Kent County Md - Sheriff's Office

104 Vickers Drive, Unit B
Chestertown, MD 21620

An Accredited Law Enforcement Agency


Request Records
If you want to get copies of official police records, you may write to us or visit us at:

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

Because of concerns for privacy, you may be asked to provide proof of your identity and we may have to determine whether you are entitled to the record

There are charges for some records.

Criminal Investigation Report $5.00
Incident Report $5.00
Traffic Accident Report   $5.00

 Press Releases  

We report our significant activities to the Kent County News and the Easton Star Democrat every week.You can read about law enforcement in your community there.

Annual Reports

Click here to read our Annual Statistical Report. Hit the "back" button to return to this page.

Click here to read our annual summary of Internal Affairs complaints.Hit the "back" button to return to this page.

Sex Offender Registry

  • By law, sexual offenders must register twice a year with local law enforcement agencies.
  • The purpose of registration is to enable parents and other concerned citizens to monitor their environment and take appropriate precautions.
  • The Kent County Sheriff’s Office monitors registration for Kent County. If you have a question about the operation of the program in the County, call us on 410 778-2279.

Civil Process

One of the Sheriff’s jobs is to serve court papers on parties in civil litigation.  There is a $40.00 charge to perform this service for papers received from within the State of Maryland and a $60.00 charge for papers received from out of state.  If we are unable to make service, 50% of the original payment will be refunded.  Call 410-778-2279 for more information.


We can improve our service to you, the citizens of Kent County, if you inform us of our shortcomings.


  • Call 410 778-2279 and ask to speak with the Sheriff or one of the Commanders to discuss your concern.
  • You can print and complete the Kent County Sheriff’s Office Complaint Against Personnel Report.You may also come to our office to obtain a copy of the form or obtain one from any Deputy on patrol.You may mail the form to us or bring it to us.Our address is:

John F. Price, Sheriff
Kent County Sheriff’s Office
104 Vickers Drive, Unit B
Chestertown, MD21620

If you allege brutality on the part of a Deputy, the law requires that your statement be notarized.We can notarize it for you.


We will conduct an investigation of your complaint.We will also inform you, in writing:

  • that we have received your complaint.  
  • when we expect the investigation to be completed.
  • when the investigation has been completed and the disposition of your complaint.


As a result of recent CJIS changes to the submission of applicant fingerprint cards, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office will no longer provide applicant fingerprinting services.  If you need to be fingerprinted for employment or some other reason, the closest location to the Chestertown area offering LiveScan electronic fingerprinting is “Inquiries, Inc.”, 129 North West Street, Easton, Maryland 21601.  They can be reached by calling 866-987-3767 for more information.