CorrectionsDetention Center

Detention Center

Business office hours

Business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact number: 410-996-5800.

Financial Operations office hours

Financial Operations office hours are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Monday-Friday excluding Holidays. Contact number: 410-996-5800.


Major Randy Rudy, Director Detention

Captain Mary Allen, Deputy Director Detention

Lieutenant Darryl Osborne, Operations Commander

Lieutenant Valerie Goodley, Administration Commander

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The Sheriff's Office Mission is to serve the citizens of Cecil County and ensure public safety. As a division of the Sheriff's Office, the Detention Center's mission is to provide a clean, safe and secure place of confinement for persons committed or adjudicated to our facility by proper authority of law.


The Detention Center was built in 1983 and began operation in 1984. The facility was designed to house a total 142 inmates, both male and female from minimum to maximum-security levels. Renovation and expansion was completed in November 2012. The facility was expanded to 168 male and 32 female beds. Persons held at the Detention Center are either awaiting trial or have been convicted and received sentences of up to 18 months.

A staff of 79 correctional officers and 6 support personnel ensure the safety and security of inmates and facilitate the services offered to them.