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Program Description


This division provides general administrative support to the Sheriff's Office including personnel and labor relation matters, planning and policy, training, background investigations, payroll, purchasing, internal investigations, automation, grants, and budget-related functions. The Administrative Division provides technical support for the Sheriff's Records Management System (E*Justice). The Administrative Division also oversees the Sheriff's compliance with recognized accreditation standards. The Assistant Sheriffs direct research and development of policies, procedures, and regulations to meet professional standards developed for law enforcement agencies.

The Assistant Sheriffs also oversee internal investigations, represent the Sheriff's Office in legislative matters, and provide legal direction. The Sheriff's Office participates in school functions, civic association meetings, and serves on commissions and committees. The Sheriff's Office serves on applicant, promotional, and disciplinary boards of other public safety agencies. Administrative personnel organize and teach in-service and specialized deputy training and periodic weapons qualification, as required by the Maryland Police Training Commission. The Sheriff's Office also participates in law enforcement task forces and units such as the Special Response Team, Special Events Response Team, and Hostage Negotiation Team in cooperation with the Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, and other law enforcement agencies; and in responses to mutual-aid calls as necessary.

Program Contacts

Contact Mary Lou Wirdzek of the Sheriff's Office at 240.777.7078 or Taman Morris of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2771 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of Interim and Temporary Peace Orders received 12,4542,2585,6243,5003,600
Number of Interim and Temporary Protective Orders received4,5594,5573,3925,8005,800
Number of safety check violations resulting in arrest 220111
Number of weapons seized as a result of Protective Orders260164929292
1  The Sheriff's Office is required to immediately serve Court issued Peace and Protective orders in cases where petitioners seek protection from abuse. Each year, a higher number of Interim and Temporary Orders are received that require full processing through State and Federal law enforcement databases prior to physical service of the orders on the respondent.
2  Safety checks involve efforts by Sheriff's deputies to ensure that victims are safe and court orders are being obeyed after the issuance of an Interim or Temporary Order. Safety checks are conducted by site visit or phone.

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved590468328.55
Increase Cost: Increase Recruitment Class Sizes1073520.00
Increase Cost: Promotional Exams800000.00
Increase Cost: Implementation of Longevity Increment Pass-through to Deputy Sheriff Management Salary Scale234640.00
Increase Cost: Ballistic Vests230000.00
Technical Adj: FTE Adjustment from General Fund for Child Support and Protective Order00.27
Technical Adj: FTE Adjustment to Grants for Child Support and Protective Order-1660-0.27
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.9508450.45
FY22 Approved708768429.00