About Us...

          Welcome to the Howard County Sheriff's Office, Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #131 web page. Our Lodge is in Ellicott City, Maryland the county seat of Howard County. Formed in 2004, the lodge is comprised of over sixty (60) Active Members. These members include active and retired deputies of the Howard County Sheriff's Office. Active deputies are sworn law enforcement officers.

          The Howard County Sheriff's Office has been in existence and serving the citizens of Howard County for 168 years.  Formed in 1851, the mission of the Howard County Sheriff's Office is to provide judicial enforcement and physical security for the Circuit Court, to provide a variety of quality services for citizens, and to assist other law enforcement agencies in maintaining law and order in Howard County.

          Howard County Sheriff's Office, F.O.P. Lodge #131 was formed to represent and protect the rights of the women and men who serve the citizens of Howard County, Maryland as Deputy Sheriffs.  The Lodge is committed to improving the safety and working conditions of not only the Howard County Sheriff's Office, but of all law enforcement officers. Our intention is to do so through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation.