Hello. My name is Michael Hawkins and I am the Democratic candidate for the office of Calvert County Sheriff. A proven leader, I am a 28 year veteran of the Maryland State Police retiring at a commander's rank in July 2014 and a highly decorated trooper at patrol, supervisor, and command ranks. My experience and service on the force makes me supremely qualified to offer the high caliber law enforcement service that Calvert County deserves.
As a state trooper, I was selected by the department to attend the noted Johns Hopkins University Police Executive Management Program where I earned a Master’s Degree in Business Management. During my career I served in Calvert, Prince George’s, Charles, Anne Arundel, and Baltimore County as well as handling assignments in Baltimore City. With my breadth of experience, I am highly tuned in to the issues of the area, and how they specifically affect Calvert County.
A Calvert County native, I attended Northern High School and am very familiar with the needs and concerns of Calvert. In response to a strong desire to serve my community, I joined the Maryland State Police directly from college in 1986. I served as the commander of the La Plata Barrack, the Personnel HRD and Recruiting Division, as well as serving as the Operations Commander of one the state police's largest divisions supervising over 175 sworn and civilian personnel.
I am not a career politician. I am running because I truly feel that I can and will bring a wealth of experience, training, dedication and most of all a strong grasp on providing optimal quality police service to the citizens of the Calvert County. I am a believer in Calvert solutions to local problems, and I will always seek community input and respect community perspectives.