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Howard County, Maryland Sheriff Overview

Howard County is a county found in the central part of Maryland. Its county seat is in Ellicott City. The county is home to Columbia, a major planned community of approximately 100,000 founded by developer James Rouse in 1967. Howard County is also frequently cited for its affluence, quality of life, and excellent schools. Howard County is named after Colonel John Eager Howard, an officer in the “Maryland Line” of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. Zip codes in Howard County include 20777, 21738, 21737, 21075, 21765, 20723, 21771, 21784, 21794, 21797, 21029, 21150, 20759, 21036, 20763, 21042, 21044, 21043, 21046, 21045, and 21723.

Sheriff James F. Fitzgerald is the current head of the Howard County Sheriff’s Office. His contact information include his phone number (410-313-4202), and his email address (

Howard County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 8360 Court Avenue
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 410-313-2150

Inmate Search in Howard County Jail

The Howard County Jail does not have an available list of inmates incarcerated in their facility. The State of Maryland, however, supports the Victim Information and Notification Everyday system, so you can visit the site to check and receive notifications on the custody status of an offender. It’s recommended to visit the Jail personally at 7301 Waterloo Road, Jessup, MD or call them at 410-313-5200 for inquiries.

The Howard County Detention Center, in Jessup, opened in 1983 with a rated capacity of 108 inmates. The new facility opened with 63 inmates; within five years, the inmate population had greatly exceeded its rated capacity. The Department of Corrections again sought and obtained funding for the expansion of the detention center. The expansion was completed in 1994 with a rated capacity of 361 inmates. The Jail Administrator is Jack Kavanagh.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

  • Visitors must present a valid driver’s license, or government issued photo ID and provide a valid address when registering for a visit. Expired ID will not be accepted.
  • A maximum of two (2) adults and two (2) children (under 18 years of age) shall be permitted at a time. All minor children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, unless otherwise approved by the Security Chief or higher.
  • All minor children must remain with the parent or legal guardian at all times.
  • Visitors may only visit with one inmate at a time.
  • Radios, cell phones and other electronics may not be used while inside the visiting area.
  • Smoking is prohibited inside the facility.
  • Food/drinks are not permitted in the visiting area and must be disposed of before entering the area.
    No coats, backpacks, bags, boxes, parcels, or packages of any kind are allowed into the visiting area. Free lockers are provided.

  • Loitering/wandering in the visiting area is not permitted. Visitors must remain in the lobby area until called for the visit. Once a visitor enters the visiting area they may not leave and return to the lobby area until the visit is complete.
  • Appropriate dress is required. Visitors must be fully clothed and wear shoes. Appropriate attire is expected of all visitors. Examples of inappropriate attire include tops that are see-through, extremely low cut (no cleavage), sleeveless (tops must have some type of sleeve cropped, short or long, no tank, tube, spaghetti or halters tops) shoulders and stomachs must be covered. Inappropriate bottoms include see-through or does not come to the finger tip. Dresses must be meet the same requirements of the tops and bottoms but must not be too revealing. Any piece of clothing that has derogatory statements or graphics are prohibited. No head gear. No sunglasses.
  • Visitors who do not comply with the facility policies regarding public and professional visits will have their visit ended and may be denied further approval to enter the facility.

    Visitation Time:
    General Population 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    (not minimum security) (except Tuesday and Thursday)
    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Segregation VIDEO ONLY 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only

    Special Management Unit 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Thursday and Saturday only

    Medical Restricted Visits 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Mon., Tues. and Wed. only

    ICE Detainees, Hendricks Hall and H-1 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday only

    Sex Offender Search and Lookup

    All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. The definition of a sex offender is a person convicted of a crime involving sex, including rape, molestation, and production or distribution of child pornography.

    You can access this information online for Howard County by going to this link, but bear in mind that searches sometimes reveal primary last known addresses or, rather the block that they live on. You are also required to accept a disclosure to use the database.

    Bail and Bail Bondsman

    As a Defendant, you may post bail yourself, have someone over 18 years old post it on your behalf, or use a bondsman. The person posting bail for you assumes responsibility for your financial court responsibilities. If you fail to appear as required, a warrant will be issued for your immediate arrest and the bail will be forfeited. Maryland allows the following bail options. Cash bail, property bail, intangible assets, credit or debit cards, and professional bail bondsman. A bail bondsman will require a non refundable fee to post bail. In addition to the fee, the bondsman sometimes requires collateral or property to secure their trust and post your bail on your behalf. Collateral will be returned to the bondsman who posted it after disposition of the charges and all court appearances are met. The service fee and collateral received must be displayed on the bail bond form. A lawyer is not required to post bail but it is always smart to retain legal advice.

  • Howard County Jail Statistics
    Number of Persons Confined 289
    Avg Daily Population 272
    Name of new facilitynot applicable
    Full time payroll 134
    Full time total employees 135
    Total salaries and wages 7679113
    Other operating expenditures 2250803
    Total construction costs 165788
    Equipment, furnishings, etc 3307
    Year of original construction 1983
    Year of major renovation1994
    Name of new facilitynot applicable

    Address: 7301 WATERLOO ROAD JESSUP MD 20794

    Howard County Unemployment and Median Household Income
    Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016178,637
    Number Employed Annual Average, 2016172,946
    Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20165,691
    Unemployment Rate, 20163.2
    Median Household Income Annual Average, 2015110,224
    Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
    Howard County Poverty Data
    Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201416,350
    Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20155.2
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)
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    Sheriff Gahler announces appointment of Daniel Galbraith as Warden of the Harford County Detention Center.
    Friday, January 15th, 2021 at 1:38pm
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    Harford Sheriff @Harford_Sheriff
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    Adrian is 5’4”, 140 lbs. Is wearing a black sweatshirt, black sweatpants and black Nike Slide shoes.
    If you see him, dial 911
    Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 1:50am
    Deputies are attempting to locate Adrian Giles, 12, of Edgewood. Last seen on Wednesday, Jan 13 at 10:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Gilway Ct.
    Adrian is 5’4”, 140 lbs. Is wearing a black sweatshirt, black sweatpants and black Nike Slide shoes.
    If you see him, dial 911
    Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 at 11:59am
    From Sheriff Gahler, "I will always defend your rights as law abiding citizens, but once you choose to violate the law and resort to violence and chaos, law and order must and will prevail." See full statement:

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