Maryland State Police Superintendent to Retire
Terrence B. Sheridan was Baltimore County Police chief until June 2007, when he was appointed superintendent of the Maryland State Police.
Maryland State Police Superintendent Col. Terrence B. Sheridan will retire at the end of the month, the governor’s office announced today.
“There is no more important responsibility of our state, local or municipal governments than that of public safety,” Gov. Martin O’Malley said in a prepared statement. “Colonel Sheridan has done a tremendous job leading the more than 2,500 employees of the Maryland State Police.”
Sheridan was chief of the Baltimore County Police for 11 years before being appointed as state police superintendent in June 2007. He spent 30 of his 46 years in law enforcement as a police officer with the Maryland State Police, and also served a stint with Baltimore County Public School System as the executive assistant for student safety.
His career included stops in patrol, internal affairs for the state police and Department of Corrections, special operations, criminal intelligence and criminal investigations
“It has been a great honor and privilege to lead the dedicated hard working men and women of the Maryland State Police,” Sheridan said. “Working with our federal, state and local partners, we have made important strides in improving public safety during these challenging times. I look forward to spending more time with my family and pursuing other career opportunities.”
As superintendent, Sheridan oversaw the state police as it tried to adapt to the digital age, including making Maryland the first state to connect a networked license plate recognition program, which links up 38 law enforcement agencies statewide. He also implemented a plan to establish a modern computer dispatch and records management system, in addition to creating gun task forces to work with local and federal agencies in several state jurisdictions.
O’Malley appointed Maryland Transportation Authority Chief Marcus L. Brown to replace Sheridan effective Aug. 1.