Sheriff Jenkins Party

Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins speaks to supporters at a thank you party on the night of Election Day at the Lewistown firehouse.

When he is sworn in next month again as sheriff, Chuck Jenkins will become the first person to hold the position for a fifth term.

Jenkins, a Republican, defeated Democrat Karl Bickel in the general election.

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gjthuro

Sheriff is a good man of the people, by the people and for the people...the other one is a paper pusher who never hit the streets

gabrielshorn2013

Not true gjthuro.

https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/continuing_coverage/election_coverage/general_election_voters_guide/sheriff-karl-bickel/article_2df92887-0700-5f33-9e32-1acdcf334845.html

Plumbum

Trumpkins, worked as a detective. In the county. Detectives do not “hit streets”.

schaeferhund

Frederick County should have rejected MAGA for all countywide offices. It mostly did.

Sheriff Jenkins claimed the 2020 election was “stolen.” In my view, that is a law enforcement officer abetting seditious conspiracy. That is a violation of his oath of office.

He vowed to not enforce legal COVID restrictions, however temporary. That was a clear dereliction of his duty. He called COVID “the biggest fraud ever put on anybody.”

While those who committed acts of violence and destruction during the 2020 riots should all be held accountable and brought to justice, Jenkins completely dismisses the grievances the peaceful protesters had, completely disregards concerns about documented abuse of power, and characterizes anyone with those concerns as “militants” and “extremists” who “want no law and order.” He characterizes those who have these concerns as “evil” and those who don’t as “good.”

No one who holds these beliefs should be in public service.

C.D.Reid

The sheriff is entitled to his opinions, just as you are. Just because you think your opinion is the "right" one, does that mean no others matter? Well, guess what, they do. And your opinion means no more than anyone else's does. It never has, and it never will.

shiftless88

CD; the statements by elected officials carry a different weight than a statement by a private citizen. In this case, the opinion had no facts to bolster it and he could/should have known this. Therefore his expression of that opinion was to support an election conspiracy against our government.

schaeferhund

I didn't say he wasn't entitled to his opinions. I said he wasn't entitled to hold public office.

Hayduke2

Agree- he also said he believes ALL Democrats are out to destroy the country. Another post that is pure nonsense- how do you serve and protect ALL if you believe that??)

C.D.Reid

And why did you say he wasn't entitled to hold public office? Because of his opinions, right? Brandon's opinion on illegal immigration is [obviously] to allow millions to flood our border, overwhelming the CBP and costing taxpayers untold millions and millions of dollars. So, do you think he's entitled to hold the public office he currently does?

Hayduke2

You ought to internalize you own statements- they apply equally to you and your actions

mrnatural1

[thumbup] schaeferhund.

doitforahobby

Does anyone on here really read this or is this site just for certain ones to spew their hate for each other? Need I say more?

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threecents

I'm glad Republicans got a couple of wins in Frederick, so not all of them will whine the next four years, obsessing over Jessica's spending and her views on white privilege.

public-redux

It also puts the kibosh on claims of election fraud. Thank goodness we won’t be hearing any of that nonsense.

Greg F

We already are from that nitwit Cindy Rose.

public-redux

I’m shocked, shocked I tell you.

Rockfish

Since many comments here seem to qwell on a person's qualifications for public office, IMO, people run for public office for (1) they genuinely want to help the public (2) they're power hungry or (3) they can't succeed in the private sector. Anyone worth their salt can succeed and have a lot less headaches in the private sector.

Plumbum

Which brings me to point out that Trumpkins NEVER. took a corporal’s exam. The first step in advancement.

He was a detective. With the lowest case closure rating amongst his peers.

His rank was DFC. DFC stands for ‘deputy first class”. No, the D does not have any affiliation with “detective”. DFC is an automatic promotion from deputy, which occurs after a predesignated time period.

He has never even filled in as “acting corporal”.

He has never had a role in making key managerial decisions and or commands, prior to becoming sheriff.

Therefore, Charles A Jenkins was certainly NOT elected for his qualifications and achievements.

When he initially ran for sheriff, his accomplishments that HE listed were:

A) treasurer of Lewistown VFD

B) Little league ball coach.

