Sheriff R.G. Hofmann has announced that the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office is now at full staff for the first time in many years with the completion of training and the recent swearing in of several new deputy sheriffs. These are existing positions under the current budget. The newest staff members are:
Jessica M. Kellogg (21) of Galena Maryland. She attended the Criminal Justice Program at Chesapeake College and also participated as an intern with the Sheriff’s Office. She is currently attending the Baltimore County Police Academy and scheduled to graduate on December 18th, 2008.
Jason R. Rickard (31) of Easton, Maryland. He previously worked as an armed security officer in housing projects in Annapolis and was one of the first to participate in the high school internship program while attending Queen Anne’s County High School. He is currently attending the Baltimore County Police Academy and scheduled to graduate on December 18th, 2008.
Iris Y. Foster (47) of Salisbury, Maryland. She is a certified police officer with experience working with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Police. Deputy Foster has served in Patrol and as a School Resource Officer during her career.
George C. Sewell (41) of Church Hill, Maryland. Deputy Sewell previously worked as a Queen Anne’s County Deputy Sheriff from 1989 to 1997.
Christopher F. Parkinson (38) of Cecil County, Maryland. Deputy Parkinson is a certified police officer with experience working for the Rising Sun Police and previously the Philadelphia Police Department.
Steven L. Gore (34) of Chester, Maryland. Deputy Gore served as a volunteer for the Sheriff’s Auxiliary Deputy Program and is now attending the Entrance Level Police academy at the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission in Sykesville, Maryland. He is scheduled to graduate on December 18th, 2008.
Scott M. Collins (34) of Centreville, Maryland. Deputy Collins 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 and will be working at Kent Island High School and various middle schools. He has also worked as a police officer with the Washington DC Metro Police.
The deputies will be assigned to an experienced Field Training Officer for additional training before receiving their new assignments.