detectives and Deputies. Over 662
database entries were made for burglary and theft from motor vehicle incidents. On a request
basis, the analyst provided statistics for meetings and presentations and produced maps for
patrol and the community.
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The analyst also attends multiple weekly and bi-weekly meetings to explain any
indentified crime patterns and trends. CompStat is one of the most important meetings for the
crime analyst. The analyst produces and provides the Command Staff with intelligence
information for a two-week time span. Some examples of the information distributed during
this meeting are: Statistical Comparison Reports, Cases Sheet, crime maps, a review from the
previous meeting, Part 1 Offense, Top Areas for Calls for Service, Significant Arrests, an
emerging Trend/Pattern Sheet and a Theft Report.
The analyst also uses i2 to produce link and time frame charts on a request basis. This
software allows the analyst to export and import enormous amounts of data, develop plans for
successful offender and crime link-charts, develop a time frame of events, combine numerous
criminal cases and narrow all the cases down to one suspect, demonstrate the relationship
between everyone that was involved in the crime.
The crime analyst acts as the Washington County Sheriff’s Office liaison for the Western
Maryland Information Center (WMIC), located in the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. The
WMIC is a central location for all of western Maryland law enforcement agencies to come
together to discuss possible regional crime patterns. The WMIC also distributes bulletins for all
western Maryland law enforcement agencies on an as-needed basis to aid in information sharing
and assist with investigations.
* Sheriff Douglas Mullendore and Criminal Analysis Karie Kirchoff
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CompStat
Written by Karie Kirchoff
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office started CompStat at the end of November in
2008 and with the help of the crime analyst it was fully implemented in January 2009. CompStat is a data driven meeting in which intelligence information for a two-week time span is assessed. During each CompStat meeting, crime maps are displayed that pin point where crime is
occurring. Reports such as: a review of the last meeting, Significant Arrest Report, Case Sheet,
Top Areas for Calls for Service, Trend/ Pattern Report, Part 1 Offenses Report, Sector Comparison Report and Weekly and Sector Statistical Comparison Reports are reviewed. Each Lieutenant is responsible for a patrol sector(s) within the county. During CompStat each Lieutenant
displays his detailed knowledge of the sector’s criminal offenses, especially in the Burglary,
Malicious Destruction to Property and Theft from Motor Vehicle cases. During this time, the
Major, Captain and Lieutenants develop methods and plans to deter future criminal acts. For
example, if a certain sector has a high Burglary incident rate, a plan may be devised to conduct
surveillance in the area to determine a suspect(s). CompStat also gives the Command Staff an
idea of where and when to patrol.
Outside agencies also participate in the bi-weekly CompStat meetings. Agencies like
Hagerstown Police Department, Smithsburg Police Department, Boonsboro Police Department,
Hancock Police Department and Maryland State Police attended at least one meeting. CompStat
has allowed all of the agencies to speak openly about crimes and identify connections in various
jurisdictions.
CompStat has shown to be an effective tool for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Compared to 2009, in 2010 Burglaries decreased 3.2%, Malicious Destruction to Property fell
an average of 13.6% and Theft from Motor Vehicle incidents decreased 3.4%. CompStat is
constantly evolving and is continuing to aid in lowering the crime rate.
* Example of a Link Chart
* Example of County Map showing Crime Areas
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Crime Prevention Unit
Written by Cpl. Holsinger
Crime prevention, by definition, is taking some action to prevent or reduce the chances
of criminal activity. The Sheriff’s Office has two deputies assigned to full-time crime
prevention and community relations activities. The agency utilizes other deputies on a part-time
basis. The Sheriff’s Office was very busy with crime prevention programs in 2010. Listed
below are some of those activities.
CHILDREN’S VILLAGE
Two deputies taught 12 classes at Children’s Village in 2010. All second grade students
in the Washington County Public Schools spend two days at Children’s Village learning about
traffic safety, personal safety, proper use of the “911” system, bicycle safety, and dealing with
strangers. The children who attend these classes learn to respect police officers as human
beings doing a job.
SECURITY SURVEYS
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office continues to offer free security assessments of
residential and commercial properties within Washington County. Nine surveys were
conducted during 2010. The purpose of these security assessments is to identify weaknesses in
physical security and make recommendations for security improvements.
BADGES FOR BASEBALL
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office used baseball to help children from the Boys
and Girls Club develop leadership skills, bond to their community, and have lots of fun.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Boys and Girls Club to put on a
summer baseball league for Pennsylvania Ave and Frederick Street Offices of the Boys and
Girls Club. We were able to purchase over $5000 worth of baseball equipment with the help of
the Cal Ripken Foundation, to make sure each child had the equipment they needed to
participate. Over 100 Boys and Girls Club children were able to participate in this eight-week
program.
TRIAD OF WASHINGTON COUNTY
The year 2010 marked the fourteenth anniversary of the signing of the cooperative
agreement establishing the Washington County TRIAD. The original agreement was signed on
February 29, 1996. The Washington County TRIAD is a group of senior citizens working with
law enforcement to provide a better quality of life for senior citizens in Washington County.
The topics of discussion were selected by conducting a survey of interest among senior citizen
groups. Those topics included Emergency Preparedness, Fraud and Scams, Financial Security,
and Street-Smarts Drug Awareness. Members of the Crime Prevention Unit attended twelve
TRIAD events during 2010.
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Crime Prevention Unit Continued
OTHER CRIME PREVENTION ACTIVITIES
In addition to the previously described programming, the Sheriff’s Office Crime
Prevention Unit participated in one hundred thirty-two presentations, which were given to civic
groups and other community organizations. Topics included personal safety, home security,
fraud and scams, elder abuse, bicycle/traffic safety, internet safety and Gangs. This agency also
attended the regular meetings of many active Neighborhood Watch groups within the county, as
well as organized start-up meetings for newly forming watch groups. Seven such meetings
occurred during 2010.
CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY
The Sheriff’s-Citizen’s Law Enforcement Awareness Program, sometimes referred to as
a Citizen’s Police Academy, has become a tool in the development of local Neighborhood
Watch efforts. Sixty-two participants attended class once a week for eleven weeks during the
2010 Spring and Fall installments. Each class session lasted three hours. This program provides
each participant with information on the various aspects of law enforcement and public safety
in our area. Topics that were selected to be presented represent the trend of current public
interest. Participation in this program includes a four hour ride-along during any one of the
three patrol shifts.
CITIZEN’S EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Washington County
Emergency Management to bring Citizen’s Emergency Response Training (C.E.R.T.) to the
community. This training is designed to enhance the ability of the average citizen to deal with
emergency situations, which could occur within their own neighborhood. The course includes
basic first aid, proper use of fire extinguishers, disaster planning, and an overview of terrorism
to enhance awareness. Sheriff’s Office personnel provide this terrorism component. During
2010 the Sheriff’s Office has participated in nine installments of this program, reaching more
than one hundred people.
WASHINGTON COUNTY VIRTUAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM
The Sheriff’s Office has taken a leading role in field operations of the Washington
County Virtual Emergency Response System (WCVERS) for Washington County’s primary
terror targets, as identified by the United States Government. This program is designed to be an
updateable data source that can be accessed by emergency response agencies to identify key
tactical and emergency specific information for each of the public school properties and other
government or private targets of opportunity in Washington County. The details available
through W.C.V.E.R.S. will include utility information, emergency contacts, structural
photographs, and floor plans. The two major facilities included in the W.C.V.E.R.S. program
for 2010 were the Hagerstown Community College campus and Meritus Medical Center. A
total of eleven days were spent completing these projects.
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Crime Prevention Unit Continued
MEDIA
The Community Relations/ Crime Prevention personnel participated in six media projects during 2010. Those events included the creation of a PSA production regarding safe vehicle operations when confronted with stopped school buses, Internet safety, General Crime Prevention, Holiday Safety, and the unit organized a press event at the Hagerstown MVA to kickoff Motorcycle Safety Month in May. In addition, they made appearances and gave interviews
about current crime prevention and safety programs.
SPECIAL EVENTS
There were eight special events hosted by, or in partnership with, the Sheriff’s Office in
2010. Among these events was the regional SKILLS USA competition for criminal Justice students at the Technical High School, the National Police Week event at Valley Mall, the “We
The People” Competition at HCC , National Night Out for Washington County and a Community Shredding event at Hagerstown Valley Mall. Agency personnel also participated in events
related to National Deaf Awareness Day and conducted demonstrations at the annual Volvo
Power Trane Day. The Community Relations Unit also organized and assisted with the Tactical
Training exercise for Crown Retail at Valley Mall.
PROJECT LIFE SAVER
Project Lifesaver is a reliable rescue program for wandering victims of Alzheimer’s and
related mental disorders. It works with the use of a tracking device, which is worn by the at-risk
subject, and a receiver that can track and locate this device to pinpoint the location of the lost
subject for a safe return. The Sheriffs office currently has three deputies trained as instructors
for Basic Tracking, with two of those also certified in Air Tracking. We currently have two receiver/antenna sets and two new battery testers for client maintenance. We have promoted Project Lifesaver within the community by conducting public seminars about the program. The
equipment was used five times during 2010. During the year 2010 our agency instructors certified fourteen new Project Lifesaver Basic Trackers to work within Washington County.
