Sheriff (Democrat), 1994-2010

Sheriff, Allegany County, December 1994 to December 2, 2010.

Member, Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform, 1996-97; Governor's Task Force on Childproof Guns, 1999; Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Allegany County, 2004-10; Citizens Advisory Board, Thomas B. Finan Hospital Center, 2004-; Youth Centers Advisory Board, 2004-10; Police Training Commission, 2007-10; Local Management Board, Allegany County, 2009-10.

Officer, Sheriff's Office, Allegany County, 1978-84. Correctional Administrator, Detention Center, Allegany County, 1984-89. Investigator, Narcotics Task Force, Allegany County, 1989-92. Shift Supervisor, Patrol Division, Allegany County, 1992-94. Administrator, Detention Center, Allegany County, 1994-2010.

Born in Cumberland, Maryland. Attended Bishop Walsh High School, Cumberland, Maryland; Allegany College, A.A. (criminal justice); Frostburg State University, B.A. (political science), M.B.A. Attended University of Maryland, University of Virginia, Baltimore City College. Graduate, Rural Executive Management Institute, National Sheriffs' Institute, National Institute of Correctional Management; Instructor's Training School, U.S. Department of Justice; National Academy on Leadership and Management, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 1997. President, National Sheriffs' Association, 2008-09 (board of directors, 2002-; secretary, 2006-). State Director, Maryland Sheriffs' Association (executive board; past president). Member, International Association of Chiefs of Police; Maryland Chiefs of Police Association; United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association; MD/DELAWARE Chapter, National Academy Associates, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Director, Allegany County Fire Police Association. President, Dapper Dan Club, Allegany County. Member, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge no. 90, Cumberland; Fraternal Order of Eagles, Cumberland; Barrelville Outdoor Club. Honorary member, Cumberland Outdoor Club. Member, St. Mary's Catholic Church. Married, two children, two grandchildren.

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