Patrol Operations & Prisoner Transport
The most visible section of the Sheriff's Office is the uniformed Patrol Operations Section. These deputies operate highly visible patrol cruisers and are assigned to one of eight geographic patrol sectors in Howard County for the service of criminal and civil process. They also assist local law enforcement agencies in calls for service, when needed.
Patrol deputies routinely enforce the Maryland Criminal and Traffic laws and provide security to all judges, staff, and vistors in and around the Circuit Court Complex.
Deputies assigned to the Transportation Section are responsible for transporting prisoners from the Howard County Detention Center to both the Circuit and District Courts of Howard County. They are also available for the transportation of prisoners in the custody of Howard County to all courts within the state of Maryland.