Trumpkins started campaigning and grooming frederick county Republican voters nearly 5 years before announcing candidacy. It was well known throughout the FCSO patrol division that Trumpkins had his sights on the sheriff seat.

Hey, hey did win the election. No one can deny that. His first time running, his helpers were busy taking down his opponents campaign signs. And his helpers were spreading false stories about his opponent. Kinda like Michael Hough did to his opponent.

The man won. But, he did not win the seat because he was/is the best person for the job. I want to make that clear, and will continue to do so at every opportunity.

C.D.Reid

Charles A Jenkins most certainly WAS elected for his qualifications and achievements::

"Chuck was hired as a deputy Sheriff with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office in 1990. He attended the Harford County Law Enforcement Training Academy. Following his training, Chuck was assigned to the uniform patrol division, where he excelled in criminal investigations. In 1993, he was assigned to criminal investigations." Followed by 16 years as our sheriff, yet you still maintain he's "uneducated and unqualified." You really are pitiful, Pb. What was it again that the FCSO busted you for? Would you like to tell us, for the benefit of they who don't know?

I guess since you lost your bid for sheriff, and the FNP has rejected your offer to be their moderator, you're going to just stick to driving illegal landscapers around in a pick up, huh?

phydeaux994

Did you have your family over for Thanksgiving dinner yesterday Mr. Reid?

Hayduke2

Interesting CD. Did Chuck write this or is this a summary from some official source? Asking for a friend who thinks people sometimes paint themselves in a positive light for interviews, promotions, etc.

C.D.Reid

I don't know who wrote it, Hay, I got it from his website. Why don't you call him and ask him who wrote it? The man is easily accessible, and I'm sure he'd be happy to answer you. Maybe you could let us know after you talk to him, OK?

shiftless88

CD; you just copy and paste something from his web site and imagine that it is objective? Seriously?

C.D.Reid

Ummm, shift, what I copied and pasted was nothing more than his experience, and I did it to show Plumpbutt how wrong she is, again. There was nothing to be "objective" about. Is there something wrong that was written into that information? Did he not attend that training academy? Was he not assigned to the uniform patrol division? Was he not assigned to criminal investigations? Feel free to post any corrections to any false information I shared here about him. Please. You don't have to be "objective," just truthful. Think ya can handle that without being biased? Just plain, simple facts?

Plumbum

I’m 110% in tune with Trumpkins past, his everything. Frederick county isn’t that big. Like I said, it was common knowledge in patrol that detective Jenkins had his sights on the sheriff seat.

EZRider

Has Sheriff Jenkins failed to enforce the laws?

phydeaux994

No, but he takes all the credit for the law enforcement the Frederick PD and the MSP do. And he claims that the 287(g) Corrections Program does things that it doesn’t do. Like having illegal aliens deported.

C.D.Reid

Is that a fact, fido? OK, name one time, just one time, that the sheriff has taken all the credit for the law enforcement the FPD and the MSP do. Give us a quote from him, and a reference link to it. Give us the evidence. Without evidence it's just another one of your perpetual lies. So put up or shut up. Oh, and FYI, he has had something like 1300 to 1500 illegal aliens turned over to ICE for deportation, many of them MS-13 scum.

Cluck, cluck, cluck... [lol]

phydeaux994

When the two boys killed a man at the Great Frederick Fair a couple years ago, which is obviously in the Frederick PD Jurisdiction, who showed up every morning to meet the Press and Cameras? That’s ONE. The 1300 to 1500 illegal aliens are just the number that the 287(g) Corrections Program identified as being illegal and held in the Detention Center for Trial or picked up by ICE to be taken before a Federal Immigration Judge to learn their fate which Jenkins never knew. The majority of those illegals were arrested in the City or on the Interstates by the MSP. And if they hadn’t committed a felony they were released back into the Community, not deported. Even if they got a deportation order they were released back into the Community to wait for a couple years for their final Deportation Hearing before another Federal Judge. Not many showed up for that Hearing two years later. That enough to please you?

