Frank Ford of Ridgely recently joined Shore Health System as Security Manager. In this role, he is responsible for security operations at The Memorial Hospital at Easton, Dorchester General Hospital and all of the Shore Health System facilities in Talbot, Dorchester, Caroline and Queen Anne’s Counties.
A graduate of the Maryland State Police Academy, Ford is completing a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice at the University of Maryland. He completed the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Leadership School and is a graduate of the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce Shore Leadership program. Ford is a Federal Law Enforcement field trainer and was trained by the University of Louisiana as a terrorist response field instructor and as an anti-terrorist instructor through the Northeast Counter Drug Training Center.
Ford’s 25-year career with the Maryland State Police included criminal investigation for the Centreville and Easton barracks as well as other regional leadership positions while stationed in Baltimore, Jessup and Columbia. He was assistant commander of the Easton State Police Barracks when he retired in 2004. Since retiring from the police force, he has been police commander for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission and a security consultant for Federal law enforcement agencies, including Secret Service, U.S. Postal Inspectors and the U.S. Capitol police.
Ford has received numerous commendations from the Governor and other government leaders for successful criminal investigations in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the Maryland Troopers Association and the National Association of Law Enforcement Executives.
Gary Poole, Director of Safety and Security for Shore Health System, says, “Shore Health System is honored that Frank chose to bring his expertise and experience to this important position. I look to him to carry on our commitment to the safety of our patients, visitors, staff and volunteers as he leads our Security force.”