MEET THE SHERIFF
Sheriff Gary Hofmann is the elected Sheriff for Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. Sheriff Gary Hofmann was re-elected in 2010, 2014, and 2018 now serving his fourth term. He took office for the first term in December 2006.
His elected term is for four years. Sheriff Gary Hofmann has served with the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff for the past 25 years, holding command positions in both patrol and support divisions, making him highly qualified and knowledgeable in the functions of constitutional duties as Sheriff. His prior positions have included, patrol supervisor and community policing / crime prevention supervisor. Previous law enforcement experience is added with an allied agency, bringing the total law enforcement experience of 25 years. Sheriff Gary Hofmann was previously a sergeant before being elected.
Sheriff Gary Hofmann is currently a Maryland Police Training Commission Instructor, a National Highway Traffic Safety Instructor and has taught on issues from community policing, crime prevention, gang instructor, domestic violence, community policing, and traffic safety. Sheriff Gary Hofmann has placed an emphasis on community and patrol, dedicating manpower to crime prevention and community issues. The Office of the Sheriff has changed the mission statement to “Prompt, Professional, Courteous police services with a no tolerance to crime approach”. Sheriff Gary Hofmann also brings his business administration background to the office ensuring the community has a fiscally responsible management approach, making the most of county tax dollars for superior service in policing.
Sheriff Gary Hofmann has held past positions as the Past Third and Second Vice President on the Maryland Crime Prevention Association. Sheriff Gary Hofmann has served as the President of the Maryland Sheriffs Association, representing all 24 Maryland Sheriffs during 2011 and partnering with all Maryland Chiefs of Police.
Sheriff Gary Hofmann has been appointed to the State Board of Victim Services by former Governor O’Malley where he currently serves with many other officials.
Sheriff Gary Hofmann serves as the chair on the Maryland Sheriffs Homeland Security Board, and the Chairman of the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force, a member of Partnership with Children, Tobacco and Drug Coalition, Department of Emergency Services Advisory Council and founding board member on Talisman Therapeutic Riding and well as many other committees serving the community.
Sheriff Gary Hofmann is a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development School, The National Sheriff’s Institute 92nd Session, and attended University of Virginia including being a graduate of FBI National Academy Class 236.