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 and Members. These members are Deputy Sheriffs of the Howard County Sheriff's Office and 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 Howard County Sheriff's Office offers a broad range of law enforcement services, such as Judicial Security, Summons Service, Warrant Service & Fugitive Retrieval, Domestic Violence Service & Assistance, Prisoner Transportation, and Landlord/Tenant Services.

          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 committed to improving the safety and working conditions of not only the Howard County Sheriff's Office, but all law enforcement officers. Our intention is to do so through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation.