Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has appointed Terrence Sheridan to serve as the county’s police chief. Sheridan, who has previously served as police chief for the county, will replace Chief James Johnson who will be retiring at the end of the month.
The move will be Sheridan’s second stint as the county’s top cop–he previously served from 1996 to 2007. He takes over for James Johnson, whose retirement is effective January 31. Johnson has been chief since Sheridan’s departure, and has been with the department since 1979, when he was a cadet in the 911 center.
Sheridan, whose current position is with the United States Department of Homeland Security, has 30 years of service with the Maryland State Police. He served as the superintendent of state police from 2007 to 2011.
“I’m excited that Terry Sheridan has agreed to return as Chief,” Kamenetz said. “His impressive resume and impeccable reputation will assure that we continue to maintain the highest standard of service that we expect from our police department.”
The article notes that Sheridan’s permanent appointment awaits confirmation from the County Council.
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