TEEN DRIVER PROGRAM
The Sheriff’s Office hosted nine sessions of the Teen Driver Program in 2010. This program is designed to help new drivers understand their responsibilities under the Maryland
Graduated Licensing System and to help them be more aware of the legal consequences of inappropriate behavior behind the wheel. Approximately one hundred twenty-five teens attended
these classes.
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Crime Prevention Unit Continued
MARYLAND COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION INSTITUTE TRAINING
Personnel from the Crime Prevention Unit were loaned to the Maryland Police and
Correctional Training Commission a total of six times during 2010, with this agency being the
host location for the September course. The task was to deliver a proprietary program to newly
trained Crime Prevention Officers. The topic was “Crime and The Elderly”. The program was
delivered during the regular Crime Prevention Basic Course hosted by the Maryland
Community Crime Prevention Institute. Approximately ninety police officers were trained in
this topic by our staff.
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
There were a total of ten students participating in the Sheriff’s Office Internship
Program during 2010. These students came to us from surrounding colleges and universities as
part of their required criminal justice curriculum. Each intern is evaluated on a daily basis to
maintain accountability for needed course requirements. All internships are managed through
the Crime Prevention Unit.
BROOK LANE LIAISON
Brook Lane is a continuum of mental health services for people throughout the
Mid-Atlantic region. They offer a variety of services for all age groups, allowing for an
individualized program of treatment. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Community
Relations Unit serves as a police liaison working with staff and patients to provide a safe
environment to live, receive medical care, and attend school. We also provide up to date
training for staff members on a variety of law enforcement related issues. We conduct visits to
Laurel Hall and Stone Bridge Schools located on Campus, allowing each student and teacher an
opportunity to speak with a deputy. We assisted Brook Lane with three Disaster Drills and
conducted two facility visitations during 2010.
DEAFNET ASSOCIATION LIAISON
Deaf net Association, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency. They promote the
concerns that affect the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in the four-state area of Western
Maryland, the Northern and Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, South Central Pennsylvania,
and North Western Virginia. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, along with Deaf net are
interested in making our community accessible to the Deaf or Hard of Hearing population. The
Washington County Sheriff’s Office has provided opportunities for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing community, providing literature, Deaf Driver Cards, and interpreters during Sheriff’s
Office events. Deaf net has provided us with training and support with the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing community by conducting American Sign Language Training. The Crime Prevention
Unit participated in eight events with this group in 2010.
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Crime Prevention Unit Continued
PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office took a lead role in assisting the local health
officials with the planning of response protocol for a possible H1N1 Flu Pandemic. In 2010
members of the Community Relations Unit conducted a security assessment of the Washington
County Agricultural Center, which has been designated as the new county vaccination sight for
the south portion of the county, replacing Boonsboro High School.
PRESCRIPTION DRUG TURN-IN PROGRAM
New for 2010, the Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Turn-In Program serves a need within the
community by collecting medications that are no longer needed for patient treatment and are
unwanted and are considered trash. Collected drugs may include those left over from a previous
prescription, unused over-the-counter medications or outdated medications, which no longer
effectively treat the symptoms they were intended for. If left in the home, these drugs may fall
into the hands of young children, be taken by mistake or potentially stolen and abused. If
medications are disposed of by being placed in the trash or flushed down a toilet, they will
come in contact with our water supply, and will contaminate the county’s ground water.
Drug collection is conducted by uniformed deputies using receptacles, which are physically
secured with locks and lids. Collected drugs are then destroyed by the use of a commercially
inspected blast furnace to ensure total destruction of all materials.
This agency conducted eleven drug collection events during 2010 at various times and locations
throughout Washington County and continues to accept medications from the public at the
Patrol Division 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Approximately one hundred gallons of
medications were collected during this first year.
* Cpl. James Holsinger, Dfc. Ronald Hardy and Jim Wolfensberger staff , “Drug Collection” site.
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Washington County Sheriff’s Office 2010 Fall Citizen’s Police Academy Class.
Cpl. James Holsinger & Dfc. Daniel Watson attend 2010 Maryland Governors Crime Prevention Award
Banquet with Volunteer Recipient Bill Baschke.
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School Resource Deputy Program
The Washington County Sheriff's Office has three (3) Deputies assigned to the School
Resource Deputy Program.
The schools consist of three districts:

Boonsboro School District - Includes: Boonsboro High School, Boonsboro
Middle School, Boonsboro Elementary School, Greenbrier Elementary School,
Sharpsburg Elementary School and Pleasant Valley Elementary School.
