Tuesday, April 22, 2014

“Celebrating 318 Years of Service in the Office of the Sheriff” Statement from Sheriff Melvin C. High

Upper Marlboro, MD… Sheriff Melvin C. High issued the following statement today to mark the 318th anniversary of the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff:

“April 22, 2014 is the 318th Anniversary of the date the Office of the Sheriff was established. As an integral part of the county and state’s public safety structure, ours is a record of endurance, and of performance and results that have made the county and state safer because of our existence.

Enduring organizations share certain characteristics - they often serve an important purpose in society, are built on a solid foundation, and they operate with high standards grounded in ethical values and fueled by clarity of purpose.

The Office of the Sheriff is alive and well after 318 years, and we celebrate the legacy we inherited. Today, we are stronger and better, and enormously proud of our history of providing unquestionable value to this community. We are engaged in our work pursuant to “best practices” and our people are well-trained and focused on our mission while honoring our values.

Today, please join me in celebrating our rich history and in looking forward with hope to a bright future in which we continue to serve and give citizens our best.” 

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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