C.D.Reid

No, fido, that is NOT enough to please me. You merely said he showed up for press conferences related to that fair murder. So what? His deputies were the ones who were there and answered the call. So why shouldn't he release information and answer questions about it? You said "that the sheriff has taken all the credit for the law enforcement the FPD and the MSP." So, what did he say during those press conferences where he takes credit for what the FPD or the MSP should have done? Huh? You really are pitiful with your weak, defenseless biases against that man. Just as pitiful as your girlfriend Plumpbutt is.

Cluck, cluck, cluck... [lol]

EZRider

Typical "yeah but" response.

As I said, has Sheriff Jenkins failed to enforce the laws? That's what he is elected to do, not bend over for the basement dwelling woke Twitter mob.

So, what laws has he failed to enforce?

phydeaux994

The Pro’s in the FCSO enforce the law no matter who’s Sheriff. All the Sheriff did is promote himself as an “expert” on Border Control. How far from FC is the nearest Border? How did he become an expert? Did he go to school? Did he have a lot of experience in Border Control? How did he magically become. Border Control expert, invited to speak at the White House twice and before Congress? Tell me that please. “You can fool some of the people ALL of the time”. Even President Trump. The

C.D.Reid

If the sheriff is such an evil man, fido, why don't you just high step it back to P.G. Co.? No one here will miss you.

EZRider

"The Pro’s in the FCSO enforce the law no matter who’s Sheriff."

So that's how Brandon gets away with not enforcing the US border and immigration laws. It's not him or the oath that he took to defend the US, it's the pros in the US government.

Thanks for clearing that up, phydeaux.

C.D.Reid

[thumbup] EZ.

Awteam2021

This comment “ So that's how Brandon gets away with not enforcing the US border and immigration laws. It's not him or the oath that he took to defend the US, it's the pros in the US government.” makes no sense in the current discussion.

It even makes less sense then CD’s comment, “ why don’t you move back to PG county?”.

From these comments you could easily conclude that Jenkins supports lack ‘sense.’

phydeaux994

I’ve lived here as long as you have Mr. Reid. You haven’t lived here most of your life. You don’t own as much Frederick County property as I do or contribute more money to the County coffers as I do. “You can fool some of the people ALL of the time”.

C.D.Reid

No, fido, you have not lived here as long as I have. Unlike you, I'm a native of this county, you only moved here in 2008. And, even with the time I spent out of state for work purposes, I have still lived here for 53 years vs. your 14. Just can't shake that lying problem you have, can ya? I did notice no reply to my earlier, 5:34, comment to you. can't spin your way out of that one, huh?

Cluck, cluck, cluck... [lol]

Hayduke2

EZ = user1 ????

C.D.Reid

Hayduke2 = olefool ????

phydeaux994

No, the Sheriff showed up to get his picture in the paper or on tv because that is his favorite thing to do. Lando has stopped all that showboating taking all the credit for the work of all the local Police Departments. What is the job he does that is worth $125,000 a year, more than the CE and more than a majority of our Teachers. But most of all I judge him by who his supporters are, just like I judge Trump, the company that he keeps. Now answer my 9:23, 11:41 and 11:49 a.m. comments. You keep exhibiting your bitter, angry, hateful, lonely, old man persona. Go back down South and rejoin the people who think like you. You have no friends here anymore. If you did you wouldn’t be wasting your life here every day.

C.D.Reid

And, fido, once again I've exposed more of your lies, more of your idiocy, so you deflect. Which is something that we've all come to expect from you. You just can't stand how easy it is for someone to make a fool out of you, like I did with your "I’ve lived here as long as you have Mr. Reid" crack. Your 9:23 question? Yes, I did. Now, you tell me what business my private life is to you. Your 11.41 question I did answer and your 11:49 questions you did not address to me. Now, you said I "have no friends here anymore. [And] if [I] did [I] wouldn’t be wasting [my} life here every day." Well guess what, you pitiful troll, I do have friends here, the ones who are still alive that is. But it seems to me that you spend plenty of time wasting your own life here everyday, so what's that tell everyone about just how many friends YOU have? Hmmm?

