Carroll County Sheriff Department, Maryland

An internationally accredited law enforcement agency, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is located on 100 North Court Street in Westminster, Maryland. Opened since 1837, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is the law enforcement agency for Carroll County, Maryland. This department serves a population of 170,260 people within 449.13 square miles.

Carroll County Sheriff’s Office’s mission to provide the highest level of service founded in trust and commitment to the Community. Their vision is to be the safest county in Maryland Their motto is “Commitment to Community.”

Sheriff Jim DeWees is the 58th Sheriff of Carroll County, MD and was sworn into office on December 2, 2014. Sheriff DeWees has received numerous awards for excellence in investigations and leadership.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office divides the county into two districts: Northern and Southern. Each patrol district is sub-divided into two patrol sectors. There are three bureaus: the operations division, the support operations division, and the warrant/fugitive taskforce.

Carroll County Detention Center, Maryland

Opened since 1968, the Carroll County Detention Center is a minimum-medium security jail located in Westminster, Maryland. The total capacity of inmates is 207. Sheriff Jim DeWees is the supervisor of the detention center. The Warden of the Carroll County Detention Center is George Hardinger.

The Carroll County Detention Center employs 92 correction officers and 15 civilian employees. These employees work together for the daily operation of the facility, keeping the inmates and staff safe.

The goal of the Carroll County Detention Center is to provide a secure holding facility for inmates. Inmates at this facility may be awaiting trial, sentencing, or serving a sentence shorter than 18 months.

Carroll County Detention Center’s address and phone number is as follows:

100 North Court Street #1

Westminster, Maryland 21157

(410) 751-3034

Inmate Search

The Carroll County Detention Center does not have an online inmate locator service. Likewise, it does not provide a mugshot list.

However, you can look for and find the inmates who may be serving time at the Carroll County Detention Center using the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Inmate Locator. This service allows members of the public to find out the housing locations of inmates who have been committed to the custody of the Commissioner of Correction.

Do note that this search engine is incomplete service, and may not show inmates who have short sentences or who are no longer in custody.


The Carroll County Detention Center provides food services, medical services, mental health services, and recreation to inmates. In addition, visitation, an education program, substance abuse treatment, religious services, library services, trustee programs, and home detention are also provided to its inmates.

Carroll County Jail also offers programs such as work release and a Trustee program. Work release allows inmates to maintain or obtain employment in the community, while still serving their sentences. The Trustee program allows inmates to work in the jail community, such as in the kitchen or doing maintenance.