Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services, 1987-97
Interim Secretary of Juvenile Justice, December 15, 1999 to April 6, 2000. Chair, Boot Camp Independent Assessment Team, 1999. Chair, Commission on Juvenile Justice Jurisdiction, 1999-2001.
Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, 1987-97. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1987-97; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 1987-97; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1987-97; Sentencing Guidelines Advisory Board, 1987-97; State Board of Victim Services, 1988-97; State Information Technology Board, 1993-97; Institutional Educator Pay Plan Committee, 1993-97; Governor's Commission to Study State Assumption of the Circuit Courts, 1994-95; Governor's Task Force to Reform the State Personnel Management System, 1995-96; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1995-97 (co-chair, task force on sentencing & intermediate sanctions, 1995-96); Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1996-97. Board of Trustees, Baltimore City Community College, 1993-97. Chair, Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, 1994-97 (member, 1997).
Park Police officer, Baltimore City, 1951-52.
Foot patrolman, Police Department, Baltimore City, 1952 (criminal investigations division, 1952-53, 1954). Chief, Patrol Division, and Tactical Division, Police Department, Baltimore City, 1978.
Deputy Police Commissioner, Baltimore City, 1978-84 (service bureau, 1978-81; operations bureau, 1981-84). Police Commissioner, Baltimore City, 1984-87.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, January 16, 1927. Attended Frederick Douglass High School, Baltimore, Maryland. Served in U.S. Army, 1945-46. University of Baltimore, B.S., 1971; Coppin State College, M.Ed., 1973; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1986. Southern Police Institute, certificate, 1969; National Executive Institute, certificate, 1984. Member, Maryland Chiefs of Police Association; National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). Life member, International Association of Chiefs of Police; National Association of Black Public Administrators; American Correctional Association. Honorary Doctor of Laws degree, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Recipient of numerous civic and superior public service awards. Speaker's Medallion, House of Delegates, 1998. First Citizen Award, Maryland Senate, 2003. Married; two children, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Died in Towson, Maryland, January 6, 2014.
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