State police will process arrestees at county jail

Booking agency load is expected to average 10 people a day

February 01, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Maryland State Police troopers in Westminster were to begin processing arrestees today at the Interim Central Booking Agency at the Carroll County Detention Center in Westminster, Sheriff Kenneth L. Tregoning said yesterday.

Troopers usually drive arrestees to the barracks in Westminster for fingerprinting and criminal background checks before taking them to a District Court commissioner and, if warranted, to jail.

At the Interim Central Booking Agency, which opened last month, sheriff's office employees process arrestees, allowing officers to return to patrol in about 30 minutes rather than spend two or more hours processing arrests.

In the past month, central booking has accepted an average of three arrestees a day from municipal agencies and sheriff's deputies in Carroll County.

With the state police arrestees, Tregoning said, the daily processing average is expected to rise to about 10.

Westminster police will continue booking their own arrestees.

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