Kent County Md - Sheriff's Office

104 Vickers Drive, Unit B
Chestertown, MD 21620
410-778-2279

An Accredited Law Enforcement Agency

Frequently Asked Questions

 

My spouse is abusing me/our children. Where do I go for help?
Call 9-1-1 any time you believe you are in physical danger. A Deputy Sheriff will be dispatched to assist you.
You can apply to the District Court for a protective order, directing the abuser to stay away from you and your residence. A District Court Commissioner can issue an "interim protective order" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The District Court Commissioners are located in the Kent County Courthouse on Cross Street in Chestertown. The telephone number is 410 810-3370.

I just received a bad check. How do I file a criminal complaint?
A.You can file a criminal complaint with the District Court Commissioners, who will help you through the process of filing. The District Court Commissioners are located in the Kent County Courthouse on Cross Street in Chestertown. The telephone number is 410 810-3370.

How do I get a "restraining order"?
The District Court can issue two kinds of orders which direct one person to stay away from another person:

A “protective order” directs a spouse or other person to whom a person is related, with whom a person lives or has lived or with whom a person has a child to stay away. During regular business hours – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday – you may apply for a protective order at the District Court Clerk’s Office, Kent County Courthouse, 103 North Cross Street, Chestertown, 410 810-3360.

After court hours, District Court Commissioners can issue interim protective orders that are effective immediately. The District Court Commissioners are located in the Kent County Courthouse. The telephone number is 410 810-3370.

A “peace order” directs a person who is unrelated to and does not live with another person to stay away. Only a judge can issue a peace order. You may apply for a peace order at the District Court Clerk’s Office during regular business hours.

Where are you located?
We are located on Flatland Road in Chestertown, in the same complex as the County Detention Center. There are signs from High Street, Route 20, and Route 291 to direct you to us. Our address is:

Kent County Sheriff's Office
104 Vickers Drive, Unit B
Chestertown, MD 21620

Our telephone number is 410 778-2279 and our fax number is 410 778-7488.

What are your hours?
We work 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. We can always be reached by calling 9-1-1. If you request it, a Deputy Sheriff will be dispatched to your location.

Our office hours are Monday through Friday (except Holidays), 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Are you hiring Sheriff's Deputies?
We are always looking for qualified candidates for law enforcement positions. See the section of our website called Join the Team.

Will the Sheriff's Office serve legal papers for me?
We serve legal papers for both the courts and for private citizens. The cost of service is set by the State -- $40.00 for Maryland residents, $60.00 for nonresidents.

I want to complain about the way a Deputy Sheriff treated me. What should I do?
We want to know about your complaint. You can fill out our "Complaint Against Personnel Report" and either bring it in or mail it to us. You can also call 410 778-2279 and ask to speak with Sheriff Price or one of the KCSO Commanders. You may want to review the section of our website called DO YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT US?

I forgot my court date and did not appear in court . . . what should I do?
Call the court immediately and explain what happened. Find out if the court has issued a bench warrant for your "failure to appear." If it has, you can call us on 410 778-2279 and come to the Kent County Sheriff's Office for service of the warrant.

My neighbor is always trespassing on my property. What can I do about it?
You can send a certified letter, return receipt requested, to your neighbor, informing him that you'll prosecute him for trespass if he doesn't stop. Send us a copy of the letter. If the neighbor subsequently trespasses, call us and we will send a Deputy to investigate.

Alternatively, you may want to contact Chester Valley Community Mediation Service. They offer a free and often successful service for resolving disputes without resort to the courts.You can reach them on (410)810-9188 or by email at cvcms@friend.ly.net.