Welcome to the Cecil County Sheriff's Office      


Mission Statement

The mission of the Cecil County Sheriff's Office is to improve the quality of life throughout Cecil County by striving to provide a secure community environment through the efficient delivery of police services.


COVID-19 Update

In response to COVID-19, the following precautions are being taken by the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office:

  • All civilian ride-alongs with the patrol division have been suspended.
  • Building tours will not be conducted until further notice.
  • Public fingerprinting services will not be available until further notice.
  • Visitation to the Cecil County Detention Center has been suspended.
  • Access to the Detention Center by volunteers for all programs has been suspended.

The Cecil County Sheriff’s will continue to respond to all calls where a deputy’s on scene response is needed. However, the Sheriff’s Office will handle non priority calls and incidents that do not require a deputy’s physical presence by telephone. There is no change regarding how the public will contact the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office. 


The Cecil County Health Department has established a helpline for anyone with questions. The helpline can be contacted at 410-996-1005. Anyone seeking additional information regarding COVID-19, can access the following websites:

Message from the Sheriff

It is an honor to welcome you to the Cecil County Sheriff's Office website. As Sheriff, you have my solemn oath that my team of law enforcement professionals will work hand in hand with the communities we serve to make Cecil County a great place to live, work, and raise a family. The Sheriff's Office is the primary law enforcement agency for the citizens of Cecil County and as such I will always hold myself and every member of this agency to the highest levels of service and integrity.


Please take the time to look around our page for the information that you need. You can also find out more about the Sheriff's Office on our  Cecil County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.  We can always be reached by telephone at 410-996-5500.


Adams, Scott Sheriff

Sheriff Scott A. Adams





Widdoes, Gerald Chief Deputy

Chief Deputy
Gerald Widdoes

Bureau of Law Enforcement

The men and women of the Cecil County Sheriff's Office are committed to dedicated service through superior performance. Their accomplishments and contributions to the Cecil County Sheriff's Office are part of the fabric of an agency, which epitomizes the best in law enforcement. 

Bureau of Community Corrections

The purpose of the Center is to house and rehabilitate individuals who have been convicted of a crime but who, in the judgment of the Court and appropriate Correctional Personnel, can participate in community activities such as employment and rehabilitation programs without posing a substantial danger to the community.

Cecil County Detention Center

As a division of the Sheriff’s Office, the Detention Center’s mission is to provide a clean, safe and secure place of confinement for persons committed or adjudicated to our facility by proper authority of law. 



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