 Smithsburg School District - Includes: Smithsburg High School, Smithsburg
Middle School, Smithsburg Elementary School, Cascade Elementary School, Old
Forge Elementary School, Paramount Elementary School and Potomac Heights
 Williamsport School District - Includes: Williamsport High School, Springfield
Middle School, Williamsport Elementary School, Hickory Elementary School, Lincolnshire Elementary School and Rockland Woods Elementary School
The responsibilities of the School Resource Deputies are to provide safety to the students
of Washington County. Numerous security checks are performed in the schools including hallways, locker rooms, doors, and classrooms, sometimes including K-9 scans. Security checks
are also performed outside the school, checking parking lots, surrounding woods and patrolling
roads and streets in the vicinity of the schools. Before the beginning of a school day and at the
end of the school day, the surrounding areas are checked to ensure the students are safe walking
to and from school. The School Resource Deputies also station themselves in the wooded areas
observing those students that walk to and from school and pass through a nearby apartment
complex. Sometimes these areas known for fights and drug activity.
Many times the School Resource Deputies assist in breaking up fights during school. Not
all fights or those involved in the fights results in charges being filed. Another function of the
School Resource Deputies is counseling students through the day. This may be just talking to a
student during class change or having a scheduled meeting with them to discuss their problems.
Sitting in on meetings with parents and the administration when a student is returning from a
suspension is another duty, at the request of the schools.
On numerous occasions, the School Resource Deputy counsels students in reference to
problems they are experiencing with other students. This helps solve issues before the situation
escalates. On many occasions the student approaches the School Resource Deputy to ask advice in resolving conflicts. Building a strong relationship with the students, along with communication, can alleviate many problems.
An important function of the School Resource Deputy is counseling at-risk students.
Some of these students have been known gang members, potential gang members and other students with a potential risk of turning to criminal activity.
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School Resource Deputy Program Continued
School Resource Deputies are utilized to deliver presentations on subjects ranging from
underage drinking, DUI/DWI to Bullying, along with demonstrations of law enforcement
equipment and functions of a Law Enforcement officer.
During the summer months, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, the Washington
County School Resource Deputies assisted in a project called "Badges for Baseball" developed
by the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. This program provided instruction and equipment for working with the two Boys and Girls Clubs in Hagerstown, teaching fundamentals of baseball and
sportsmanship, along with good nutrition and forming a stronger relationship with law enforcement.
The duties of the School Resource Deputy incorporate the national triad model for School
Resource Officers: Law Enforcement - Teaching - Counseling.
School Resource Deputies
Dfc. Steven McCarty, Deputy Carly Hose & Dfc. Ronald Hardy
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School Resource Deputy Program Continued
2010 Statistics for Boonsboro School Resource Deputy
Dfc. Ronald Hardy
Criminal Investigation Report - Theft $1000
2
Criminal Investigation Report - Assault 2nd Degree
3
Assist Boonsboro Police Department
6
Motor Vehicle Accidents
2
Parents, Teachers and Students Association Briefings
2
Classroom Instruction ( Grades 6th, 7th & 8th)
6
K-9 Scans
3
2010 Statistics for Smithsburg School Resource Deputy
Deputy Carly Hose
Tobacco Citations
14
Malicious Destruction of Property Investigations
3
Dangerous Weapon on School Property Arrests
4
Criminal Investigation Reports - Assaults 2nd degree
7
Criminal Investigation Report - Disorderly Conduct
1
Criminal Investigations resulting in Arrests - Theft
3
Criminal Investigations resulting in Arrests - CDS
2
Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Presentations
22
K-9 Scans
2
2010 Statistics for Williamsport School Resource Deputy
Dfc. Steven McCarty
Criminal Investigations resulting in Arrests - CDS
6
Criminal Investigations resulting in Arrests - Assaults 2nd Degree
Dangerous Weapon on School Property Arrests
Criminal Investigations resulting in Arrests - Theft
7
1
7
Criminal Investigations resulting in Arrests - Disorderly Conduct
Criminal Investigation Reports - School Fighting
Tobacco Citations
10
7
8
K-9 Scans
3
Emergency Evaluation of Students to Washington County Hospital
Classroom Instruction
5
5
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Williamsport Community Deputy Program
At the beginning of the year for 2010 the Washington County Sheriff’s Office had two
Deputies assigned to the town of Williamsport, Dfc. Carl Witmer and Dfc. Jason Willison, as
Williamsport participants in the Community Deputy Program. As of July 1st, 2010 due to the
town’s budgeting restraints, the town of Williamsport requested that only one deputy serve in
the Community Deputy Program. Dfc. Carl Witmer continues to proudly serve the town’s people as he has for the past several years.
Dfc. Witmer patrols the town as well as the immediate area. In addition to patrolling the
area and upholding the traditional duties of a law enforcement officer, he actively participates in
community events, such as 4th of July Celebrations, Bike Night, the annual Carnival and Pirate
Day, Halloween Trick or Treat and Shop with a Cop during the Christmas season.
Dfc. Witmer takes a proactive approach as he routinely takes to the streets on foot reaching out to residents and business owners, often times being accompanied by one of the Washington County Sheriff’s K-9 Teams. Dfc. Witmer handles numerous criminal investigations
ranging from Thefts, Malicious Destruction of Property, Burglaries, Sexual Assaults and Controlled Dangerous Substances. Dfc. Witmer actively patrols the town for traffic violations issuing speeding tickets, enforcing registration requirements as well as apprehending drivers under
the influence.
Dfc. Witmer routinely works with Dfc. Steven McCarty the Williamsport School Resource Deputy, communicating on issues that arise during and after school, so that both deputies have an understanding of the issues going on within the community.
2010 Statistics for Williamsport Community Deputy Program
Dfc. Carl Witmer
Adult Criminal Apprehensions
38
Juvenile Criminal Apprehensions
3
Driving Under the Influence Arrests
6
Traffic Citations
133
Traffic Warnings
209
Safety Equipment Repain Orders
29
Motor Vehicle Collisions Investigated
83
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Sharpsburg Community Deputy Program
There is one Washington County Sheriff Deputy that is assigned to the Sharpsburg and
Keedysville area. DFC. Cain is the assigned deputy. On a daily bases, he will patrol these areas
and respond to any necessary calls for service. Besides actively patrolling the area, DFC. Cain
will provide assistance to the Boonsboro Police Department. Sometimes the deputy will also
participate in community events like “Shop with a Cop.”
Training and Recruitment
Written by Jim Wolfensberger
The Sheriff’s Office Personnel and Training Coordinator position consists of many duties
and responsibilities. Along with managing and processing all entry level Patrol and Judicial
Division applications, the Personnel and Training Coordinator oversees the training of the
Patrol, Judicial, and Narcotics Divisions. These duties include daily contact with Patrol, Judicial
and Civilian employees in order to provide direction, instruction and scheduling regarding all
state mandated training, specialized training, and recruit training. The Personnel/Training
Coordinator is responsible for training that is both provided and or received. While much of our
training is done in house, on many occasions the Training Coordinator must locate and schedule
mandated or special training with outside agencies.
The Personnel/Training Coordinator is the agency’s liaison with the Maryland Police and
Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC). The Training Coordinator insures that the
Sheriff’s Office follows all State of Maryland mandated regulations pertaining to police
officer hiring, certification, and training. MPCTC regulations are very specific and the
Training Coordinator must validate and document their compliance. In addition, all applicable
County policy is followed.
A primary function of the Personnel/Training Coordinator is the employment application
process, which includes; posting and advertizing vacant positions, reviewing and documenting
applications, providing applicants with information regarding the application process, and the
management of the selection of new employees up to, but not including, the final hiring
decision. After the completion of all testing and oral interview boards, the Personnel/Training
Coordinator will personally conduct or supervise the background investigation of potential
recruits. The Sheriff and his command staff will interview each recruit candidate for final
selection.
The scheduling and management of all court ordered Victim Impact Panel meetings are
the direct responsibility of the Personnel/Training Coordinator. Persons that are found guilty of
DUI/DWI offenses are court ordered to attend these presentations. The panel is made up of alcohol-related crash victims and offenders. During panel meetings, both victims and offenders
tell their stories revealing the profound impact of alcohol-related accidents and deaths. The goal
of this program is to reduce recidivism among DUI/DWI offenders by putting them face to face
with real victims. The Sheriff’s Office coordinates eight presentations per year. Each year, approximately 600 to 700 DUI/DWI offenders are court ordered to attend the Sheriff’s Office program.
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Training and Recruitment Continued
The Personnel/Training Coordinator writes articles and oversees materials that are
submitted for publication in the Maryland Sheriff’s Magazine. This magazine is published
quarterly for the Maryland Sheriff’s Association and distributed to law enforcement agencies
throughout Maryland. During 2010 the Sheriff’s Office had articles published in each quarter.
These articles covered Personnel Awards, Volunteer Honors, Central Booking Facility, New
Mobile Radio System, Prescription Drug Turn-In Events, and Badges for Baseball Youth
Program.
