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Sheriff's Office

The Garrett County Sheriff's Office is a full service law enforcement agency; a service provider and a custodian of offenders. In this regard, it exists to serve all the people within Garrett County with integrity, respect, fairness, and compassion. The Sheriff's Office is committed to the prevention of crime; the protection of life and property; the preservation of peace and order; the enforcement of laws and ordinances the safeguarding of constitutional rights and the security of prisoners. The foundation is community service, with goals to enhance the quality of life, investigating problems as well as incidents, seeking solutions and fostering a sense of security in communities and individuals. The men and women of this office nurture public trust by holding themselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics. To fulfill this mission, the Garrett County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to providing a quality work environment and the advancement of its officers through training, experience, education, and leadership.

Sheriff Bryson Meyers

Sheriff Bryson Meyers was born in Oakland, Maryland. He graduated from Southern Garrett High School in 2002 and from Marshall University of Huntington, West Virginia in 2006 with a degree in Criminal Justice. He was hired by the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office in 2007 by then Sheriff Gary Berkebile.

Meyers -graduated in 2008 from the Western Maryland Police Academy in Hagerstown, Maryland. He is a nationally certified dual-purpose police k9 handler through NAPWDA (March 2011) and he spent his early years in public service working as a k9 handler and as a detective in the Garrett County Narcotics Task Force.
In 2010 he was recognized as the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office “Deputy of the Year” as a road patrol Deputy, and again in 2015 as a detective working in the Garett County Narcotics Task Force.  He was promoted in 2017 and assigned to oversee the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Registry and Community Service programs. Then, after serving in these roles, he became the Supervisor of the Garrett County School Resource Officer program where he taught drug awareness education to Garrett County middle schoolers.
In 2022 Meyers was promoted to the rank of Chief Deputy (Major) for the department and supervised daily operations for the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office.
A 16-year veteran of law enforcement, Meyers won the general election in 2022 to assume the position of Garrett County Sheriff. Sheriff Meyers is a member of the Oakland Elks Lodge #2481, Deer Park Sportsman Club and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 99. Sheriff Meyers and his wife, Jessica, reside in Oakland. He has two children Kalan and Silver Meyers.

Employment Opportunities

All positions will receive a $1,000 bonus upon hire and an additional $1,000 bonus upon successful completion of probationary period.
Correctional Officer
Starting pay $19.69/hour. Additional salary increase for lateral transfers for Maryland Certified Correctional Officer
Job Description
Minimum Requirements for Correctional Officer Position
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Public Safety Communications Officer
Starting pay $18.43/hour

Positions are full time and include the following comprehensive benefit package:
  • 25 year retirement plan with county contribution
  • Deferred compensation with a county contribution
  • Shift differential pay
  • 12 hour shifts – rotating days off
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Annual, Personal and Sick Leave
  • Health Insurance available the first of the month following date of hire
  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Telemedicine
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
For further information on the Garrett County Government benefits package, call the Garrett County Department of Human Resources at 301.334.8975 or email
Qualified interested persons can apply online or submit an employee application by mail, fax, or in person.
  • Mail - 203 South Fourth Street - Room 206, Oakland, Maryland 21550
  • Fax - 301.334.5026
  • In person - secure drop box at the public entrance of the courthouse on Alder Street