“It has been my privilege to serve as your sheriff since December 2006. My goal has been, and continues to be, to establish your sheriff’s office as a premier law enforcement agency that is open, responsive and accountable to its citizens. We have developed a dynamic workforce committed to community service, and the safety of our county.
Through a shared vision, strategic management, accountability and intelligence-guided policing concepts, the members of St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office have achieved excellence at many levels. We strive to improve our efforts with a goal of sustaining viable communities and improving the quality of life in St. Mary’s County.
We have enhanced community relations through 21st century community policing concepts, improved agency morale, worked to establish a workforce reflective of its diverse communities and utilized fiscal conservation combined with long-term vision and planning. To preserve our quality of life in St. Mary’s County, law enforcement has utilized pro-active crime fighting strategies in quality partnerships with its citizens to decrease crime.
We work effectively with other law enforcement agencies - local and federal - to solve crime, stop criminal enterprise and transnational crime. We collaborate with our partners to reduce the impact of heroin in our community by providing public education programs, and focus drug investigations on identifying those who supply illicit heroin and other drugs.
I believe my wide-ranging career of over 37 years in law enforcement, formal education and passion for the continued study of the public safety profession has prepared me to lead the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office progressively and responsibly into the future.
Again, it has been my privilege to serve my entire career here as a deputy sheriff and as your sheriff for the last 12 years.
I ask for your vote on November 6.”