About Kevin

                                                                                                                                                                                   

Thank you for visiting my website! I’m a Republican running for Sheriff in Frederick County, Maryland. I’m a veteran of the U.S. Air Force; a retired Deputy Chief of Police from the Frederick Police Department; was elected to the Frederick County Republican Central Committee in 2010; and have been a licensed Realtor for over 25 years. Since retiring from the Frederick Police Department in January 2013, I completed my orientation as a volunteer driver with the Veterans Administration, allowing me to transport Veterans to the Martinsburg VA Hospital; completed my Associate of Arts degree from the Frederick Community College and am the volunteer announcer at my sons’ sporting events. My, wife, Tracy, is a lifelong resident of Frederick County and a graduate of Thomas Johnson High School. Two of our sons are attending Frederick County Public Schools, while our oldest is a graduate of Tuscarora HS and a freshman at York College of PA. We are also fortunate to have my parents, brother and his family, in-laws, and sister in-law’s family, all living in Frederick County.

As far back as I can remember, my goal was to become a Police Officer. It wasn’t about carrying a weapon, or having authority. I’ve always hated to see people take advantage of others; to see those who can’t or won’t stand up for themselves be mistreated. It may sound like a cliché, but I wanted to become a Police Officer to help others, and to make a difference in the community where my family lives. I believe, after 28 years in the profession, that there is still a lot of work to be done and differences to be made.

POLICE OFFICER

I have been in the Law Enforcement profession for the last 28 years, first serving 4 years as a Law Enforcement Specialist in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Europe and the Southern region of the U.S. After my Honorable Discharge in 1988, I was selected to join the Frederick Police Department, graduating from the Frederick Police Academy in January of 1989. During my 24 years with the Frederick Police Department, I competed for and earned the ranks of Corporal, Sergeant, and Lieutenant. In 2008, I was selected by then Chief Kim C. Dine and appointed to the position of Captain/Deputy Chief of Police. During those 24 years, I served with 4 Chiefs of Police and 6 City Administrations. During my career with the Department, I served in the following positions:

Deputy Chief of Police 2008 - 2013
Lieutenant Patrol Commander 2003 - 2008
Sergeant Training Section Supervisor 2000 - 2003
Sergeant Patrol Division Supervisor 1998 - 2000
Corporal Drug Enforcement Unit Assistant Supervisor 1996 - 1998
Patrol Officer 1989 - 1996

In my early years with the Frederick Police Department, I served as the Treasurer and President of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #91 negotiating employment contracts for over 19 years. 

EDUCATION

  • High School Graduate
  • AA Degree, Frederick Community College
  • Attending Mount Saint Mary’s University
  • Four years in the United States Air Force (Law Enforcement Specialist)
  • 2010 Graduate, Leadership Frederick County/Chamber of Commerce
  • Executive Leadership course for Chiefs/Sheriffs MPCTC
  • FBI Excellence in Leadership Course
  • Numerous Law Enforcement courses throughout my 28 years in the Law Enforcement field
  • Maryland licensed realtor for 25 years 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Selected for and promoted to the rank of Captain/Deputy Chief of Police/Frederick Police Department 2008 (after being promoted to the ranks of Corporal, Sergeant, and Lieutenant)
  • Managed all divisions, more than 160+ employees in the Frederick Police Department.
  • Developed great working relationships with public safety directors/managers throughout the county, and other municipalities
  • Supervised preparation for the G8 summit security measures in the City of Frederick. (organized cooperation and assistance from 6 metropolitan police agencies)
  • Implemented new purchasing and equipment installation process, reducing cost for each car and equipment. (saving thousands of tax dollars)
  • Purchased hybrid and smaller vehicles for administrative duties and travel. (saving thousands of tax dollars)
  • Directed staff to use State of Maryland/Prisoner-manufactured products when feasible
  • Implemented ETIX/electronic citation system, which drastically reduced administrative time for officers and support staff processing. (saving thousands of tax dollars)
  • Assisted with language creation for city ordinances
  • Created the Frederick Police Department’s Downtown Unit in 2013, to address increased crime issues.
  • Suggested using current Liquor Board fees given to the City to fund new part-time Liquor Inspector, which was approved and implemented
  • Assisted the management of Frederick Community College with the approval of parking enforcement authority to College Security Staff.
  • Redirected grant funds to purchase a Digital Photo Storage System (saving thousands of dollars in materials and administrative costs from previous system)
  • Assisted with the Communications consolidation process and county radio project
  • Acquired free office furniture and equipment from State Farm (saving thousands of tax dollars)
  • Directed fiscal staff to purchase office equipment and supplies from auction house. (saving thousands of tax dollars)
  • Applied for and obtained Target grant for Law Enforcement to improve the departments website
  • Successfully re-organized FPD Academy structure in 2000. This reorganization increased practical skills and provided a smooth transition from one related topic to the next
  • Helped organize and structure the Frederick Community College A.A. degree in Police Science program for the Frederick Police Academy
  • Created and implemented plan to expand the Training Academy’s facilities and programs
  • Created Computer Lab for FPD Academy (reducing the need to travel for computer training saving local tax money)
  • Organized course to certify FPD trained CJIS instructors (reducing the need to travel for training, saving local tax money for all county law enforcement)
  • Planned and organized first successful FPD Latino Forum
  • Previous member of the Frederick County Mental Health Collaborative
  • Developed, planned, and organized construction of Frederick Police Academy scenario house (Dramatically improving real life training experiences)
  • Developed, planned and supervised construction of Frederick Police Multi-Purpose Training Building (gymnasium/classrooms) (allowed FPD to host training locally saving thousands of tax dollars)
  • Developed, planned and supervised construction of additional office space at the Frederick Police Academy
  • Counseled Academy students on defining career and work related goals and objectives
  • Formulated and organized supervisor training and MPCTC Instructor Course at FPD (reducing the need to travel for training, saving local tax money)
  • Formulated and implemented new civilian employee orientation course and manual Implemented e-mail based Media Distribution list serve (greatly improving communication with public and media)
  • Formulated and assisted with development of “Warrants on the Web”
  • Taser Certified
  • Bike Patrol trained
  • Field Training Officer
  • Maryland Police Training Instructor
  • Certified Accident Reconstructionist
  • Implemented and organized FPD’s Patrol Bicycle Program
  • Served as President of FOP Lodge #91 for six years
  • Served as Treasurer of FOP Lodge #91 for two years
  • Served on FOP contract negotiations team for the past 19 years, negotiating contracts with five different City administrations.
  • Initiated and followed through on HB560 and SB829 in 2010, changing method for paying Maryland motor vehicle citations. (Saving millions of dollars in court and administrative fees state-wide.)
  • Traveled to Annapolis on several occasions to testify for Law Enforcement related Maryland House and Senate Bills. 

