Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins took part in a roundtable discussion Wednesday at the White House, along with 44 other sheriffs from 35 states, to discuss immigration reform and border security.

The law enforcement officials, who were joined by a few members of Congress, shared their experiences and challenges with public safety associated with people living in the U.S. illegally, according to a news release.

“It was a good discussion,” Jenkins said Wednesday night. “It was productive from a standpoint of everything, what’s coming on the horizon.”

The sheriff said the roundtable was a question-and-answer format on topics including illegal immigration, the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act, the Department of Homeland Security and the opioid epidemic.

A discussion also ensued about jail standards for housing detainees and inmates in federal prison, as standards differ between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Marshals Service and other law enforcement agencies. Jenkins said the sheriffs questioned why the standards can’t be the same across all agencies.

At the roundtable, Jenkins said Vice President Mike Pence entered the room to address the sheriffs and to show his support and appreciation of law enforcement. The sheriffs were also treated to a photo op with President Donald Trump.

Karl Bickel, who is running against Jenkins for Frederick County sheriff, said he doesn’t see the matter of illegal immigration affecting the county.

“I think immigration and border security are federal problems and I think the sheriff should focus on the opioid problem,” Bickel said when reached for comment. “We’re not having a criminal problem with immigration [in the county].”

Officials at the roundtable did discuss the opioid epidemic, which Jenkins described not as an epidemic, but as a “large societal crisis.”

“And you can tie that back to a lack of a secure border,” he said.

This was not the first time Jenkins visited the White House on official business. In February, he was one of three sheriffs to meet with President Trump and officials with Homeland Security and the Department of Justice to discuss immigration policy and MS-13, an international gang.

Wednesday’s roundtable was hosted by the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Follow CJ Fairfield on Twitter @FairfieldCj.

(126) comments

rbtdt5

I don't understand why my post that stated that Hagy fired Bickle back in 1994 because he needed a number 2 guy that he could trust. It's what this paper reported on 11/30/94

Robbbobb4863

Jenkins has my vote....common sense....build the wall !!!

Mickey7

LMAO

Burgessdr

Bubba Sheriff doesn't like brown people. Doesnt like illegal browns, greencard browns,.citizen browns, even 4th generation citizens.

DickD

But he does have some brown deputies, I spoke to one of them today. A very pleasant man.

phydeaux994

READ THIS! An article about a recent MS13 gang bust out of the DHS Baltimore Office and the Law Enforcement partners and States Attorneys involved! Shocking! FCSO was not involved. FPD was. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/twenty-four-alleged-ms-13-members-facing-federal-indictment-violent-racketeering-murder-and

KellyAlzan

Correct me. Didn’t the Frederick ms-13 murders take place in the county, not city? Or was there one in the city and one in the county? Trying to recall.

phydeaux994

In the County. The killers came from MoCo. This article is about crimes all over the region.

sue1955

CD, thank you for the suggestion on previous posts. BTW, the article is back online. It's the one about Sheriff Jenkins commenting on the jail conditions. If you bring up the article, you can see my comments back to you. (Posted at 8:08 P.M.).

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DickD

But it is Trump with Mafia connections and his campaign manager that has been sentenced to jail. Nothing like that involving Hilary. You can support the crooks, if you want, Jersey!

RepublicanRussian

President Pence’s Office leaking on Trump I’m gonna need more coke and popcorn

deputy193

I GUESS THATS WHY KARL WAS SHOWN THE DOOR ON SHERIFF JIM HAGY’S FIRST DAY. AND CONTINUE TO LOSE ELECTION AFTER ELECTION AFTER ELECTION AFTER ELECTION. HE HAS NO CLUE WHAT THE PEOPLE OF FREDERICK COUNTY WANT THEIR SHERIFF TO DO AND BE. SMFH

KellyAlzan

Not all at correct. Good thing you're only a "guess". Jenkins was not elected do to his qualifications, and if you were a deputy 12 years ago, then you know this. 12 years ago, there were two other candidates for the sheriff seat that both of them were far more qualified and experienced than Jenkins.

See, when you post inaccurate stuff like this, you trigger responses of facts, and often times the facts do the opposite of what you're intending to accomplish.

