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[photo, J. Michael Zeigler, Maryland Acting Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services] J. MICHAEL ZEIGLER
Acting Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services, 2019

Acting Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, March 15 to May 13, 2019. Deputy Secretary, Operations, 2016-19. Executive Director, Police and Correctional Training Commissions, 2015-16.


Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2019; Governor's Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council, 2019. Chair, Correctional Training Commission, 2019. Co-Chair, Correctional Education Council, 2019. Member, Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2019; Behavioral Health Advisory Council, 2019; Cease Fire Council, 2019; Task Force to Study Maryland's Criminal Gang Statutes, 2019; State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 2019; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2019; Governor's Family Violence Council, 2019; Governor's Council on Gangs and Violent Criminal Networks, 2019; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2019; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2019; Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, 2019; Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board, 2019; Governor's Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland, 2019; Council on Open Data, 2019; Pricing and Selection Committee for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland and the Employment Works Program, 2019; Sexual Offender Advisory Board, 2019; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2019; Maryland Commission on Suicide Prevention, 2019; Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, 2019; State Board of Victim Services, 2019; Governor's Workforce Development Board, 2019.

Regional Commander, Maryland State Police, 2003-04 (road trooper, 1976-79; aviation trauma technician, 1979-81; police academy instructor, 1981-88; assistant barrack commander, 1988-90; aviation commander, section & regional, 1990-2002; headquarters staff, 2002-03).

Manager of Regional Programs and Assistant Director of Operations, Maryland Emergency Management Agency, 2004-07.

Chair, Maryland State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, 2016- (member, 2019).

Born in Montgomery County, Maryland. University of Maryland University College, B.S. (with honors), 2001; University of Phoenix, M.B.A., 2007. Served in U.S. Army, 1973-76. Certified emergency services instructor; emergency medical technician and paramedic instructor; State and national paramedic evaluator; and anti-terrorism instructor. Life member, Damascus, Maryland Volunteer Fire Department. Flight Paramedic of the Year, Maryland State Police, 2000. Firefighter of the Year, Damascus Volunteer, Fire Department, 2002. Maryland Governor's Citation, 2004. Humanitarian Award, Maryland Defense Force, 2005.

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