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Program Description

  Administration

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 Services, and other law enforcement agencies; and in response to mutual-aid calls as necessary.

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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.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of Interim and Temporary Peace Orders received 12,2582,8152,9833,1613,350
Number of Interim and Temporary Protective Orders received4,5575,3435,6636,0026,362
Number of safety check violations resulting in arrest 200234
Number of weapons seized as a result of Protective Orders165160168178189
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.
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Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved708768429.00
Increase Cost: Restoration of Pre-Covid Costs to the Security Budget1294700.00
Increase Cost: Eight Percent Inflationary Increase to Non-Profit Service Provider Contracts467570.00
Increase Cost: Software Subscriptions286020.00
Increase Cost: Differential Adjustments194750.00
Decrease Cost: Elimination of Long-term Vacancies0-2.00
Decrease Cost: Promotional Exams - Every Other Year-800000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-740439-0.52
FY23 Approved649154926.48