The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). Participation in the accreditation process is a sign of the Sheriff's dedication to the professional delivery of law enforcement services expected by the citizens of St. Mary's County. Through voluntary compliance with internationally recognized standards of policing, the Sheriff's Office demonstrates its commitment to excellence in law enforcement.
The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office has been continuously accredited by CALEA since achieving initial accreditation in 2007, with successful reaccreditations awarded in 2010, 2013, 2016, and most recently on July 30, 2020. Additional accreditation information may be found at www.calea.org or through the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Accreditation Manager at 301-475-4200 ext. 71963.