Message from the President - Chief Gary Gardner

As incoming President of the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, I am both honored and excited to work with our law enforcement agencies across the state to collaboratively address issues of mutual concern in our communities.   We continue to face many challenges in public safety, including opioid addiction, body cameras, violent crime, and mental illness. By bringing our law enforcement executives together through our Association, I feel we can work toward effectively addressing those challenges.

Our active participation on issues of public safety policy and legislation will help shape the future of policing, provide professional development to our members and strengthen trust and respect of the policing profession in Maryland. I also look forward to working side by side with the incoming President of the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association, Sheriff Doug Mullendore. Together we can build upon the excellence both organizations have achieved over the years.

I look forward to serving as President of the Maryland Chiefs of Police, as it is both an honor and privilege. I also look forward to working in partnership with all members of Maryland’s law enforcement to enhance public safety and improve the quality of life in our communities.


Gary L. Gardner
President, Maryland Chiefs of Police Association