Welcome to Allegany County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Craig A. Robertson of Allegany County Maryland
Sheriff Craig A. Robertson was born in Frostburg, Maryland. He graduated from Valley High School in 1978 and in 1981 graduated from Allegany College of Maryland in Criminal Justice. In 1979, he was hired as a Cadet with the department by then Sheriff Donald R. Wade. In 1983, Sheriff Robertson was hired as a police officer with the Cumberland City Police Department and completed basic law enforcement training at the Western Maryland Police Training Academy. In 1990, while working as a detective with the Cumberland City Police, he accepted the same position with the Sheriff's Office at the request of Sheriff Wade. In 1992 he became one of the original members of the Combined County Criminal Investigation Unit. In 1998, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned as second shift supervisor. In 2008, he was transferred to the position of second in command.
Sheriff Robertson is a member of the Cumberland Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #90, and the MD/DELAWARE Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates.
He is a graduate of the Harvard Associates for Police Science in Baltimore and FBI Hostage Negotiator School. In June 2000, he graduated from the 201st Session of the FBI National Academy on Leadership and Management. A 30-year veteran of law enforcement with over 20 years with the Sheriff's Office, he won the general election in 2010 to assume the position of Sheriff. Sheriff Robertson also serves as Director of the Allegany County Fire Police Association, a life member of the Cumberland Outdoor Club, and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Frostburg. Sheriff Robertson and his wife, Cerena, reside in Midland. He has three daughters: Stephanie, Erica, and Sarah, and two grandchildren, Destinee and Alexander.
Deputy of the Year 2012 Bryan Carlson
Correctional Officer of the Year 2012 Chad Guthrie
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During the early morning hours of February 11, 2012, the Allegany County Sheriff's Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on McMullen Highway in the Cresaptown area. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Jason Michael Benton, 39YOA, and resides at 515 Memorial Avenue, Cumberland, Maryland. During the course of the traffic stop deputies detected an odor of alcoholic beverage upon his breath and person. Mr. Benton submitted to performing several field sobriety tests in which he was unable to complete successfully and was subsequently placed under arrest for driving under the influence/ driving while intoxicated. Upon running a check through various states on Mr. Benton's driving status it was determined that Mr. Benton's driving status is revoked in both the state of Maryland as well as the state of South Carolina. Further a check for active warrants was conducted to which it was determined that Mr. Benton was wanted on an active arrest warrant for a violation of probation through the District Court of Allegany County Maryland. Mr. Benton was served with the arrest warrant at the time of this arrest. Mr. Benton was held on a preset $5,000.00 bond for the violation of probation charge and was also held on an additional $5,000.00 bond for the DUI/DWI, and driving revoked traffic offenses. Upon transporting Mr. Benton to the Allegany County Detention Center where he was to be incarcerated pending a bail review Monday morning, Mr. Benton proceeded to assault the charging Deputy at that facility. The Deputy was later treated for minor injuries at the Western Maryland Regional Hospital and released. Mr. Benton was charged with Assault on Police and held on an additional $20,000.00 bond after he was transported back to the District Court for his initial appearance.
If you have any information please contact the C3I Unit at (301)777-0326, Cumberland City Police at (301) 777-1600 or the Allegany County Sheriff's Office at (301) 777-5959
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