[photo, Darren M. Popkin, Sheriff, Montgomery County, Maryland] DARREN M. POPKIN, Sheriff (Democrat)

Sheriff, Montgomery County, since December 2010. Chief Deputy Sheriff, 1998-2010, and Deputy Sheriff, 1985-98, Montgomery County.

Member, Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission, Montgomery County, 2010-; Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Montgomery County, 2011-. Member, Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council of Maryland, U.S. Attorney's Office, 2011-. Member, Correctional Training Commission, 2013-14; Police Training Commission, 2013-14. Special Deputy, U.S. Marshal's Service.

Attended Robert E. Peary High School, Rockville, Maryland; University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (law enforcement). Graduate, F.B.I. Law Enforcement Executive Development School. President, Maryland Sheriffs' Association, 2013-14 (3rd vice-president, 2010-11; 2nd vice-president, 2011-12; 1st vice-president, 2012-13; board of directors). Member, Maryland Chiefs of Police Association; National Sheriffs' Association; International Association of Chiefs of Police. Member, Lodge no. 35, Montgomery County, Maryland Fraternal Order of Police. Coach, youth basketball and softball, Montgomery County local leagues. Inspiring Leader Award, Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation, 2015. Married; three children.

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