Kent County Md - Sheriff's Office

KCSO Organization Chart

104 Vickers Drive, Unit B
Chestertown, MD 21620

An Accredited Law Enforcement Agency


Chief law enforcement officer for Kent County
Responsible for overall management
and administration of the office

Administrative Unit

Provides support to the entire office,
through procurement,
personnel management,
r ecords management

Victim Services

  • provides crisis intervention and counseling to crime victims
  • coordinates victims/witness services
    with appropriate agencies
  • provides support and advocates for victims/witnesses
    during the judicial process  
  • assists crime victims in filing for
    criminal injury compensation

Patrol Division

  • Maintains 24-hour patrol of Kent County
    in marked and unmarked vehicles
  • Enforces traffic laws
  • Watches for violations of other laws
  • Responds to more than 11,000 requests
  • Investigates crimes
  • K-9 unit – two canine teams
    (one Deputy and one canine)
  • drug detection
  • tracking
  • patrol work, including crowd control


Criminal Investigation Division

  • Investigate serious crimes
  • Specially trained crime scene investigators
  • Evidence/property custodian
  • Sex offender registry
  • Narcotics Enforcement Team
    • Drug enforcement through surveillance, intelligence, controlled buys
    • Coordination with State, Regional, and Federal authorities


Services Division

  • Serve civil summons, complaints,
    evictions, protective orders
  • Serve criminal summons
  • Execute arrest warrants
  • Provide security for the Kent County Courthouse

Community Policing Unit

  • Relationships with community organizations
  • Outreach in crime prevention

Incident Command Vehicle

  • Emergency communications capabilities (radio, telefax, Internet)     
  • Emergency equipment (lighting, traffic control)

Tactical Team

  • Execution of search warrants
  • Hostage/barricaded subject situations