Community Relations

Winchester City Sheriff's Office General Orders

There are currently 64 General Orders covering an array of assignments, directives, and duties. The Sheriff frequently updates General Orders to assure that Professional Law Enforcement Trends and Standards are current. The General Orders listed below are current with previous changes and associated dates listed on the first page of each general order.

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Annual Statistics and Activities

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Sheriff's Office Events

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Dispose of Unused Medications

Dispose of your unused medication at the drug disposal box in the Joint Judicial Center. The box is easily identifiable by it's red color, and is located between the Cameron Street entrance (screening station) and the Frederick County Circuit Court Clerk's Office. Access the box Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:45 am-5:00 pm (except holidays and inclement weather closings). A second box is also available 24/7 in the Timbrook Public Safety Center parking lot.

Do NOT use the red take back boxes for the following:

  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Inhalers
  • Thermometers
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Liquids, Lotions, nor Ointments
  • Sharps such as syringes
  • Medication from businesses or clinics

Domestic Violence

If you have been or feel you are about to be a victim of domestic violence contact the Winchester Police Department immediately by dialing 9-1-1. In doing so, you may request a protective order if you have reason to fear an assault by a family or household member. Other information is readily available that will help you in these situations.

A family or household member includes a spouse, regardless of whether or not you live together. Also included are parents, children, stepparents, and stepchildren, brothers and sisters, grandparents, grandchildren, in-laws (if you live in the same home), cohabitants (those who live together), those who cohabited in the past year and their children; and persons who have parented a child together even if they have never lived together.

Emergency protective orders can be obtained by a law enforcement officer responding to your home or by a magistrate (by telephone or in person). Additional protective orders such as a preliminary protective order and a permanent protective order might be applicable in your situation. Contact the Winchester Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court or the Winchester Victim Witness Program (both at 540-667-5770) for more information on these important orders of the court. 

Project Lifesaver

The primary mission of Project Lifesaver (PLS) is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, and other related conditions or disorders.

The task of searching for wandering or lost individuals with Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome, dementia or other cognitive conditions is a growing and serious responsibility. Without effective procedures and equipment, searches can involve multiple agencies, hundreds of officers, countless man hours and thousands of dollars. More importantly, because time is of the essence, every minute lost increases the risk of a tragic outcome.

Working hand in hand with trained public safety agencies, Project Lifesaver International (PLI) will help you save time, money and most importantly, your loved ones.

You should know, that when you look at other products or so called programs, Project Lifesaver is the one they are trying to copy.

Please contact Deputy Ernie Broyles of the Winchester City Sheriff’s Office for more information about this program: (540) 667-5770 or visit the Project Lifesaver International website.

Contract and Personal Data Forms:

PLS Contract

PLS Personal Data Questionnaire

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