The Allegany County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) is the primary law enforcement agency for Allegany County, Maryland. The ACSO is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency servicing 430 square miles and a population of 75,300.
The Allegany County Sheriff's Office was created in 1789 when Allegany County was created from a portion of Garrett County by the Acts of 1789. The first elected Sheriff was John C. Beatty in 1791. The current sheriff is David A. Goad.
The ACSO is divided into four divisions:
- The Patrol Division- Responsible for community policing and the service of court orders (e.g., Protective Orders, Peace Orders, Criminal Summons, Warrants, etc.)
- The Correctional Division- Responsible for housing offenders and transportation.
- The Judicial Division- Responsible for lesser offenses, offenders not deemed a threat to public safety. Monitors community service programs.
- The Court Security Division- Responsible for the security of the courthouse and all personnel.
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