Forms and Publications

The Howard County Sheriff's Office is available Monday thru Friday, from 7:00am until 9:00pm. The Domestic Violence Unit is also available during the weekend. After-hours phone inquiries should be made to 410-313-4150. For all other inquiries, please contact 410-313-2150.

Howard County Sheriff's Office

8360 Court Avenue
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
Phone: 410-313-2150

Contact Information For Individual HCSO Sections & Units


Domestic Violence Advocate: 410-313-4012
Domestic Violence Unit: 410-313-7554
Duty Officer: 410-313-4150
Education & Training Section: 410-313-4210
Landlord / Tenant Section: 410-313-4222
Research & Planning Section: 410-313-4201
Service of Process: 410-313-4168
Warrant / Fugitive Section: 410-313-4174


Citizen Comments

The Howard County Sheriff's Office encourages citizens to comment about the quality of service they have received. Commendations of deputy and civilian service or questions/complaints regarding inappropriate service or actions are welcome.

Complimentary letters can be addressed directly to the Office of the Sheriff at any of the three locations listed above.

Complaints may be filed several ways:

  • by letter, addressed to the Office of the Sheriff
  • by telephone, called into any of the three locations listed above
  • in person
  • by submitting a Complaint Against Personnel Form to the Office of the Sheriff

Complaints of a serious nature will be handled by the Office of the Chief Deputy, which is responsible for the acceptance, oversight, and adjudication of allegations of deputy misconduct.

Citizen comments play a fundamental role in the professional integrity of the Sheriff's Office and each one is taken seriously and investigated objectively. All complaints received about members of the Office are investigated following a strict policy and in accordance with the Law Enforcement Officer's Bill of Rights (LEOBR).

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Office of the Sheriff at 410-313-4202.

Non-English speaking citizens should contact the Sheriff's Office at 410-313-4510 or 410-313-2153 to make arrangements for filing a complaint.