RECRUITMENT ACTIVITIES
During 2010 recruitment personnel participated in 3 job fairs. The following is a listing
of recruitment locations and dates:
Frostburg University: Law Enforcement Awareness Day, 4-7-10
Hagerstown Valley Mall, 5-14-10
Kaplan College: Job fair, 10-20-10
In an effort to recruit the best qualified applicants for both sworn and non-sworn positions, Deputies from the Patrol, Judicial, and Detention Divisions participate in all recruiting
activities.
EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS
During 2010 the Patrol Personnel and Training Office received 310 employment applications. 168 applications were for Patrol Deputy or Judicial Deputy positions. In April and
May of 2010 written and physical fitness examinations were conducted. Letters of invitation
were mailed to 168 applicants. 98 patrol/judicial deputy applicants responded and participated
in the testing. After all testing was completed, 18 applicants passed the written and physical
fitness exams. Since the agency had no vacant positions and no projected new positions, the
remaining applicant process that includes oral board interviews and command staff interviews
was suspended. In order to maintain a current listing of qualified deputy candidates a new
application process will start in April 2011.
The remaining 142 applications were for positions of non-sworn status. After processing, interviews and final selections, 2 non-sworn positions were filled. 1 Property, Planning,
and Grants Coordinator and 1 Senior Office Associate.
We accept applications on a continuous basis for all Divisions and positions.
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Training and Recruitment Continued
ENTRANCE LEVEL POLICE OFFICER
Maryland regulations mandate that all persons hired as a police officer must successfully
complete an approved entry level academy. The WCSO normally sends new police recruits to
the Western Maryland Police Academy (WMPA) that is conducted by the Hagerstown City
Police Department.
The Sheriff’s Office will periodically assist the WMPA by furnishing instructors for several classes including firearms, defensive tactics, police baton, handcuffing, etc.
In March 2010 one officer graduated from the WMPA. This graduate attended over six
months of academy training and completed a total of 1020 hours of law enforcement studies.
FIELD TRAINING PROGRAM
The Field Training Program requires a minimum of four months training. The recruit is
assigned to work each day with a deputy that has received specialized training as a Field
Training Officer (FTO). The FTO monitors, and mentors the recruit. A detailed progress and
activity report is maintained and reviewed weekly by the patrol supervisor. Upon the recruits
successfully completion of the FTO program, the Police Training Commission is notified in
writing, and the recruit is then certified as a law enforcement officer.
SPECIALIZED TRAINING
During 2010 many employees attended specialized training covering topics such as:
1. Commercial Vehicle Inspections
2. Crime Scene Collection and DNA Techniques
3. Homicide Investigation, Child Abuse and Child Fatality Investigations
4. Crises Negotiation
5. Vehicle Stops, Advanced Vehicle Interdiction and Criminal/Drug/Parcel Interdiction
6. Cell Phone Technology in Criminal Investigations
7. Basic Spanish Language
8. Pharmaceutical Diversion Investigation
9. DUI Institute
10. Interviews and Interrogations and Identifying Deceptive Behavior
11. Pursuit and Defensive Driving Course
12. Advanced Accident Investigation and Motorcycle Crash Reconstruction
13. Grant Writing Workshop
14. Firearms Instructor and Armorers School
15. Computerized Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA) Certification
16. Tactical Energetic Entry Systems
17. Uniform Crime Report
18. Approaching Person with Dementia and Project Lifesaver
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Training and Recruitment Continued
SPECIALIZED TRAINING CONTINUED
19. Computer Crime Investigation and Forensic Interviewing
20. Immigrations and Customs Procedures
ANNUAL IN-SERVICE TRAINING
Every Maryland police officer is mandated to complete a minimum of 18 hours of annual in-service training. Some course material is mandated by the Training Commission. In
addition the Sheriff and a training committee meet each fall to discuss and determine training
needs. The following summer the committee reassembles to evaluate our current training
progress and discuss any training concerns. In 2010 our Patrol, Judicial, and Task Force
Deputies completed over 30 hours of in-service training.
Training topics covered:
1. CPR, Community First Aid and Safety
2. Interviews of Sex Offense Victims and Witnesses
3. Defensive Tactics including Taser Certification
4. Police Baton and O.C. Spray Certification
5. Responding to People with Disabilities and Dealing with Mentally Ill Subjects
6. How to Recognize Diabetic Shock
7. Legal Updates from the States Attorney’s Office
8. Identifying Potential Car and Truck Bombs
9. Airport Security
10. Deployment of Stinger Road Spikes (Stop Sticks)
11. All Hazard Plan
12. Accreditation (CALEA) Updates and Review
13. Firearms/Use of Force (Classroom)
14. Holding Cells
15. Consular and Diplomat Notification
* Firearms Training
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Training and Recruitment Continued
FIREARMS QUALIFICATIONS
All Sheriff’s Office Deputies are required to qualify annually with department issued handguns.
A minimum of 2 hours of classroom instruction is mandated. The officer is then required to
pass a live fire training course. The officer must qualify by scoring at least a 70% during both
day light and reduced light firing. Each officer is also required to qualify with a department
issued shotgun.
Many deputies are trained with a semi-automatic rifle. Prior to being issued a rifle the deputy
must complete a 3 day basic semi-automatic rifle course. Rifle certification is very
comprehensive and these deputies must qualify at minimum every six months.
ALLIED AGENCY TRAINING
On a regular bases the Personnel/Training Coordinator provides training information and
schedules to our Allied Police Departments. Allied agencies are: Boonsboro, Hancock,
Smithsburg, Hagerstown, and Hagerstown Community College (HCC). Allied police officers
routinely train in conjunction with sheriff deputies. Throughout the year the allied officers
completed classroom and firearms training is documented by the Training Coordinator. This
documentation is then sent to each department head so that it can be submitted to the Maryland
Police and Correctional Training Commission.
AGENCY WEBSITE
The Sheriff’s Office website continues to be a valuable tool. On a daily bases applicants view
our website, and make employment inquiries. The website provides the potential applicant with
information about our agency and how to make application. In addition our website lists the
patrol applicant’s physical fitness requirements and offers tips on how to prepare for the fitness
exam. The applicant can print the application off the web and submit it for employment
consideration.
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Quartermaster
Written by Cody Miller
The official title of the Quartermaster is the Property, Planning, Fleet Management and
Grants Coordinator. This is a civilian position assigned to the Patrol Division of the Sheriff’s
Office. The Quartermaster supports the Sheriff’s Office in fulfilling required administrative
actions necessary for efficient operation through coordinating the procurement, control and
issuance of agency property. Duties of the Quartermaster include, but are not limited to be to
maintain agency statistical data for studies, reports, analysis for budgets, and manpower
allocation for the Patrol Division. The Quartermaster also assists in the procurement of grants
through research, while also assisting in the management of awarded grants. Grants are
generally obtained through the Federal Government as well as the Governor’s Office of Crime
Control & Prevention. The Quartermaster also manages the entire fleet for the Sheriff’s Office.
Duties include coordinating with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration for registration
renewals as well as ensuring forfeited vehicles get registered to Washington County
Government. The Quartermaster serves as liaison between Washington County’s Risk Manager
and the insurance company for agency motor vehicle accidents involving the Sheriff’s Office
vehicles.
Fleet Manager
Written by Joe Artman
On a daily basis the fleet manager will log the vehicle repair requests received from
Deputies. Another duty is to discuss the repairs with the WCSO mechanic. After this is
completed , the fleet manager will coordinate with Deputies to facilitate the vehicle repairs.
Repair requests are tracked daily to ensure each request is accomplished in a reasonable
amount of time. The RTA system is updated daily to maintain correct vehicle information as
the vehicles change drivers, departments, etc. The RTA computer program is maintained for
vehicle preventative maintenance as per departmental guidelines. New vehicle information is
installed into the RTA computer system. New vehicles are inspected to insure they
correspond with the vehicle invoice. A hard copy of each repair request is kept to ensure the
cost of each part is listed on repair request once the repair is completed. Lastly, the computer
data base is checked for overdue preventive maintenance as per Departmental guidelines.
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Washington County Sheriff’s Office Fleet
Gas Prices by Delivery 2010
$2.90
$2.78
$2.80
$2.70
$2.56 $2.60
$2.60
$2.58
$2.54
$2.50
$2.42 $2.39
$2.40
$2.32 $2.32 $2.34
$2.30
$2.37
$2.42
$2.20
$2.10
$2.00
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Fleet Mileage by Years
2500000
2000000
1500000
2,059,615 2,048,116
1,847,066
1,847,066
1,759,596
1,432,006
1,577,176
1000000
500000
0
2004
2005
2006
2007
71
2008
2009
2010
Traffic Citations
12000
10038
10000
8000
8296
6630
6249
5872
6000
6081
5233
6046
4000
2000
0
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Traffic Warnings by Month - 2010
1000
900
800
700
600
794
636
569
500
400
900
831
819
802
591
560
579
519
417
300
200
100
0
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
Safety Equipment Repair Order
900
763
800
700
600
500
651
536
558
559
497
464
399
400
300
200
100
0
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
72
2008
2009
2010
DUI/ DWI Enforcement
Deputies on patrol are constantly on the look out for drivers who are driving under the
influence of alcohol, drugs and/or prescription medications. These drivers pose a serious threat
to themselves and other motorist on the roadways of Washington County.
