Sheriff Tim Cameron
Vision - Accountability - Leadership


Sheriff of St. Mary’s County Maryland December 5, 2006 - present
23150 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650

The Sheriff administers plans, organizes, integrates and directs the activities and personnel of the Sheriff’s Office and the delivery of law enforcement / correctional services and programs.


Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Monterey, CA

  • Executive Leaders Program February 2010

National Sheriff's Institute, 92nd Graduating Class

FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development course, Session 66

Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission Leadership Challenge, Session 14

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD

  • MS Management May 2007
  • BS Management May 2006

    • Coursework: The Division of Public Safety Leadership cultivates and sustains viable communities and organizations by establishing and disseminating educational programs that foster the ethical, social, and intellectual development of current and future leaders in public safety. The Division fosters excellence in the delivery of the public safety services to all people through quality leadership, innovation, ethics and integrity, embracing differences, and enhancing alliances.

College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, MD

  • Letter of Recognition - Criminal Justice 1982-2005

    • Coursework: Pursued criminal justice curriculum and transferred to Johns Hopkins University prior to receiving Associates degree.

James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA

  • undergraduate studies

Massanutten Military Academy, Woodstock, VA

  • post graduate studies

Bishop McNamara High School, Forestville, MD

  • High School Diploma


  • Attends Citizen Advisory Board "Town Hall" meetings throughout St. Mary's County to stay current and in touch with a growing community, it's residents and deputies on patrol
  • provides guidance and representation to a number of boards and committees
  • participation in a number of community activities and ceremonies throughout St. Mary's County
  • patrols the community and responds to calls for service as often as possible


  • President, Maryland Sheriff's Association
  • Committee member, Governor's Emergency Management Advisory Council
  • Committee member, Federal Emergency Management Agency Region III RAC (Regional Advisory Counci)
  • Committee member, National Sheriff's Association
  • works to develop exemplary police and correctional officers through training.
  • works to develop future leaders in policing through formal educational opportunities and watching them accomplish great things for our community.
  • Continues to pursue training and educational opportunities for professional improvement in order to better delivery of services to the citizens of St. Mary's County.


  • Public Servant Award - St. Mary's Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • Service Above Self Award - Lexington Park Rotary Club, 2010
  • Outstanding First Responder Award - St. Mary's Chapter, National Alliance on Mental Health
  • Amole Bishop Award ~ Republican Man of the Year - St. Mary's County Republicans, 2007
  • Maryland Governor's Security Integration Award - Governor Martin O'Malley, 2008


  • National Sheriff's Association
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association
  • Maryland Correctional Administrators Association
  • Maryland Sheriff's Association
  • Maryland Chief's Association
  • Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy, President of the Board of Directors
  • St. Mary's County Family Violence Coordinating Council
  • Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee, Co-chair
  • Maryland Sheriff's Association, Past President
  • Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7
  • Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club: Founding Member
  • National Tactical Officers Association
  • Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) Association


Director of Public Safety for St. Mary's County MD November 1, 2005- December 4, 2006
St. Mary’s County Government, Leonardtown, MD 20660

Responsible for the management and supervision of the 911 emergency dispatcher center for Fire, Police, and Emergency Services (EMS) in St. Mary's County; management of the county-wide emergency radio network serving Fire, Police, and EMS and other County Departments using the County’s communication system; coordination of emergency planning and coordination for all manmade and natural disasters in the County; management of the County SARA Title III and Community Right-to-Know Law compliance efforts; coordination with Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement of all disaster and Hazardous Materials responses.



23150 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650
July 2, 1980 - October 31, 2005

  • Lieutenant, Division Commander, Corrections Division ,2003-2005
  • Lieutenant, Division Commander, Special Operations Division, 2000-2003

    • Plan, coordinate and monitor all daily operational/administrative activities
    • Receive, review, and apply intelligence information
    • Prepare and administer Division budget of 6.2 million dollars
    • Initiate transfers, promotions, performance evaluations, discipline and other related personnel activities for approximately (90) officers and civilian employees
    • Conduct criminal and internal investigations
    • Research, prepare, update and develop policy & procedures
    • Insure compliance with local, state , and federal corrections mandates
    • Develop, research, and implement emergency plans for man made and natural disasters
    • Develop , research and implement staff training and readiness exercises
    • Develop , mentor , and coach 21st leaders
    • Liaison with local , state , and federal public safety and governmental agencies
    • Supervisor, 1988-2000

