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Secretary, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (1970-  )

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services was created in 1970 (Chapter 401, Acts of 1970). Today, the Department has statewide responsibility to supervise and
rehabilitate adjudicated individuals who pose a threat to the public. In Maryland, these functions initially derived from British precedent and common law, but evolved to fit local needs.
Appointed by the Governor with Senate advice and consent, the Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services is responsible for carrying out the Governor's policies in the areas of public safety, crime prevention, correction, parole, and probation.
1970-1979  Robert J. Lally
1979-1981 Gordon C. Kamka
1981-1983 Thomas W. Schmidt
1983-1986  Frank A. Hall
1987-1997 Bishop L. Robinson
1997-2003 Stuart O. Simms
2003-2007 Mary Ann Willin Saar
2007-2013 Gary D. Maynard
2013-2015Gregg L. Hershberger
2015- Stephen T. Moyer


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