Happens to be, that I know Mr Hagy. Do you really want to get into more facts?

DickD

Kelly, did Hagy get rid of Bickle?

rbtdt5

Yes, he was fired in 1994 due to Hagy said he needed a number 2 guy he could trust. 2 days before Hagy took on role as sheriff

KellyAlzan

certain positions are appointed positions. Just as at the states attorney's office. Its not uncommon for a newly elected official to replace people. Hagy did it, and that's how the system works. That does not mean there is/was a problem with the person. Scott Rolle did it when he became states attorney. Bickel was replaced with Francis Tully, Hagy's public reasoning was "I appointed Tully because he and I do not see eye to eye, and I wanted someone with a different viewpoint than me....."

This is politics. Could / are there other scenerios to this story out there? OF COURSE. OF COURSE. Regardless, newly elected officials send people packing all the time. It doesn't mean that person is bad, or lacking.

rbtdt5

Kelly, once again you are wrong so I guess we should pay attention to that inaccurate thing you were talking about???[beam] In 2006 there were 6 people running for sheriff, 4 reps and 2 dems. Do you want to twist what you said about there only be 2 others? Or spin it to only 2 others more qualified?

KellyAlzan

what am I wrong about?

193 wrote, in negative context, that bickel as shown the door on day one. Written by 193 with the intent of smearing mr bickel. Just because bickel was shown the door - does not mean he was a bad employee, or incompetent. Hagy, a supervisor at the commercial vehicle weigh station with MSP. Bickel, an educated, degreed law man who worked under one of the greatest and most intelligent sheriffs - Carl Harbaugh. Here we have a new sheriff (Hagy) with no degree, and a background in weighing and inspecting trucks, over-seeing less than (10) troopers / inspectors. And then we have Bickel with an extensive background in law enforcement, educated, and degreed. At the end of the day, bickel was more qualified than Hagy. Hagy was a spiteful sheriff, if he felt anyone was of any threat to him - he took action against them, harassed them, through "internal investigations". When Hagy was sheriff - morale was also very low, very low.

I also wrote that 2 other candidates were more qualified than Jenkins. That is a fact.

So, how am I wrong?

KellyAlzan

in 2006, there were multiple people in the primary, as RB stated. after the primary, was the general election. and there were not 6 in the general. Out of the 6, there were 2 very strong contendors, with impressive credentials.

Jenkins did not have a single credential, other than he could tie his shoes and a HS diploma. Jenkins was not elected, as 193 claims, due to his qualifications. He had no qualifications. You cant be elected on qualifications when you don't have any. Jenkins was elected due to popularity, and the (R).

Streetglide2012

Actually Greg Baisey was brought in filling Mr Bickels position and Mr Tully came later in Sheriff Hagy's term. Just saying

KellyAlzan

Thanks, I knew I was forgetting something, even paused for a moment and tried to remember

DickD

The R was most likely the biggest factor.

Mickey7

Is this Sheriff Jenkins writing in capital letters against the code and policies of this form or is it some troll? Whoever you are you're fos

RepublicanRussian

GOP having a bad week Kavanaugh linked to Russian intelligence

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RepublicanRussian

Your Russian is showing

RepublicanRussian

Why would the sheriff go to the residence of someone who has hired hundreds of illegals to discuss illegals unless the meeting was pure buffoonery.

RepublicanRussian

Who comes to America legally on an Einstein Visa and has to plagiarize a black woman?

RepublicanRussian

Who can immigrate to America legally on an Einstein Visa without obtaining a single college credit? [wink]

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jerseygrl42

"racial betrayal" , got to get something racial into every discussion....

crikeyalmighty

That Jenkins thinks detention facilities should be the same across all law enforcement entities just underlines his deliberate ignorance of the facts. People coming to this country seeking asylum are NOT, repeat NOT criminals. When asylum seekers include mothers, fathers, children and elderly individuals seeking safety and protection, then they should be sheltered with kindness and compassion, qualities that seem to be conspicuous in their absence from Jenkins.

rbtdt5

There are legal ways to enter this country.

RepublicanRussian

Like Melania didn’t do?

