[photo, R. Hunter Nelms, Sheriff, Wicomico County, Maryland] R. HUNTER NELMS
Sheriff (Republican), 1984-2006

Sheriff, Wicomico County, August 1984 to December 2006. Chief Deputy Sheriff, Wicomico County, 1984.

Chief of Police, Delmar, Maryland/Delaware, 1981-84. Member, Governor's Task Force to Study Gambling, 1993-94; Police Training Commission, 1997-2007. Member, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Wicomico County, 2004-06. Member, Criminal Justice Program Advisory Committee, WOR-WIC Community College. Advisory Board, Narcotics Task Force, Wicomico County.

Born in Salisbury, Maryland. Attended Wicomico Senior High School, Salisbury, Maryland; University of Maryland Law Enforcement Institute; F.B.I. National Academy. Served in U.S. Air Force, 1957-64, and Air Force Reserve. State Trooper, Maryland State Police, Barrack E, 1965-74. Co-owner, Nelms & Kelly Auto Tech, Inc., 1974-80. Active duty, U.S. Air Force Reserve, 1980-81, 1990-91 (Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm; U.S. Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal). Member, Maryland Sheriffs' Association, 1985- (president, 1993-94; 1st vice-president, 1991-93); National Sheriffs' Association; Maryland Chiefs of Police Association; International Association of Chiefs of Police. Board of Directors, Eastern Shore Police Training Academy. Member, American Legion Post no. 64; Delmar Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post no. 8276; Moose Lodge no. 654. Past president, West Salisbury Little League.

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