FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You need to send your request for a copy of a police report in writing along with a check made out to the Office of the Sheriff to:
Office of the Sheriff, Queen Anne’s County
505 Railroad Avenue
Centreville, MD 21617
Please click on the below link to download the Police Report Form.
Please download this Public Information Act Request form, fill it in, print it, and mail it back to the address on the form.
- $40.00 fee per paper per defendant for civil papers from within the state.
- $60.00 fee per paper per defendant for civil papers from outside the state.
We are currently offering fingerprint services Monday through Friday 8am - 8pm, by appointment only. Please call the office to schedule your appointment at 410-758-0770. The fee for this service will vary based on the type of background check that is being requested. We accept check, money order, cash (MUST be exact amount as we do not keep change on hand), and credit cards. There is a 2.39% service charge added for all credit card transactions. Anyone over the age of 18 must provide a valid government-issued photo ID. Anyone under the age of 18 may use a valid school ID. In addition, the customer must provide an Agency Authorization code and ORI number. We require that all visitors wear a mask while in the building.
To expedite the fingerprint process, please complete the Fingerprint Form and bring it with you during your appointment.
You can contact the Community Policing Section at 410-758-0770, or 410-778-7908. Please give us as much advance notice as possible, as requests are frequent and taken on a first come first served basis
All emergency and non-emergency calls for police assistance are answered and dispatched by the Queen Anne's County Department of Emergency Services. Calls for service are NOT dispatched on a ” first come, first served” basis. They are dispatched according to their priority. The most serious and life-threatening calls are dispatched first. Due to call volume and available staff, there may be times when all deputies are busy. If that occurs, your request for assistance will be answered in as timely a manner possible.
Depending on the reason it was impounded, it may or may not be released. To find out you need to contact the Duty Officer at 410-758-0770.
If your vehicle can be released, you will need to bring the title or registration of the vehicle, and a photo ID of yourself to present. Once you are verified as the owner, you will be supplied with a vehicle release to take to the tow service that towed your vehicle for the office.
The Sheriff’s office currently has two sub stations- one in Chester on Piney Narrows Rd. , and one in Sudlersville on South Church St. Sub Stations are not staffed regularly, however they are utilized by the deputies as a place to conduct investigations, interview individuals, complete paperwork, and make phone calls.
You can call our Drug Task Force at 410-758-TIPS, or submit a request online.
The Queen Anne's County Office of the Sheriff is frequently called upon about merchants losing money to bad check writers in our community. A suggestion is to utilize the Bad Check Program offered by our states attorney. https://www.qacstatesattorney.com/programs-services/bad-check-program/ Ensuring you are not a victim, we recommend that you always get a valid ID as well as place those ID numbers on the check, while comparing the addresses of the check writer. If someone issues you a “bad” check, it may be a criminal act. You may call the office to have a deputy assist you in the criminal process. We encourage you to send a certified letter / restricted delivery to the check writer advising you of the intent to take legal action. If there is no response, save your postal receipts, as they will be needed for prosecution. You will need to file a police report and a deputy or you will need to file the charges with the court commissioner.
The Maryland Center for School Safety funded this project via a grant award from the SRO/Adequate Coverage Grant fund. All points of view expressed in this document, publication, or presentation, are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of any State or Federal Agency.