The Sheriff's Office is the lead agency in Talbot County for the service of Domestic Violence Petitions, Emergency Evaluation Petitions, Peace Orders and related process.
This is one of the largest areas of growth in the Sheriff's Office, and due to strengthening of Domestic Violence Laws and increased awareness over the past several years, this has strained the resources of the Sheriff's Office. Still deputies in the Sheriff's Office perform welfare checks on victims, arresting those abusers found in violation of court orders.
Deputies assigned to this unit also serve Emergency Evaluation Petitions for people who are considered a danger to themselves or the community.
Domestic Violence Petitions and Protective Orders are computerized for tracking. This enables violators to be served and orders to be enforced all over the .
All victims who bring orders to the Sheriff's Office are interviewed and their situation assessed. A professional staff is able to refer victims to the proper agencies that can assist them in meeting their needs.
For information on Domestic Violence related orders or to make a cell phone donation, please call the Domestic Violence Unit Monday through Friday from 8am until 4:30pm. 410-822-1020.