Sheriff Tim Cameron
Vision - Accountability - Leadership

WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS OFFICE?

I have over 34 years of law enforcement and public safety experience, combined with
formal education, and specialized training with management and leadership experience.
I have developed the use of cutting edge technology to track and establish crime trends,
communicate with our citizens, and improve the quality of life in our communities in
partnership with our citizens.

Learn more about my professional background
here.

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH DURING YOUR THIRD TERM AS SHERIFF?

The Sheriff's Office has established a cultural foundation of accountability and service to our citizens.
We celebrate our rich history and traditions and focus on current challenges to public safety in our
community. We do this by utilizing cutting edge technology to track and establish crime trends,
communicate with our citizens, work to improve the quality of life in our communities in partnership
with our citizens, and identify and prepare for future challenges.

My goal has been, and will continue to be, to establish your St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office as a
premier law enforcement agency that is responsive and accountable to its communities. I hope to
expand the Lexington Park community policing model to other areas of the county, as well as improve
our communication with the public and further enhancement of our crime fighting efforts.

This can only be accomplished through fiscal conservation, long term vision, planning, and developing
a Sheriff's Office reflective of its diverse communities.

WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PUBLIC SAFETY CHALLENGES IN ST. MARY'S?

Our most predominant challenges are:
  • COMBATTING ILLICIT DRUG USE and the associated crime that occurs to provide dependent users
their drug of choice. Aside from successful drug investigation and enforcement, we must educate the
public on the changing drug trends and use.

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVES that improve highway safety and reduce
death and injury caused by crashes. This includes the use of automated traffic enforcement tools such
as red-light cameras.

ADDRESS THE FAILING INFRASTRUCTURE AND SPACE NEEDS IN OUR DETENTION CENTER.

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
and protecting the victims of domestic violence.

WORKING WITH OUR SCHOOLS to insure the safety and security of our students, staff and teachers.

PERHAPS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE OF ALL is to develop the resources (people) necessary to
work toward these challenges by providing law enforcement and correctional services to a growing
community.

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