Sheriff's Office history
On February 22, Sheriff Cameron and the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office will recognize and honor St. Mary’s County Sheriff Joseph L. Somerville, the first African-American Sheriff in the State of Maryland.
The agency will also be celebrating the publication of America’s First and The Sheriff’s Of St. Mary’s County, two books documenting the history of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, the oldest, continuously operating Sheriff’s Office in the United States.
This event will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Elks Lodge, located at Fire Department Lane, in California. The public is invited! Tickets are available at the Sheriffs Office, St. Mary’s Chapter of the NAACP, and the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions.