About the Sheriff


  • 7 children

  • 2 grandchildren

  • Life-time resident of Anne Arundel County, Maryland

  • Born 1961, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Married to Elsie Bateman

2006 – Present
119th Sheriff of Anne Arundel County

2003 -2007
Chief Deputy (Major), Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office

1998 – 2002
Adjunct Professor, Anne Arundel Community College

1980 – 2003
Anne Arundel County Police Department (Ret.)

  • Captain, Northern District

  • Captain, Special Operations Division

  • Lieutenant, Community Relations Division

  • Lieutenant, Patrol (Eastern, Southern Districts)

  • Sergeant, Patrol (Northern District)

  • Sergeant, Narcotics Section

  • Sergeant, Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force (Baltimore)

  • Detective, Homicide Unit

  • Detective, Burglary Unit

  • Detective, Narcotics Section

  • Patrol Officer, Northern District

  • Cadet, Criminal Investigation Division


  • Bachelor of Science Degree, University of Baltimore

  • Associate of Arts Degree, Anne Arundel Community College

  • FBI National Academy Graduate, Quantico, VA

  • Leadership Anne Arundel Graduate

Innovator / Creator

  • Created the first Drug Interdiction Unit in the AACo Police Department

  • Created the first Teen Court in the AACo Police Department

  • Created the first Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team

  • Conducted nationally recognized arrest stings:

    Comptroller Tax Refund Sting

    Flowers by Ron Sting

    Keystone Candigram Sting

  • Instrumental in creating & the passage of laws:

    Hotel/Motel local county ordinance

    Warrant /Tax Refund Intercept law (beginning as a pilot in AACo)

  • Warrant /Tax Refund Intercept law (passed as a statewide law in Maryland due to its success)

  • Hosted the first Failure To Appear Warrant Reduction Operation with great success

  • Introduced/Expecting to implement the first Automated Court Date Notification concept to reduce the number of FTA Warrants

  • Expanded the Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit

  • Provided state of the art technology to the Sheriff’s Office to include:

    Provided the deputies with Mobile Data Computers

    Provided the Communications Section with a state of the art Computer Aided Dispatch system

    Provided the Sheriff’s Office Detention Command Center with a state of the art computer touch screen board designed to control the operation of holding cells

    Provided the Sheriff’s deputies and command with high resolution camera systems throughout the courthouse with zoom in and panning capabilities

    Provide state of the art computer software applications to assist deputies in search of wanted individuals

    Provided personnel to the County Executive’s Heroin Task Force

Published Author

  • Promotional Edge, The Complete Guide to the Successful Oral Interview, 3rd edition

  • Out of the box and into the bathroom, Law Enforcement Technology Mag. Sept 2003 issue

  • Increasing the Odds for the Written Promotional Exam, Law & Order Mag., Oct 1997 Issue

  • Death Notifications, When Words Are Not Enough, Law Enforcement Technology Mag., Oct 1998 Issue

  • Death Notifications, American Police Beat Newspaper, Jan/Feb 1998 publication

  • Promotional Edge, A Practical Guide, The Police Journal, April-June 1998.

Committee Membership

  • Member of the Senior Policy Group to Governor Hogan’s Opoid Intervention Team

  • Member of County Executive Schuh’s Public Safety Core Group

  • Member of the County Executive’s Public Safety Core Group

  • Member of Judge Keissling’s Circuit Court Safety Board