Threat Response Training
Mass violence is a tragic reality in today’s world. These tragic events often progress quickly and leave little time for an individual to make good survival decisions.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office offers a brief training course, providing participants with a basic skill set to aid in decision-making and action-taking during an active aggressor incident.
This training is offered to businesses, houses of worship, educational institutions, and community groups.
If interested in Threat Response Training, please contact Sgt. Carly Hose at 240-313-2195.
Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Turn-In Program
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office wants citizens to know there is a safe and correct way to dispose of unused, expired, or unwanted medications.
Many risks are associated with storing prescription drugs that are not part of current drug therapy. Medications stored as leftovers from previous prescriptions lose their effectiveness over time. Having quantities of stored drugs in your home could lead to medication mistakes and accidental ingestion. Unauthorized access to stored medications may result in stolen and abused drugs.
It is important to our environment that unused medications are disposed of properly. Placing them in household trash or flushing them down a toilet or drain puts our groundwater at risk. Sheriff Brian Albert encourages the community to bring their expired and unwanted prescription medications to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, located at 500 Western Maryland Parkway, Hagerstown, MD, so that these drugs may be safely disposed of in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. Medications are accepted 24 hours daily, every day of the year, with no appointment necessary.
For more information, please contact Sgt. Carly Hose, 240-313-2195.
Crime Prevention, by definition, is taking some action to prevent or reduce the chances of criminal activity. The Sheriff’s Office has one deputy assigned to crime prevention and community relations activities. If you are interested in participating in any of the offered programming or are interested in a program not listed, please contact Sgt. Carly Hose, 240.313.2195, for further information.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention/Community Relations Unit offers numerous presentations to the community. Some of the available topics include:
- Identity Theft
- Personal Safety
- Home Safety
- Threat Response Training
- Internet Safety for Children
If you or your organization is interested in scheduling a presentation, please contact Sgt. Carly Hose, 240.313.2195.