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Major R. Scott Mergenthaler Retires from Sheriff's Office

Category: Sheriff Department

Sheriff Joe Gamble and the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Major R. Scott Mergenthaler on his retirement from his over fifty-one-year career in law enforcement. We offer a sincere thank you and well wishes for his dedication and professionalism to the citizens of Talbot County for the last eighteen years of service. Read more

Sheriff's Office Purchases K-9 "Kiwi"

Category: Sheriff Department

On September 20, 2023, the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Division purchased a Narcotics Detection and Tracking K-9 from K2 Solutions located in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Read more

Easton PD, Oxford PD, Talbot Co. Sheriffs join forces for Shop with a Cop

Category: Sheriff Department

On Saturday, December 9th, the Easton Police Department, Oxford Police Department, and the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office came together for the Talbot Optimist Club’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ event. This event sees police officers pairing up with local youths to assist them on a shopping spree to provide holiday gifts for the youths and their families.  Read more

Opioid Operational Command Center Hosts Community Overdose Action Town Hall Series

Category: Sheriff Department

Talbot County Sheriff Joe Gamble and Talbot County Department of Health Officer Dr. Maria Maguire joined Special Secretary of Opioid Response, Emily Keller, in the Community Overdose Action Town Hall Series hosted by the Opioid Operational Command Center, held at the Talbot County Free Library. Read more

Department of Health to Host Community Overdose Action Town Hall

Category: Sheriff Department Talbot Family Network Emergency Services

The Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC), Maryland’s primary opioid response coordinating office, is hosting a town hall meeting on November 16th, 2023 at the Talbot County Free Library. The event aims to provide the community with the opportunity to share their ideas for how we can do more to address the opioid and overdose crisis.  Read more

Sheriff Gamble Elected President for Maryland Sheriffs' Assoication

Category: Sheriff Department

On September 13, 2023, Talbot County Sheriff Joseph Gamble was elected as the 2023-2024 President for the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) in a ceremonial passing of the torch from former President, Sheriff Scott Adams of Cecil County. Read more

Talbot County Holds Annual 9/11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony

Category: Sheriff Department Emergency Services County Council

On September 11, 2023, the Talbot County community gathered to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001 in Easton, Maryland. The ceremony began slightly later than the scheduled 8:30 a.m. start time due to a brief, but sudden downpour. Read more

Talbot County Sheriff's Office Prepares for New School Year!

Category: Sheriff Department

The Talbot County Sheriff’s Office is preparing for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. Read more


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