Welcome to the official website of the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office. As we continuously seek out new ways to enhance the public's accessibility to our office and assorted services, this site has been uniquely designed with our citizens in mind. It is my desire to continue to improve our ability to reach the public using state-of-the-art technology to increase the speed, accuracy, and reliability of police-related data that is so vital in today's information-driven world.
With nearly 150 years of service to the citizens of Wicomico County, the men and women of our county-wide, full-service law enforcement agency strive to fulfill our constitutional duties and our public safety mission while improving the quality of life for those living, working, and visiting Wicomico County. From our rural communities to the urban streets of Salisbury, our Sheriff Deputies continue to execute their duties more effectively and efficiently than ever before.
The Sheriff's Office is proud of the alliance we have established here in Wicomico County with our citizens, businesses, community organizations, government leaders, and our fellow law enforcement partners. Our Collaborative efforts are essential to fighting crime in our community. Violent crime is down, yet property crimes have risen. Together, we will continue to reduce the incidence of crime while addressing the serious scourge of Heroin usage among our families. Working closely with Governor Hogan and Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford, we have already made unprecedented seizures of Heroin in Wicomico County. And for those responsible for dealing this poison, they are receiving lengthy prison terms, and the citizens of Wicomico County feel safer.
Our office has grown to 91 sworn deputies and another 52 civilian personnel, who are committed to providing superior service to our communities, our police partners, and to those visiting Wicomico County. I assure you that we will remain focused on our core purpose to preserve peace, seek justice, and improve the quality of life for all by providing exceptional law enforcement services.
It is my distinct honor and privilege to lead a Sheriff's Office that is highly visible and proactive while delivering a personal level of professional police services to the citizens we are sworn to protect.
Michael A. Lewis
Sheriff Lewis retired as a Sergeant with the Maryland State Police, Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement Team (PACE) after twenty-two years of loyal and dedicated service. In addition to his duties as the agency's leading Criminal Interdiction Expert, Sheriff Lewis remains a CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR through the Maryland Police Training Commission, and a certified MASTER INSTRUCTOR through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Sheriff Lewis was directly responsible for the training and educating of all Maryland State Police personnel in the Criminal Interdiction Venue.
Elected November 2006, and now serving his third consecutive four-year term, Sheriff Lewis has worked tirelessly to transform the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office into one of superior service to our citizens, and one of fear to the criminals who prey on an innocent society. Based on feedback we heard from our citizenry, we realized it was imperative to be very proactive while on patrol, while providing our officers and command staff with the tools and resources they need to educate the public and build sustainable community relationships.
Sheriff Lewis remains very much involved in community-outreach initiatives and organizations while leading a dedicated staff of 94 sworn deputies, and another 52 civilian personnel who provide judicial protection to our courts, traditional law-enforcement services to our citizens, and unprecedented protection to the communities we serve.
During his 31 years of law enforcement experience, Sheriff Lewis has led the nation in cocaine and heroin seizures, as well as the seizures of millions of dollars in U.S. Currency found concealed within elaborately-constructed false compartments in motor-vehicles found traveling along U.S. Rt. 13 through Wicomico County. He pioneered the Drug Interdiction Program along Maryland's notorious U.S. Rt. 13 corridor, coordinating many multi-jurisdictional investigations following the seizures of large amounts of illegal contraband.
Sheriff Lewis has trained tens of thousands of law enforcement officers extensively throughout the United States and as well as other parts of the world to include; Australia, Germany, Russia, and the West Indies. Sheriff Lewis has been judicially recognized by the federal and state courts of this country as an EXPERT in the areas of Highway Interdiction, Hidden Compartments and Drug Valuation.
A family man and life-long Wicomico County resident, Mike and his wife Denise live in Salisbury. Their son, Adam is a chemistry teacher at Salisbury Christian School, and their daughter Ally is in her junior year of college at Salisbury University.
We, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, exist to serve all people with respect, fairness, and sensitivity. Empowered by the community to protect the lives, property, and rights of all people. To enforce the law impartially by providing quality service in partnership with the community. We will strive to attain the highest degree of ethical behavior and professional conduct at all times. To fulfill its mission, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to providing a quality work environment and the development of its members through effective training and leadership.