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Read about the recipients of department awards.
The Chief Assistant Sheriff is “second in command” of the Office of the Sheriff, as provided in 2-309, (r) (2) (I) of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.
Over the 317 year history of the Office of the Sheriff, two deputy sheriffs have lost their lives in the line of duty.
On April 22, 1696, Colonial Governor Sir Francis Nicholson appointed Thomas Greenfield the first Sheriff of Prince George’s County, which makes the Office of the Sheriff the oldest law enforcement agency in the County.
Read through a message from Sheriff Melvin C. High.
Learn more about the Sheriff and his background.