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Carroll County Law Enforcement announces
Camp C.O.P.S. 2014

Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland, April 21, 2014 -----  Carroll County Law Enforcement is proud to present the Carroll County Camp C.O.P.S. (Courage to be Outstanding with Pride and Self confidence). The camp, a joint effort between the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Westminster City Policy, Maryland State Police, and Taneytown Police,  is designed to bring a better understanding of Law Enforcement to the youth of Carroll County, while working in the atmosphere of a Police Academy. Located at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, Camp C.O.P.S. is open to middle school students (those students going into 6th, 7th, or 8th grade).

Emphasis is placed on self-discipline and teamwork by participating in fun, challenging activities. Camp C.O.P.S. is a day camp that runs from 8am through 4pm each day, from July 14th through July 18th, 2014, and campers must bring a bag lunch each day.

Applications are due May 1st, 2014, and may be obtained from the lobby of either the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office (100 North Court Street, Westminster) or Westminster City Police Department (36 Locust Street, Westminster). Camp is limited to the first 100 applications. If selected, a representative from Camp C.O.P.S. will be in contact with further details. There is a $10.00 fee per camper, which is not due until registration is confirmed.

Please direct any questions regarding Camp C.O.P.S. to Master Deputy Worthy Washington ( or Sergeant Keith Benfer (



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Sheriff’s Office Administrator graduates from FBI National Academy

Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland; March 28, 2014 ----- The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the graduation of Lt. Christopher Orwig from Session 256 of the prestigious FBI National Academy. The FBI National Academy is internationally known for academic excellence, consisting of 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management, and fitness schooling for selected law enforcement executives from around the world. Class 256 consisted of 221 students,   including international students from 23 countries including Peru, Chile and South Africa.

Instruction is provided by FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise.

Lt. Orwig is currently assigned as the 1st line administrator for Patrol Squad 1. He began working for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office in 2004, and has spent time as a patrol deputy, Union Bridge community deputy, criminal investigator, and patrol supervisor. Prior to employment with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Orwig served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and worked at the Salisbury Police Department from 1999 until 2004. He has a criminal justice degree from Wilmington College, and is currently working on his Masters.



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