[photo, Jeffrey R. Gahler, Sheriff, Harford County, Maryland] JEFFREY R. GAHLER, Sheriff (Republican)

Sheriff, Harford County, since December 1, 2014.

Chair, Police Commission, Harford County, 2014-. Member, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Harford County, 2014-; Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council [Mental Health & Addictions Advisory Council], Harford County, 2014-; Economic Development Advisory Board, Harford County, 2014-; Local Management Board, Harford County, 2014-. Board of Directors, Harford Community Action Agency, 2016-. Member, Traffic and Highway Safety Advisory Board, Harford County, 2017-.

Member, Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission, 2017-.

Commander, Automotive Safety Enforcement Division, Maryland State Police, 2008-12 (trooper, 1984-99; assistant barrack commander, 1999-2000; detective sergeant, 2000-01; executive assistant, support services bureau, 2001; assistant commander, criminal intelligence division, 2001-02; barrack commander, 2002-03; executive assistant, office of superintendent, 2003-04; captain, vehicle safety inspection program, 2004-05; northern troop commander, 2005-08).

Born in Elkton, Maryland, 1965. Attended North Harford High School, Pylesville, Maryland; Harford Community College, A.A. (criminal justice), 2004; The Johns Hopkins University, B.S. (leadership & management), 2006; M.S. (management), 2007. Adjunct faculty, (public safety leadership program) The Johns Hopkins University, 2008-. Operating partner/owner, Advanced Leadership Consortium, 2012-14. Member, American Bar Association's Task Force on Law Enforcement Body Cameras, 2015-16. 3rd Vice-President, Maryland Sheriffs' Association, 2015- (member, 2014-; 4th vice-president, 2015-16). Member, International Association of Chiefs of Police; National Sheriff's Association; Maryland Chiefs of Police Association; Maryland Correctional Administrators Association. Member, Lodge no. 96, Harford County, Maryland Troopers Association; FBI - Law Enforcement Executive Development Association; Johns Hopkins Public Safety Leadership Association. Past member, International Association of Auto Theft Investigators; American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. Member, Maryland State Police Alumni Association; Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association; Harford County Chamber of Commerce. Member, Lodge no. 76, Baltimore, Fraternal Order of Police; Police Emerald Society of Baltimore; Lodge no. 1952, Bel Air, Loyal Order of the Moose. Married; two children.

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