Office of the Sheriff

Jeffrey R. Gahler

As the primary law enforcement agency in Harford County and the largest full service agency in the State of Maryland, the Harford County Sheriff's Office is responsible for providing court services, law enforcement, and correctional services to the county's ever growing population. Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler and a Chief Deputy oversee a workforce of more than 500 sworn and civilian personnel and control an overall budget of $50,000,000. Harford County's policing methods have moved into the 21st century with their introduction of CountyStat. In a year, the agency will serve more than 51,000 court papers, handle over 5,900 Part 1(serious offense) crimes, conduct over 22,000 criminal investigations, answer more than 161,000 calls for service and house over 5,500 prisoners in the Harford County Detention Center.

The Sheriff's Office is broken down into five major bureaus:

The office of the Sheriff directly supervises and oversees several units: