Meet the Sheriff

Sheriff Gary Hofmann

Sheriff Gary Hofmann, his wife Olga, and daughters Alexandra and Karina, live in Centreville.  The Sheriff also has two older children, Laura and Joey, who reside in Annapolis.  

Sheriff Hofmann is the Sheriff of Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, elected in 2006. Sheriff  Hofmann was re-elected in 2010, 2014, 2018 and began his 5th term as Sheriff in December of 2022.  Sheriff Hofmann has served with the Queen Anne's County Office of the Sheriff for almost 30 years, holding command positions in patrol and support divisions. The positions have included patrol supervisor, community policing/crime prevention supervisor, and Sergeant, as well as Sheriff. Previous law enforcement experience with an allied agency brings his total law enforcement experience to 39 years.  

Sheriff Hofmann is currently a Maryland Police Training Commission Instructor, a National  Highway Traffic Safety Instructor, and teaches classes on topics such as critical incident response, community policing, crime prevention, gang violence, domestic violence, traffic safety, scams and frauds, and active shooter assailant training. Sheriff 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 Hofmann recently served as the past Second Vice President of the Maryland Crime  Prevention Association. 

Sheriff Hofmann was appointed to the State Board of Victim Services by Governor Martin  O’Malley and has continued to be a voice for victims and has been reappointed numerous times by Governor Larry Hogan. Today he continues to serve as an advocate. 

Sheriff Hofmann has served as the President of the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association representing all 24 Maryland Sheriffs during 2011, as well as a past President, and is currently serving again as the 3rd Vice President. 

Sheriff Hofmann serves as the Chair of the Maryland Sheriff’s Homeland Security Board, the  Chairman of the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force, a member of Queen Anne’s County  Council for Children and Youth, Partnerships for Children and Families, Tobacco and Drug-Free Coalition, a member of the Maryland Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Committee, and many other committees. 

Sheriff Hofmann was a founding board member of Talisman Therapeutic Riding in 2012.  

Sheriff Hofmann has served and supported many charitable committees such as the Kinera  Relief Fund and multiple others throughout his career. 

The Sheriff is a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development School, the 92nd Session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute, graduated from the FBI National Academy Class  #236, and attended the University of Virginia. Sheriff Hofmann has a background in Business  Administration and Criminal Justice. 

Sheriff Hofmann supports several charities and community groups by giving his time to various schools, programs, fundraisers, and groups. Some causes include Queen Anne’s County Council of Arts, Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge, Chesterwye, the Kent Island Federation of Arts, ARCC of Maryland, Queen Anne’s County Goes Purple, and all our religious organizations. The Sheriff is also a huge advocate for families who are experiencing mental health and substance abuse issues and is an advocate for local immigrant residents who are dealing with social issues and concerns.