  • Sergeant, Patrol Divison, 1997 - 2000
  • Corporal, Patrol Division, 1988 - 1997
      • Responsible for supervision and training of subordinates
      • Supervised police communications operators
      • Instructed academy entrance level and in-service training
      • Plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities
      • Researched, prepared, updated, & developed policy & procedure
      • Initiated performance evaluations, discipline and other related personnel actions

  • Emergency Services Team/ SWAT, 1995-2004

    • Original member
    • Developed team policy & procedure
    • Performed threat and vulnerability assessments
    • Researched and recommended special weapons & tactics equipment purchases
    • Team Training Coordinator - wrote & designed monthly team training
    • Assistant Team Leader; Team Leader; Team commander

  • Dive Rescue Team, 1989-1999
    • Original member
    • Developed team policy & procedure
    • Researched and recommended equipment purchases
    • Conducted team training
    • Team Commander

  • Crime Prevention, 1987-1988
    • Implemented & maintained several crime prevention programs: Crime Watch, McGruff, Youth Identification School Fingerprinting, & Crime Solvers
    • Utilized proven methods & creativity to coordinate citizen groups
    • Facilitated training to thousands civilians in corporate, government, school, and civic groups in the following areas: Occupational Safety, Workplace Violence, Women’s Safety, Sexual Harassment, and Naval Safety Stand downs

  • Patrolman First Class, 1985-1988

    • Narcotics Detective, 1982-1983
      • Vice Narcotics Unit
      • Conducted detailed vice narcotics investigations utilizing informants, surveillance, & search/seizure warrants
      • Conducted community educational demonstrations
      • Liaison for local, state, & federal allied agencies
      • Crime prevention

  • Patrolman, 1980-1985

INSTRUCTOR: 1988-Present

  • Maryland Police & Correctional Training Commission

    • Firearms
    • Dive Rescue
    • SWAT
    • Survival Skills
    • DWI Detection
    • Defensive Tactics
    • Physical Training
    • Criminal Law
    • Traffic Law
    • Less Lethal Tactics
    • Emergency Vehicle Operators Course
    • In-Service Training
    • Entrance Level Academy Training

  • Blackwater Training Center, Moyock, NC 1998-2006

    • Law Enforcement/Military basic & advanced sniper
    • Firearms
    • Precision Rifle
    • USMC training contract

  • Training Coordinator, St. Mary’s County Sheriff, Leonardtown MD, 1988-2003
  • Staff Instructor, Southern Maryland Training Academy, LaPlata MD, 1991-1992
  • Adjunct Instructor, Southern Maryland Training Academy, LaPlata MD, 1988-Present


  • 55th Presidential and Vice Presidential Inauguration
    • Worked in conjunction with U.S. Park Police, SWAT and Calvert County Sheriff Special Operations Team to provide counter assault and force protection during 2005 Inauguration and post inaugural events, Washington, DC.

  • Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards (MCCS) Audit
    • Obtained 100% compliance and best practice award as a result of St. Mary’s County Detention Center 2005 audit.

  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Audit
    • Obtained 100% compliance and best practice award as a result of St. Mary’s County Detention Center 2005 audit.

  • International Monetary Fund/ World Bank Demonstrations
    • Washington DC, 2001 - 2002. Prepared agency contingent for civil disturbance operations in support of Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department.

  • Security Detail
    • United States Vice President Gore, St. Mary’s County MD, 2000.
      • Worked in conjunction with the U.S. Secret Service to implement a security site plan & counter assault response for the Vice President, utilizing Secret Service & St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s officers & resources.
      • Air Expo, Naval Air Station Patuxent River MD, 2003. Developed and implemented counter assault response operation for 2-day event.

  • Police/ Corrections Instructor
    • Conducted entrance level training, in-service training, & specialized training courses as staff & adjunct academy instructor to 10 graduating classes & over 1500 in-service students.

  • Response to Active Shooter Training Program
    • Researched, developed & implemented program for over 500 law enforcement officers, involving 3 Maryland agencies: St. Mary’s, County, Calvert County, & Charles County.

  • Response to Active Shooter Instructors Training Program
    • Created program to train agency personnel in the instructing of the Active Shooter Response Training Program.

  • Racial Profiling Traffic Stops Palm Data Assistant
    • Researched, developed & implemented the hardware, policy, & procedures for St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Dive Team
    • First St. Mary’s Sheriff Member & Team Commander. Researched, developed & implemented training, equipment, policy & procedures.

  • Emergency Services Team/ SWAT
    • First St. Mary’s Sheriff Team Member. Researched, developed & implemented equipment, policy & procedures.

  • Basic EST / SWAT School & Training
    • Created & implemented training program.

  • Less Lethal Program
    • Researched, developed & implemented program’s policy, procedure and training for St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Hostage Rescue/ High Risk Warrant/ Close Quarter Battle/ Active Counter Measures Training
    • Designed & implemented training program for SWAT officers.


  • Received over 100 letters of commendation & appreciation since 1980
  • Meritorious Action Award, Hostage Barricade, St. Mary’s County Maryland Sheriff, 2002
  • Commendation Award, Christmas Caring Program, St. Mary’s County Sheriff, 2000
  • Commendation Award, 35 Emergency Services Team Operations, St. Mary’s Sheriff, 2000
  • Award of Excellence, Emergency Services Team, St. Mary’s County MD Sheriff, 2000
  • Length of Service Award, St. Mary’s County Commissioners, 2000
  • Safe Driving Award, St. Mary’s County Maryland Sheriff: 1983, 1986, 1989, 1995, 1998, 2000
  • Personal Appearance Award, St. Mary’s County Maryland Sheriff, 1999
  • Length of Service Award, St. Mary’s County Commissioners, 1995
  • Letter of Appreciation, District Attorney, San Diego CA, 1991
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Project Graduation, State’s Attorney, St. Mary’s Co. MD: 1984-91
  • Certificate of Congratulation, Maryland Committee for Safety Belt Use, 1989
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 1988
  • Deputy of the Year Award, St. Mary’s County Maryland Sheriff, 1987
  • Deputy of the Year Award, Optimist International of St. Mary’s, 1987
  • Certificate of Recognition, Optimist International of St. Mary’s, 1987
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Republican Women of St. Mary’s, 1987
  • Deputy of the Year Commendation Award, Respect for Law, Optimist Club, 1984
  • Appreciation Award, Police Fair, fraternal Order of Police, 1981


