||LTC Harry L. Hilton, Division Chief|
Contact: Vicki Taylor
This division is responsible for the security of the County Correctional Center 24 hours a day, seven days a week year round as well as Special Operations, which includes Regional Processing and Tactical Operations.
The facility’s security is maintained by three eight-hour shifts. The shift commander holds the rank of captain and reports directly to the Chief, Division of Operations. Lieutenants assist by performing various operation and inspection duties. Sergeants serve as zone commanders to supervise sections of the facility. Correctional officers on shift manage the housing units, process inmates and visitors in and out of the facility, supervise inmate movement, conduct counts and searches and respond to emergencies.
Goals of the Division of Operations for the care, custody, control and safety of those incarcerated include:
- Providing an environment conducive to producing positive attitudes, acceptable behavior and self-discipline among the incarcerated population;
- Effectively and securely receiving, processing and housing inmates;
- Providing accurate documentation, logs and records of daily activities;
- Responding effectively and promptly to emergency situations; and
- Assisting the public by providing authorized information in a courteous, professional manner.
Within the Division of Operations, a Special Operations component is under the leadership of Major Christopher Chubb, Special Operations Commander. Major Chubb oversees Regional Processing and Tactical Operations sections.
The unit commander for Regional Processing is Lt. Avery Johnson, (301) 952-7379. The Department of Corrections maintains regional processing sites at the Correctional Center in Upper Marlboro and at Police District I Headquarters in Hyattsville. Regional processing officers handle all processing duties, including fingerprinting, photographing, checking criminal histories, presentations to commissioners, and warrant service on location.
The unit commander for Tactical Operations is Lt. Curtis Knowles (301) 952-7024. Lt. Knowles oversees management and operations of the Emergency Response Team, the K-9 unit, and Central Control. This unit is also responsible for maintaining the armory, providing personnel for hospital duty as needed, and overseeing the community activities of the Honor Guard. Officers in this unit receive highly specialized training to ensure their skills and abilities are unique to their particular distinctive unit or duty.
For further information on security activities, please contact Operations staff at 301-952-7028.