[photo, David D. Zylak, Sheriff, St. Mary's County, Maryland] DAVID D. ZYLAK
Sheriff (Democrat), 2002-06

Sheriff, St. Mary's County, December 2002 to December 4, 2006 (patrol deputy, patrol division, 1984-86; detective, criminal investigation division, 1986-88; patrol supervisor, patrol division, 1988-95; traffic safety unit coordinator, special operations division, 1995-99; acting commander, corrections division, 1999-2002; shift commander, patrol division, 2002).

Member, Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Council, St. Mary's County, 1999-2006; Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, St. Mary's County, 2004-06.

Forest Ranger, Department of Natural Resources, 1977-83.

Born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, October 1955. Attended Latrobe High School; Pennsylvania State University, A.A. (forest technology). Member, Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge no. 7, 1980-; National Association of Professional Accident Reconstructionists, 1996-; Maryland Corrections Administrators Association, 1999-; Maryland Sheriffs' Association, 2002-06. Member, Maryland IV Chapter, Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, 1993-; Alliance for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Steering Committee, 1995-99. Board of Directors, Three Oaks Center, Lexington Park. Married; four children.

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