Cluck, cluck, cluck... [lol]

phydeaux994

“You can fool some of the people all of the time”. Trump and the Sheriff know that to be true.

pdl603

DeauxNut, the only people being fooled are people like you. You swallow hook line and sinker all the lies spewed by your Party. You and your Party are a festering boil on the back end of the USA.

phydeaux994

Then why have the Democrats had to bail out the last three Republiban Administrations pitiful? Seems like every Republiban Administration is worse than the last. I’d love to hear a real comment from you that explains why I am wrong. You can’t do it can you? Because you’re always wrong. You are all talk and no walk ol’ buddy.

C.D.Reid

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] pdl!

pdl603

DeauxNut, list examples of how this dysfunctional administration has has bailed out Trump’s administration. I’m waiting DeauxNut.

phydeaux994

Biden has passed more Legislation benefitting the American people in his first two years than Trump did in four years, which was ONE, the Prison Reform Act with the help of the Dems joining the Republibans to get it passed. That’s called bipartisan, ever hear of that? You guys know none of this because it’s not reported on FOX NEWS.

Sycamore1041

Since he's served in the sheriff's office for 32 years, Jenkins is more than eligible to retire. Perhaps this might be his last term? "The Frederick County Sheriff's Office offers deputies and correctional officers a 25-year retirement. Up to 5 years military time may be awarded toward retirement if you did not retire from the military." https://www.frederickcosheriff.com/career-faqs

C.D.Reid

I wonder if Plumbum will embarrass herself with a comment to this article.......?

Plumbum

What’s there to say?

His lack of qualifications won’t and didn’t change.

He’s still uneducated.

Anyone can run for office and be elected. Mason Carter is another example, David.

It seems the qualified retired police are not interested in a sheriffs position. There are some really good guys from FPD with a Schlew of accomplishments and necessary credentials, along with retire MSP; but no one seems to want it. Same with Washington county, mullendore served 4 terms, no one else stepped forward. The position of sheriff isn’t highly sought.

Hope you have a great thanksgiving my plumpy reidafur :)

LuvFrederick

Another good example is Fitzwater. She isn't qualified to lead book club.

phydeaux994

What do you have personal knowledge of that would not make you a liar?

EZRider

If expressing such as opinion as luv makes one a liar, there are bigger liars here than that. 🦃

corgikid

Agree. She is a psychiatric basket case who hates herself.

threecents

Why so much hate for Fitzwater? Can't we all get along?

phydeaux994

You said the same thing about Jan for eight years so why is this any different? Jan saved this County. It’s a much better place than it was when she took over from the Developers Friends. A majority Dem Government again and it will only get better.

C.D.Reid

The Developers Friends, fido? You mean the "Blaine Young Administration" that you claim changed the zoning for the property you say you bought before he ever became president of the county commissioners? Which was just another one of your lies.

Dwasserba

That’s just silly.

Plumbum

I’ve written two things in my comments repeatedly.

1) “elections are noting other than a popularity contest”. I don’t recall where I got that from, but I feel like someone on a local level once said it and it stayed with me.

2) “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”. Lyrics from a Metallica song

An observation I’ve made over the years is that supporters of certain politicians tend to forget that their favorite politicians were elected. They didn’t have to meet stringent requirements. Background checks aren’t required. Formal educations aren’t required. People tend to magically not realize this!

Rarely is anyone elected because they’re they best person for the job. They’re elected because they’re KNOWN.

When Trumpkins initially ran, he had the least credentials for the position than his opponents, starting with the primary, down to the general.

Donald trump, another example, someone with no experience. Being a business owner with money isn’t experience.

We have a new Governor coming. He wrote a book. A freakin book!! And now he’s governor.

DickD

Yes, the Governor elect might have written a book, but look at who was running against him. Sometimes it is a popularity contest, sometimes it is who you know AND sometimes it is who is running against you.

Sycamore1041

Yeah, I agree that Wes Moore doesn't seem to be terribly qualified to be a governor--I thought Tom Perez had by far the most relevant experience and was bummed out that he didn't win the primary (but Oprah didn't endorse him, eh?). But yeah, like Dick says, of the people who made it to the general election, Moore was a much safer, saner pick than the election-denying, insurrection-supporting, Trump-worshipping guy he was running against.

Dwasserba

Growing up with the narrative “anyone can succeed in America” I think has an effect on how we vote and whom we vote for, maybe not always realizing, maybe realizing but it fits with what we were raised to believe. You don’t have to prove you know anything to vote, you don’t have to even prove you can read. Can you sign your name? is a pretty low bar. Sometimes mediocre high school graduates excel. I have to say, I don’t hate it in principle.

Hayduke2

Hmm, author, West Point grad and distinguished military service, Rhodes Scholar, CEO of a large non-profit - yeah, I sure wish he showed some initiative and smarts ....

gabrielshorn2013

Agreed, Hay. Just because someone has not held political office before, does not mean they are not qualified to hold political office now. Moore was far more qualified than his opponent.

C.D.Reid

"Chuck was hired as a deputy Sheriff with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office in 1990. He attended the Harford County Law Enforcement Training Academy. Following his training, Chuck was assigned to the uniform patrol division, where he excelled in criminal investigations. In 1993, he was assigned to criminal investigations." Followed by 16 years as our sheriff, yet you still maintain he's "uneducated and unqualified." You really are pitiful, Pb. What was it again that the FCSO busted you for? Would you like to tell us, for the benefit of they who don't know?

I guess since you lost your bid for sheriff, and the FNP has rejected your offer to be their moderator, you're going to just stick to driving illegal landscapers around in a pick up, huh?

And you have a great Thanksgiving too, Plumpbutt. I'm sorry you'll be spending it alone, though. Again.

threecents

CD, Are you referring to Blaine "open for business" Young?

C.D.Reid

No three, I'm referring to Blaine The-Total-Jerk Young.

C.D.Reid

After the results of the election were known, I shot the sheriff an email congratulating him on his fifth victory, told him it was an honor and a privilege to vote for him again, and that he will have mine, and my wife's, votes every four years that he decides to continue to run. He replied with a very nice thank you.

Thanks, Chuck, for all that you, and your office, do for this county. Keep up the good work, sir. [thumbup]

public-redux

Did you shoot the deputy?

gabrielshorn2013

But I swear it was in self defense.

C.D.Reid

I figured a few would catch that line. [thumbup]

Dwasserba

I think this was lovely of you, and him, and as anyone would suspect happens between a candidate and a supporter. I would be a little salty if my husband promised someone my vote forever.

Riders of the Storm

Congrats, Sheriff Jenkins. Having had several of my family and friends work for you in law enforcement, I know you are a good man, who tries his best to keep all residents of this county safe. Thank you for your service, Sir.

AOC

Right idea, wrong candidate. Does Karl "Basement" Bickel accept the election result and has he issued a statement conceding the election.

AOC

I stand corrected. Karl did what needed to be done late last night and should be congratulated on doing so.

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Riders of the Storm

AOC - FINALLY, Bickel has posted a Facebook message thanking his supporters. He has not contacted Sheriff Jenkins to congratulate him. He never has. Hopefully the Democratic party in Frederick County will find a good person to run next time around. I am betting Jenkins retires after this term. Bickel has no clue what it is like to be a police officer in today's world. He has not walked the street since 1994.

FNP-reader

Definitely time for new candidates for Sheriff. Bickel has had his chances and lost.

Plumbum

It’s really hard to get good candidates to run. I know of some retired FPD command staff that are well known on the county that would do an outstanding job. But, they seem to be very content being retired and working new careers.

threecents

Will you run if asked and serve if elected?

Dwasserba

He’s a good person.

shiftless88

Career politician; the same thing conservatives pretend to despise

EZRider

We have a process by which we elect our sheriff.

C.D.Reid

Yeah, but you guys love 'em, don't ya, shift?

EZRider

The voters have spoken.

Dwasserba

That’s right. Sometimes it’s not your candidate. Move on.

FlyFisherman

I wonder if Ms. Rose accepts this election result???

Pro-Choice/Privileged W. Woman

LOL.....well of course Ms. Rose accepts that election result....

threecents

If her side wins, it was a fair election... How did she learn to think that way?

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