JAMES T. DeWEES, Sheriff (Republican)

Sheriff, Carroll County, since December 2, 2014.

Member, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Carroll County, 2014-; Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board, 2016-; Local Government Justice Reinvestment Commission, 2017-.

Former Commander, Special Operations Division, Special Operations Bureau, Department of State Police (trooper, 1991-99; corporal, 1999-2001; sergeant, 2001-05; 1st sergeant, 2005-09; lieutenant, 2009-12; captain, 2012-14).

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, December 14, 1970. Attended South Carroll High School, Winfield, Maryland; Mount Saint Mary's University, B.A. (criminal justice), 1995; Seton Hall University, M.A. (human resources), 2012; School of Police Staff and Command, Northwestern University. Member, Maryland Troopers Association, Lodge no. 20; National Tactical Operators Association. Governor's Citation for Valor, 1997. Superintendent's Citation for Valor, 1999, 2001. Married; three children.

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