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Congratulations to Legal Office Associate Terry Barnhart on her retirement after 28 years of service here in Frederick County! Terry's assignments included work in the Circuit Court Division, Narcotics Task Force, and Child Support Division. She is looking forward to spending time with her 6 grandchildren, gardening, and traveling! ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
We look forward to joining Frederick County law enforcement for National Night Out Tuesday, August 3rd, 6-8pm! National Night Out is an annual event designed to enhance police-community partnerships.State's Attorney Charlie Smith will join the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, MD at the Natelli Family YMCA in Ijamsville. Our staff is also looking forward to participating in events with the Frederick Police Department in Frederick City, Maryland State Police in Walkersville, and FCSO deputies in Middletown! ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Last week, the newly formed Frederick County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council held their first meeting. Assistant State’s Attorney Brett Engler will serve as chair, County Councilmember Jessica Fitzwater will serve as co-chair. The Council, which is a multidisciplinary group of different local county agencies, non-profits, and the Judiciary, will collaborate to promote and facilitate an effective, community-wide response to domestic violence here in the Frederick community. Engler’s passion for protecting victims and combatting intergenerational cycles of violence led to the group’s formation at a time when it is more necessary than ever. The pandemic has led to an increased concern for domestic violence victims--as isolation, economic disruption, and uncertainty can exacerbate the power and control dynamics that cause abusive behavior. In his remarks to the first meeting, State’s Attorney Charlie Smith commented, “I’ve seen the trauma and the devastation that these crimes cause and, quite frankly, continue to inflict well after they occur.” Smith is hopeful that this will be a new mechanism for increasing awareness, prevention, and creating policies and programs that ultimately save lives. “My hope is that having a DVCC will elevate the topic of domestic violence within the community, and provide a forum where the State’s Attorney’s Office can engage with other stakeholders in order to prevent victimization, deter violence, and address offenses in Frederick County for the safety of our most vulnerable,” Smith adds. ... See MoreSee Less
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