MANAGEMENT/SUPERVISORY

  • Experience Deputy Chief of Police for the Frederick Police Department: directed and supervised sworn and civilian positions in all divisions of the Frederick Police Department to include; Patrol, Training, Human Resources, Communications, Records and Property, Criminal Investigations, Drug Enforcement, Community Services, Planning, Fiscal, and all Special Operations Units.
  • Managed, created, and analyzed the Frederick Police Department’s $25,000,000 budget
  • Researched, developed, and created departmental policy and directives
  • Directed, Supervised, and Commanded the Patrol Division for six years (13 Sergeants, 14 Corporals, civilian Fleet Manager and 80+ Officers)
  • Reviewed Internal Investigations and recommended and issued discipline for both sworn and civilian employees
  • Assisted with the agencies Accreditation Process to ensure projects were completed prior to review. Maintained a very open and respectful working relationship with all Divisions in FPD
  • Facilitated and continue to foster close, respectful, and open relationships with citizens and other community agencies
  • Encourage those I supervised to mentor those who show desire and interest to improve themselves and the agency with career development opportunities
  • Created and maintained vehicle database for entire fleet 135 vehicles
  • Coordinated the budget preparation, purchasing and up-fitting of over 60 police vehicles in 2007
  • Served as one of the Public Information Officers for the Frederick Police Department 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Fostered the transition of the Patrol Division’s participation in the Neighborhood Advisory Council Initiative
  • Member of the FSK American Legion, certified as a van driver for Veterans going to the VA Hospital
  • Provide Safety presentation to the Frederick County Mental Health Association
  • Provide Safety presentations to the Frederick County Board of Realtors
  • Attended NAC and HOA meetings and many other groups requesting information about Law Enforcement activities Interaction with support agencies within the City of Frederick and private sector
  • Participation in National Night Out Presentations at Citizens Police Academies
  • Organized the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Frederick Public Safety Day Career Day,
  • Frederick County Public Schools Positive contacts with regional media outlets
  • Active in Community Youth Sports Organizations
  • Constantly staying informed about community issues, concerns, and changes at the City, County, State, and National levels regarding Law Enforcement Developed relationships, professionally and personally, with community leaders. 

HONORS, AWARDS, AND ORGANIZATIONS

  • Received Department Unit Citation while assigned to Drug Enforcement Unit
  • Officer of the Year for the Frederick Police Department in 2002
  • Administrative Officer of the Year by the Federal Bar Association 2002
  • Received Departmental Commendation Award for work on HB560 that changed disposition process for Maryland Traffic Citations saving millions of dollars through-out the state of Maryland
  • Member of Maryland Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP)
  • Member of International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • Numerous Letters of Acknowledgment and Recognition