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Carroll law enforcement responds to suspicious activity at William Winchester Elementary school

Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland; May 19, 2015 ---- On May 19, 2015, at approximately 9:53 am, law enforcement responders were dispatched to William Winchester Elementary School at 70 Monroe Street, Westminster, for a suspicious condition. The investigation revealed that an unknown person contacted the school by phone and claimed a person with a weapon was on the roof of William Winchester Elementary. School officials at both William Winchester Elementary School and West Middle School put the schools on lockdown as a precaution. A thorough search of the area was conducted by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Westminster Police Department, and the Maryland State Police. The search did not locate any evidence of a threat. 

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Youman at 410-386-2571, or the Anonymous TIPS Hotline at 1-888-399-TIPP.


Lieutenant  graduates from prestigious Staff & Command School

Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland, May 1, 2015 ---- Sheriff Jim DeWees is pleased to announce the graduation and return of Lieutenant Patrick Fisher from the Northwestern University’s prestigious School of Police Staff and Command for law enforcement leaders. 

The Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) is an upper-level education program geared towards progressive police managers and their agencies.  The curriculum consists of ten weeks of advanced investigative, management and human resource schooling for selected police supervisors and managers having proven records as professionals within their agencies.  All of the courses are accredited by Northwestern University.  Instruction is provided by university staff and other law enforcement professionals holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise.

Lieutenant Fisher has been with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office since 1991, and is currently Patrol Commander for Squad 4.


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