Queen Anne’s County Sheriff, deputies sworn in
160,000 interactions with the public. Not one time has any issue come before the commissioners, which is a testimony to the extraordinary efficiency of the department.”
The tradition of a sheriff serving the county started in 1708 and has included 73 individuals at that post. Recent campaigns by the department such as Queen Anne’s County Goes Purple highlights the changing face of policing.
The use of body cameras and additional training in the administering of Narcan in overdoses underscore the evolving role of deputies. For that reason, speakers throughout the evening praised the department for their approach for dealing with the public.
Among the more solemn moments was the recognition of an empty sheriff’s hat and pair of white gloves in honor of those members of the department who have passed away. Finally, those sworn in, including Hofmann and his entire command staff, affixed their signature to the formal ledger for posterity.
“I know the public holds myself and my staff to the highest level of honesty and integrity performing the task of policing that keeps our kids, our families and our neighbors safe,” said Hofmann.
Sheriff Gary Hofmann, left, addressed his deputies following their oath of office during the ceremony held Thursday, Jan. 3.