Sheriff's Office

Our Mission Statement

The Office of the Sheriff for Allegany County, Maryland is a progressive Public Safety agency responsible for the protection of all citizens in Allegany County, by providing for the preservation of peace, a safe and secure detention center, and the security of our courts.

With pride, integrity, and professionalism we strive to protect the rights and self-respect of all citizens. In alliance with our communities, we endeavor to provide safe neighborhoods for all.

Through determination and purpose of mind, we accept the responsibility of overcoming adversity to remain effective, efficient, and responsive to the needs of our citizens.

We strive to maintain a humane living and working environment through our professional correctional services. With courage and dignity, we endeavor to protect the rights of all persons equally.

Professionally and personally we are responsible for our conduct. We are honest, fair, and strong of character. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of ethical conduct and strive to be role models for others.

As employees, sworn or civilian, full or part-time, paid or volunteer, we are proud to belong to this agency and to promote these values.


  1. One Day Hiring Event

    The Allegany County Detention Center will be conducting a one-day hiring event to interview and test applicants for the position of Correctional Officer. Read on...
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  1. Physical Address
    695 Kelly Road
    Cumberland, MD 21502

    Phone: 301-777-1585
    Emergency: 911