All Patrol Division deputies are certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. These
tests are nationally recognized as providing the most accurate indication of whether a person is
driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .08% or more. In the State of Maryland,
a BAC of .08% is considered prima facia evidence that a person is driving under the influence.
The Sheriff’s Office participates in a Statewide program which uses the Intoximeter ER/
IR instrument to test the BAC of a driver arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or
while intoxicated. The instrument is controlled and maintained by the Toxicologist Office for
the State of Maryland. The Sheriff’s Office has twelve certified operators for the Intoximeter
ER/IR instrument. Completion of a 40 hour course of instruction by the Maryland State Police
Chemical Test for Alcohol Unit (CTAU) is required certification as an Intoximeter ER/IR
operator. The operator must then be re-certified each year by attending a one day seminar on the
use of the instrument.
A total of 286 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) arrests were made by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in 2010.
2010 DUI Statistics
Breath Tests Administered
238
Refusal of the Breath Test
42
MD Drivers License's Confiscated
174
Arrests of People 21 Years Old or Older
265
Arrests of People Under the Age of 21
21
Total DUI Arrests in 2010
286
WCSO Leaders in DUI Arrests:
Dfc. Ben Jones #6298 had 38 DUI Arrests
Dep. Marc Albowicz #5343 had 37 DUI Arrests
DUI/DWI Enforcement 2002-2010
400
350
300
250
200
150
364
313
317
282
271
243
227
265
286
100
50
0
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
73
2007
2008
2009
2010
Washington County Traffic Accident Data
ACCIDENT TYPE
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
Fatal Crashes
17
21
31
19
16
Injury Crashes
1034
994
1004
982
917
Property Damage Only
1790
1817
1778
1672 1464
Total Crashes
2839
2832
2807
2654 2399
17
21
31
1545
1464
1493
Total of all Fatalities
Total Number of Injured
21
16
1408 1371
* Current available data compiled by Maryland State Police
Traffic Accident Investigations
TYPES OF COLLISIONS
01
Head on Collision
22
02
Head on Left Turn
65
03
Same direction rear end collision
153
04
Rear end collision with vehicle turning right
5
05
Rear end collision with vehicle turning left
4
06
Side swipe with vehicle in opposite direction
0
07
Side swipe with vehicle in same direction
14
08
Two vehicles in same direction, one turning right in front
20
09
Two vehicles in same direction, one turning left in front
8
10
Two vehicles in same direction, both turn to left
9
11
Straight movement angel
3
12
Vehicle making right turn into other vehicle
121
13
Vehicle turning left in front of other vehicle
3
14
Vehicle turning left, head on with other vehicle
2
15
Two vehicle collision, opposite direction, turning in opposite dir.
3
16
Other collision
3
17
Single vehicle accident
294
18
Other / Unknown
22
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Washington County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Accident Data
Vehicle Movement
Top Accident Locations
1
Halfway BLVD
79
Moving Constant Speed
520
2
Dual HWY
63
Accelerating
54
3
Jefferson BLVD
55
Slowing or Stopping
102
4
Hopewell Road
40
Starting from Traffic lane
44
5
Eastern BLVD
35
Starting from Parked Position
11
6
Leitersburg Pike
32
Stopped in Traffic lane
94
7
Broadfording Road
27
Changing Lanes
10
8
Robinwood Drive
27
Passing
4
9
Shepherdstown Pike
22
Parking
3
10
Clear Spring Road
21
Parked
44
Backing
32
Making Left Turn
127
Driver Conditions
Apparently Normal
647
Making Right Turn
22
Had been drinking
52
Making Right Turn on Red
1
Fatigued
7
Making U Turn
5
Ill
6
Skidding
54
Physical Defects
3
Driverless Vehicle
1
Using Drugs/Medication
8
Other handicaps
1
Apparently Asleep
4
Unknown
23
Weather Conditions
Clear or Cloudy
639
Raining
55
Foggy
6
Snow or Sleet
48
Severe Winds
0
Types of Accidents
Non Traffic
6
Possible Injury
335
Property Damage
1938
Hit and Run
65
Fatal
6
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Washington County Sheriff’s Office MAARS by Month in 2010
Maryland Automated Accident Reporting System
100
90
86
80
70
84
74
60
65
59
55
50
40
49
62
60
56
55
46
30
20
10
0
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
* MAARS - Detailed Accident Report.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
MAARS vs. Code 89 Accidents by Month 2010
160
159
151
141
140
120
114
100
108
106 107
101
86
80
60 59
40
135
129
120
157
55
49
46
55
65
74
56
60
84
62
20
0
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
* Code 89 Collision Reports (no personal injury and vehicle can be driven)
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MAARS
Code 89