The Charles County Sheriff s Office provides law enforcement and crime prevention services. It serves Charles County, Md., which has population of more than 120,000 residents. It also operates the Charles County Detention Center and has more than 600 sworn, corrections and civilian employees. The Charles County Sheriff s Office intervenes in cases of domestic violence and provides the information and assistance to victims unfamiliar to the criminal justice system. Its investigators interview people, gather documents and evaluate the facts of a crime. Additionally, the office provides a range of services, such as sex offender information, animal control, traffic safety, recovery of stolen property and firearms licensing. The Charles County Sheriff s Office is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies and maintains a location in La Plata, Md.