  • College of Southern MD, LaPlata, MD, Criminal Justice Certificate of Recognition, 33 credits
  • CPR/First responder, Criminal Justice Academy, LaPlata MD, 8 hrs, Annual
  • USMC SAMR course, Blackwater Training center, Moyock, NC, 40 hours 2005
  • Response to WMD Incidents: Train the Trainer, ODP/DHS, 16 hours, 2004
  • Threat and Risk Assessment Course, ODP/DHS, 24 hours, 2004
  • Prevention/Response to Suicide Bombers, New Mexico Tech, 3 hours, 2004
  • WMD Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders, DHS/ODP, 8 hours, 2004
  • Multi-Hazard Planning for Schools, FEMA, 2004
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS), FEMA, 2004
  • USMC Urban Sniper Course, Blackwater Training Center, Moyock, NC, 72 hours, 2004
  • Executive Protection, Blackwater Training Center, Moyock , NC, 40 hours, 2004
  • Sniper Training, Snipercraft, Tampa FL, 16 hrs, 2003
  • Tactical Ballistic Shield Instructor, RBR Tactical Armor Inc, Manassas VA, 24 hrs, 2002
  • SWAT, London Bridge Trading Co., Virginia Beach VA, 40 hrs, 2002
  • Critical Incident Management, National Tactical Officers Assoc., Leonardtown MD, 24 hrs, 2002
  • Patrol Response to Active Shooters Instructor Certification, NTOA, Middleton NJ, 16 hrs, 2002
  • Counter Terrorism Conference, Sciax, Virginia Beach VA, 21 hrs, 2002
  • Precision Rifle Instructor Course, Natl. Rifle Assoc. of America, Fredericksburg VA, 40 hrs, 2002
  • FN303 Less Lethal Launcher Operator, FNH USA Inc, Norfolk VA, 8 hrs, 2002
  • Rapid Deployment: Response to Active Shooter, NC Hwy Patrol, Prince Frederick MD, 8 hrs, 2002
  • High Risk Warrant/Hostage Rescue, Blackwater Training Center, Moyock NC, 40 hrs, 2001
  • Administrator Training, MD Police Training Commission, Owings Mills MD, 40 hrs, 2001
  • Law Enforcement Executive Development, FBI, Harford Co. Sheriff MD, 30 hrs, 2001
  • Trauma of Law Enforcement Death, US Dept of Justice & C.O.P.S., Bowie MD, 21 hrs, 2001
  • New Threats to World Peace: Combating Terrorism, Sciax, Virginia Beach VA, 16 hrs, 2001
  • Stop Stick Instructor, Stop Stick Ltd, College of Southern MD, Leonardtown MD, 2 hrs, 2001
  • Firearms Instructor Course, Prince George’s Co. Police Dept., MD, 80 hrs, 1999
  • Water Ops for Tactical Officers, Tactical Waterborne Operations, St. Marys MD, 8 hrs, 1999
  • Measuring Team Performance, TOPS, Charles Comm. College, LaPlata MD, .6 Crdts, Certificate, 1999
  • SWAT/ Sniper Symposium, Operational Tactics Inc., Bethesda, MD, 24 hrs, 1998
  • Tactical Edge Seminar, Street Survival ’98, Calibre Press Inc, Richmond VA, 16 hrs, 1998
  • Less Lethal Projectiles Instructor, Natl. Tactical Officers Assoc, Chesapeake VA, 16 hrs, 1998
  • Win Seminar, Street Survival ’98, Calibre Press Inc, Richmond VA, 24 hrs, 1998
  • Ballistic Shield Instructor, Protech International Training, Chesterfield VA, 24 hrs, 1998
  • Armorer’s Course, Glock, Elizabethtown PA, 8 hrs, 1998
  • Protective Security Ops, US Dept of State Diplomatic Security Srvc, Dunn Loring VA, 40 hrs, 1997
  • Tactical Operations Seminar, Hulsey & Associates Inc, Norfolk VA, 16 hrs, 1997
  • Mental Preparation for Survival, Prince Georges Co. Sheriff, Upper Marlboro MD, 8 hrs, 1996
  • Law Enforcement Sniper I, Coastal Carolina Comm. College, Jacksonville, NC, 52 hrs, 1996
  • Law Enforcement Sniper II, Coastal Carolina Comm. College, Jacksonville, NC, 48 hrs, 1996
  • Emergency Services Team Tactics, Survival Management Systems Inc, USNAS Pax MD, 40 hrs, 1996
  • Static Rappelling, Police Headquarters, USNAS Patuxent River MD, 8 hrs, 1996
  • Raids/ Entries/ High Risk Warrant Service, Police Dept, Montgomery County MD, 40 hrs, 1995
  • Police Traffic Laser & Radar, Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Acad., LaPlata MD, 40 hrs, 1995
  • Hostage Negotiation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, USNAS Patuxent River MD, 16 hrs, 1995
  • USMC Sniper Course, USMC Advanced Infantry, Camp Lejeune, NC, 80 hrs, 1995
  • Law Enforcement Sniper Course, Sniping Technology Inc, Fort Jackson, Columbia SC, 40 hrs, 1993
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator Instructor, US Dept of Transport., NAS Patuxent River MD, 40 hrs, 1992
  • Emergency Response Belt Instructor, Personal Protection Consultants, Woodstock MD, 16 hrs, 1992
  • Administrative Hearing Board Training, So. Md. Crim. Justice Acad., LaPlata MD, 8 hrs, 1991
  • Pressure Points/Impact Weapon Instructor, Criminal Justice Acad., LaPlata MD, 40 hrs, 1990
  • PPCT/ Spontaneous Knife Defense System Instructor, Pittsburgh PA, 24 hrs, 1990
  • Supervisor Training, Maryland Police Training Commission, Baltimore, MD, 40 hrs, 1989
  • Crime Prevention Techniques, MD State Police, College Park MD, 40 hrs, 1988
  • Instructor Training Program/ Training for Trainers, Baltimore, MD, 40 hrs, 1988
  • Interview & Interrogation Seminar, St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office, Leonardtown MD, 16 hrs, 1987
  • Advanced Crime Prevention Practitioners, University of MD Police, College Park, 32 hrs. 1987
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, MD State Police Academy, Baltimore MD, 16 hrs, 1987
  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement, MD State Police Academy, Baltimore MD, 8 hrs, 1987
  • Preliminary Breath Test, Maryland State Police, Leonardtown MD, 8 hrs, 1986
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Woodstock MD, 88 hrs, 1986
  • Police Recruiters Training, Eastern Region Police Recruiters Assoc, Baltimore MD, 16 hrs, 1986
  • Survival from 4 to Midnight, Nutshell Inc., Leonardtown MD, 8 hrs, 1986
  • Doppler Radar Training, Decatur, Leonardtown MD, 24 hrs, 1984
  • Narcotics & Dangerous Drug Law Enforcement, DEA, Baltimore MD, 80 hrs, 1983
  • Civil Process, Harford County Sheriff’s Department, Harford County MD, 35 hrs, 1982
  • Basic Defensive Handgun & Shotgun, Defensive Training Institute, Bryantown MD, 16 hrs, 1982
  • Drug ID & Enforcement, Fraternal Order of Police, Great Mills MD, 24 hrs, 1982
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor Course, Smith & Wesson Academy, Springfield MA, 8 hrs, 1982
  • Officer Survival, Baltimore County Police Department, Baltimore MD, 8 hrs, 1981
  • Baltimore County Police Officer Survival Course, Baltimore MD, 40 hrs, 1981
  • Natl. Safety Council Driver Improvement Prog., So. Md. Training Academy, LaPlata, MD, 8 hrs, 1980
  • Maryland Police Training Commission, Certification, 1980
  • Police Training Academy, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Graduate, 1980
  • Basic Scuba Diving Course, Catalina Inc, Lexington Park MD, 60 hrs, NASDS Certified, 1979
  • Open Water Diver, Catalina Inc, Lexington Park MD, 40 hrs, NASDS Certified, 1979
  • Massanutten Military Academy, Woodstock VA, Post Grad/ Army ROTC, 1977-1978
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA, 29 semester hours, 1978-1979
  • Bishop McNamara High School, Forestville MD, Diploma, 1977


  • Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7: Member
  • American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers: Member
  • Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club: Founding Member
  • National Tactical Officers Association: Member
  • Virginia Tactical Officers Association: Staff Instructor, Member
  • Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) Association: Member
  • Law Enforcement Executive Development Association: Member
  • National Rifle Association: Certified Firearms Instructor, Member
  • National Defense Industrial Association: Member
  • American Jail Association: Member
  • American Corrections Association: Member
  • American Sniper Association: Member
  • Maryland Correctional Administrators Association: Member


      • Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs, Lexis –Nexis, West Law, HTE CAD/CRIMES/JLAN, Novell, and Internet/Intranet/Email.

    • Training

      • Significant leadership, management, critical incident management, tactical response, weapons, threat and vulnerability assessment, emergency planning ,response to WMD-CBRNE events and National Incident Response (NIMS) course work.

    • Certifications

      • Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission certified instructor, certified basic and advanced scuba, National Rifle Association firearms instructor, DHS/ODP certification to perform threat and vulnerability assessments.

    • Associations

      • Associations: Fraternal Order of Police, American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, National Tactical Officers Association, Virginia Tactical Officers Association, Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) Association, Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, National Sheriff` Association, International Association of chiefs of Police, Maryland Sheriffs Association, Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, National Rifle Association, National Defense Industry Association, American Corrections Association, American Sniper Association, Maryland Correctional Administrators Association, and American Jail Association.