Saboury joins sheriff’s office as chief analyst
CENTREVILLE — Joining the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office for the second time, Joe Saboury has returned to act as chief management analyst. Sabour y came on board in December of last year and has spent the first part of 2018 conducting crime analysis for the county.
Saboury brings with him experience from working most recently with the Maryland State Police where he retired in April 2017 as commander of the Eastern Shore Regional Intelligence Center. Saboury had worked with county sheriff’s office in 1993 after leaving the Army, where he also worked providing intelligence. He was sworn in then alongside current Sheriff Gary Hofmann and he served for five years before moving over to MSP.
Saboury said it is his experience working with MSP that he is able to bring to the sheriff’s office. Using collected data can help allocate patrol resources to potentially reduce crime, he said, in part by looking at crime groupings such as geographic areas, and day and time of week. The use of this data is not only helpful in creating reports, but keeping in real time to provide assistance to patrol deputies.
As analyst for the department, Saboury is also very involved in capturing analysis on the opioid issue, gathering demographics and use trends. He has also been instrumental in reviewing existing policies and procedures for both administration and operations within the department. These reviews enhance the way we police, he said, and ensure we are in compliance with regulations.
The position of heroin coordinator is also covered under Sabour y’s purview and is a full-time job in itself, said Sheriff Gary Hofmann. Noting that the county has always been ahead of the cur ve with data and trends, Hofmann said Saboury’s contributions to the department are vital to operations. Even before Saboury joined the department in December, Hofmann said he would frequently call upon him for statistical information.
Saboury has also been part of the department’s move to educate and provide active assailant training to schools and other businesses within the county. As a nationally certified instructor, Saboury provided training to county employees and, by the end of September, he said every teacher, principal, vice principal, bus operator, custodian, secretary, and cafeteria employee in Queen Anne’s County Public Schools will be trained in pre-attack indicators and how to respond if something were to happen in the schools.
Saboury said school safety is a topic he is extremely passionate about. We need to acknowledge these threats exist and know how to identify and respond to them, he said.
“We talk to our kids about seat belts, bicycle safety, and drugs,” he said, “we need to talk to them about this. Are you seeing something?”
In July, Saboury said the Secret Service released a report that said 81 percent of the time someone else was aware that the individual was planning an attack before the incident occurred. “That number is staggering,” said Saboury.
The department’s safety and awareness campaign continues as they reach out to churches, day care centers and private schools within the community.
Saboury is also involved in conducting background checks for the department’s new hires — both civilian and sworn — and acting as a firearms instructor.
A resident of Centreville, Saboury graduated from Queen Anne’s County High School and lives with his wife and two children. He is active in the community coaching baseball and indoor soccer teams and serves on the town’s Board of Zoning Appeals. He is a former board member with the Corsica River Conser vancy. Saboury said he enjoys spending time with his family and boating in his free time.
Chief Management Analyst Joe Saboury joined the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office at the end of 2017.