Queen Anne’s Hires Seven New Deputies

Queen Anne’s County Sheriff Gary Hofmann says his office has hired seven new deputies and, for the first time in many years, the department is fully-staffed. Those newly hired deputies include:

Jessica M. Kellogg, 21, of Galena who attended the criminal justice program at Chesapeake College and participated as an intern with the sheriff’s office. She is scheduled to graduate from the Baltimore County Police Academy on December 18.

Jason R. Rickard, 31, of Easton who previously worked as an armed security officer in housing projects in Annapolis and participated in the high school internship program while attending Queen Anne’s County High School. He is scheduled to graduate from the Baltimore County Police Academy on December 18.

Iris Y. Foster, 47, of Salisbury who is a certified police officer with experience at Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Police. She served as a patrol officer and a school resource officer during her career.

George C. Sewell, 41, of Church Hill who previously worked as a Queen Anne’s County deputy sheriff from 1989 to 1997.

Christopher F. Parkinson, 38, of Cecil County who is a certified police officer with experience at the Rising Sun Police Department and the Philadelphia Police Department.

Steven L. Gore, 34, of Chester who served as a volunteer for the sheriff’s auxiliary deputy program. He is scheduled to graduate from the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission in Sykesville on December 18.

Scott M. Collins, 34, of Centreville who is returning to the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office on a part-time basis and has been assigned to the sheriff’s resource unit. He will be working at Kent Island High School and various middle schools. He worked as a police officer with the Washington, D.C. Metro Police.

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