Sheriff’s Office History

Welcome to the website of the Office of the Sheriff for Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. Queen Anne’s County was erected in 1706 and was named for Queen Anne (1665-1714), who ruled Great Britain and Ireland from 1702 to 1714. The Office of the Sheriff in 2006 celebrated two hundred years of continual service.

The Sheriff and deputies patrol the approximately 392 square miles of Queen Anne’s County and provide police services to the estimated population of 49,000 residents, tourists, and commuters 365 days a year from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to the Delaware State Line.

Places of interest in our county include Broad Creek Cemetery, (site of one of the earliest centers of activity on the Island, now undergoing archaeological investigation and restoration, Church Hill Theatre, (“The Showcase of the Eastern Shore”, a center for performing and visual arts), Queen Anne’s County Courthouse constructed when the county seat was moved to Centreville from Queenstown (It is the oldest courthouse in the state in continuous use), Queenstown Colonial Courthouse, (The first courthouse in the county), Sudlersville Train Station Museum, (preserved as a museum devoted to the history of the railroad, Sudlersville and Baseball Hall of Famer, Jimmy Foxx) and history Wye Grist Mill (historically significant in that it produced and sold supplies to American Revolution financier Robert Morris for the Continental Army).

As Sheriff, I welcome you to our website, hope that you find it informative, and exhibits the pride and dedication of our Sheriff’s Office.