President's Message - Sheriff Doug Mullendore

As the incoming President of the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association it was an honor to be sworn in at the Professional Development Training Seminar where we were once again able to provide an excellent training opportunity for the officers and deputies of our two Associations.

I want to congratulate Chief Gary Gardner, incoming President of the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, with whom I will partner to address the many challenges our two Associations will face this coming year. We continue to be challenged by the State Legislature with legislation seeking to control law enforcement in Maryland. We will be working collectively to testify on legislation that is in support of law enforcement and testify against legislation that works against law enforcement. In addition, we will be continuing to pursue the possibility of a vendor Expo for the Maryland region in support of our Associations as well as seeking other solutions to the solvency of our Associations. I look forward to working with Chief Gardner on these issues and others that will come before our Associations.

I would also like to thank each of our members for their faith in me to be your President.  As your President, I pledge to work tirelessly on behalf of the Association.  I will continue to move the Association in a positive direction with your help.  I look forward to working with each of you to continue the professionalism of the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association.



Sheriff Doug Mullendore
President, Maryland Sheriffs’ Association