Best Practices for Public Safety Hires at #MACoCon

Hear about the challenges and best practices related to hiring local public safety officials (law enforcement officers, correctional officers, and 9-1-1 operators) at the 2017 MACo Summer Conference.

The Key to Public Safety: Locking Down Your Hiring Process


Law enforcement and correctional officers form the backbone of our public safety system. These jobs are both challenging and demanding, and properly vetting potential candidates during the interview process is critical. Carefully chosen candidates not only protect citizens but also reduce the risk of liability and human resource issues in the future. Speakers will discuss how to structure the interview and candidate search process, the best way to interview for a public safety position, and lessons learned from a human resources perspective.


  • Timothy Cameron, Sheriff, St. Mary’s County
  • Captain Lisa Myers, Human Resources Bureau, Howard County Police Department
  • Anna Sierra, Director of Emergency Services, Dorchester County

Moderator: The Honorable Cheryl Kagan, Maryland Senate

Date & Time: Friday, August 18, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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