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Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Registry Unit address verification results for August

Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland; August 22, 2016 ----  During the week of August 15th  through the 19th, 2016, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Registry Unit conducted address verification operations. Address verification occurs monthly in an effort to ensure the integrity of the registry. With a list of offender addresses gathered from those who are due to re-register the following month, Cpl. McMillen, supervisor of the Carroll County Sex Offender Registry Unit, set out to make contact with the offenders to ensure the correct addresses are on file.

This operation makes use of funds from the Federal Sex Offender Compliance Grant. Cpl. McMillen responded to a total of 34 offender addresses, with the operation confirming 32 addresses as positively verified, and 2 address that was not able to be confirmed during this operation. There were no violations discovered.

Addresses that were not confirmed during this operation will be checked by Cpl. McMillen as time permits  throughout the remainder of the month. Any addresses still unchecked by the following month will be added to the new list for future address verification operations.

The Maryland Criminal Procedure Article requires all Sex Offenders residing within Carroll County to register with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office in the following intervals, which is based upon the type of crime for which the person was convicted (more information on Tiers can be found at

  • Tier I Sex Offenders must register bi-annually for 15 years. 
  • Tier II Sex Offenders must register bi-annually for 25 years. 
  • Tier III Sex Offenders must register quarterly for a lifetime registration period. 
  • All homeless registrants must register once a week. 

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has been responsible for the registration of sex offenders in Carroll County since July of 2011.



Sheriff's Office announces new academy graduates

Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland; June 27, 2016 ---- The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the graduation of our two newest deputies, Kevin McGinnis and Shawn Ullrich. Both D/S McGinnis and D/S Ullrich graduated from the 57th Frederick Police Academy. The graduation ceremony was held Friday, June 24th, 2016, and included other new officers and deputies from the Frederick Police Department, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Annapolis Police Department, Rockville Police Deparment, and Gaithersburg Police Department.

For his outstanding performance in the academy, D/S Ullrich received numerous awards, including the academic achievement award, emergency vehicle operator top driver, and skills achievement award for accumulating the best combined ratings in emergency vehicle operations, firearms, skills, and physical fitness.

D/S McGinnis and D/S Ullrich are both residents of Carroll County, and upon successful completion of the 400 hour Field Training Program, both will be assigned to patrol operations.



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