Kevin's Initiatives

  • Focus on making the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) one of the most respected agencies in the region and a preferred Law Enforcement employer by providing Deputies and civilian employees with the most current training opportunities available.
  • Introduce the members of the FCSO to the community through monthly district meetings, empowering Deputies, Supervisors, and Commanders with the ability to solve problems.
  • Lead the FCSO by example, regardless of the situation. Provide service and protect every citizen regardless of the situation and always put Citizens First.
  • Take responsibility for our mistakes and always work to improve
  • Assign District Commanders to the 5 newly created Council Districts, providing each District with a direct personal contact.
  • Provide 24/7 flow of information to local press and citizens about crime activity in the County. (We work 24/7 and there will always be someone available to provide information)
  • Provide the entire department’s e-mail and voicemail roster on the agency’s web-site allowing citizens easy access to all members.
  • Routinely publicize statistics for the 287g and Secure Communities programs.
  • Work with legislators to create a process that expedites the process for CCW permits.
  • FCSO will become an active participant in the Frederick Mental Health Collaborative to educate deputies and obtain a better understanding of the needs of citizens with mental Illness
  • Collaborate with all Frederick County Public Safety officials to establish a cooperative plan to combat and educate the public on the current drug issues in Frederick County.
  • Create a web-page with drug use/abuse resource information for parents and all citizens with maps highlighting those locations within the County seeing the highest level of activity.
  • Submit collaborative grant applications for all Frederick County Public Safety agencies.
  • Establish cooperative relationships with all Frederick County and Municipal Department Directors to problem solve, coordinate, and share resources
  • Establish collaborative relationships with all County Public Safety agencies and conduct monthly meetings to enhance communications and share resources; participate in Regional Public Safety collaboratives.
  • Focus on nationally-proven best practices at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center and Law Enforcement functions, determined to reduce cost to county tax payers and increase efficiency
  • Partner with the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services and establish a free or low cost address identification program to ensure every home can be easily identified from public roads for prompt response of public safety agencies.
  • Review vehicle leasing policy, research the use of more fuel efficient administrative vehicles.
  • Partner with Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services and with Frederick County Department of Public Works (DPW) to ensure smooth access and egress to and from all neighborhoods and developments.
  • Create Crime Prevention Team to educate and inform citizens of drug activity, crime trends, and crime prevention tools and methods. (It is more cost effective to prevent crime than to prosecute criminals)
  • Partner with Frederick County Public Schools and Higher Education facilities to ensure school safety and expedited communications.
  • Have open discussion with FOP to improve and legitimize promotion processes and other issues of mistrust.
  • Support the voter-approved Charter Government and ensure its success.
  • Hold public seminars and training courses for citizens to better understand the role of the FCSO.
  • Increase employment outreach to military veterans
  • Propose Electronic Enforcement Ordinances allowing use of Speed Camera technology in approved school zones.
  • Propose and support a local ordinance for approving special events, assessing adverse impact(s) for county residents and their properties. (i.e., Tough Mudder event)
  • Participate in the County planning process to ensure current and future department leaders have the necessary information to properly plan for future manpower and facility growth.
  • Support and increase Sheriff’s Office Community Assistance Patrols (CAP)
  • Work with Frederick County Emergency Management to improve radio coverage throughout the county and within buildings’.
  • Use crime data to identify patterns and emerging trends, while utilizing new and innovative ways to solve problems with residents and allied agencies.
  • To be continued…because Public Safety is fluid, adapting to the changing needs of our community.