President's Message - Sheriff Scott Adams

It is my absolute honor and privilege to serve as your Maryland Sheriff’s Association president for the 2022-2023 term.  I would like to thank you all for the confidence bestowed in me and thank those who came before me to make this a great organization.  I will do my best to continue the traditions of excellence and professionalism that the Maryland Sheriff’s Association is known for. 

I look forward to working with you all as we continue to unpack and navigate through the recent legislation that has and will continue to change the course of Law Enforcement in Maryland.  It is with the utmost importance that we work together to bring this change so that it affects our communities and deputies in a positive way.  It’s often said that with challenge comes opportunity, these past couple of years have been some of the most challenging times law enforcement has ever seen, so we must take advantage of the opportunities in front of us. 

The MSA must continue to be a voice to our legislators and be a part in shaping the future of public safety in Maryland.  For this to happen we must maintain public trust and confidence.  I will need each of you to help me with your talents and abilities.  We must be advocates for the communities we serve.  

Again, I look forward to seeing you all at upcoming meetings where we can continue to share ideas and learn from each other’s successes and failures.  It might sound cliché, but it remains true, “For evil to prevail, good men and women must stand silent.”  We will not stand silent! 

I’m excited about the future and having a very productive year, thank you again for the privilege of serving as President of the Maryland Sheriff’s Association.  


Scott A. Adams
Sheriff, Cecil County, MD
President, Maryland Sheriff’s Association