DickD

This was in the Washington Post, November 5, 2016, CD.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/report-melania-trump-worked-in-us-without-proper-permit/2016/11/05/3ddc5a8a-a302-11e6-a44d-cc2898cfab06_story.html?utm_term=.aa9bc94e99f3
" Melania Trump, the wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and an immigrant from Slovenia, was paid for 10 modeling jobs in 1996 before she received legal authorization to work in the United States, the Associated Press reported Friday night."

Mickey7

Give It Up Robot your team is getting their butt kicked

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Streetglide2012

So true

RepublicanRussian

First we had so called family values evangelicals who ignored the president’s past proclivity to bang porn stars and abuse women now our sheriff has even turned a blind eye on the president history of hiring illegals and encouraging chain migration. MAGA

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RepublicanRussian

Trump hired over 200 illegals but that’s okay because we all know the DOJ isn’t supposed to prosecute republicans. MAGA

RepublicanRussian

Blaming local white Christians parenting for the local opioid epidemic is cruel. Advocating the separation of undocumented nursing Christian babies from their mother requires deep depravity.

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sofanna

Agree

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DickD

Maybe you should compare the high school degree of Jenkins with Bickel's two master degrees when you start talking about education, Jersey.

RepublicanRussian

When the local sheriff pals with a man who rents to drug traffickers you should expect a drug epidemic in your county. MAGA

RepublicanRussian

Would you visit the residence of man who rented a room to a convicted cocaine dealer? Our sheriff did, In October 1985, Weichselbaum was charged with trafficking cocaine and marijuana through Florida to Ohio, Kentucky, and North Carolina. He was indicted in Ohio and ultimately pleaded guilty to two felonies in the case. Spy and TSG say he cooperated with authorities in the case.
After Weichselbaum was indicted but before he went to prison, per Spy and TSG, he began renting an apartment in the Trump Plaza building in Manhattan. The Smoking Gun says that Trump owned the individual unit and rented it directly to Weichselbaum as a landlord.

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b1sellers

There you go spouting that old tired lie of yours jersey.

RepublicanRussian

I’m a law abiding minority and I would never visit the residence of someone who’s been implicated in criminal activity certainly not by their own lawyer! So when you hear your local sheriff decided to visit a someone under criminal suspicion you gotta ask yourself ‘do birds of a feather flock together’ MAGA

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KellyAlzan

MS 13 is alive and well and active in Frederick. Not as active as silver spring, but active.

This immigration thing, raiding landscape companies, construction companies, factories, orchards. Restaurants, etc, will have zero effect on curtailIng / derailing ms-13. The individuals being arrested and deported are illegal immigrants that are working and keeping to theirselves.

12 yrs ago, Jenkins promised “to go after the gangs”. His words. And there are video of him making this pledge. So far - he has done nothing.

Who doesn’t support law enforcement going after the gangs? We all supper it. But he hasn’t done it.

The deportation kick is not doing anything to stop or hinder ms-13. Jenkins could be really effective by truly focusing on gangs (as he had promised). And he would score points in the citizens by doing so. But he hasn’t. See, he, believes that this deportation thing is the right approach. He believes this because he down not know / understand any better. This is called “ignorance”.

RepublicanRussian

How much of America’s illegal opioid supply is financed via money laundering and drug trafficking in connection with Trump Ocean Club Panama?

threecents

I give up. How much? Zero?

RepublicanRussian

It’s illegal to investigate republican politicians

pappyjoe

The quick delivery of SPICE through Slamazon causing people to be found drowned in a puddle of water is the life taker currently. Chuck would not post a comment and I don`t like BSers so Chuck has my vote.

CDReid

Boy, the I Hate Jenkins Club is out in full force this morning, I hope you all have lots of tissues for when he wins again in November, you're gonna need them. And for Bickel to say “We’re not having a criminal problem with immigration [in the county]” just proves how naïve/uninformed he really is. That makes me believe he really does think that MS-13 doesn't exist here. SMH

rbtdt5

[thumbup]

DickD

Telling the world that someone is incompetent is not the same as hate, CD. You need to open up your mind. Jenkins is a good ole' boy and that is how he runs his campaign, it is not based on competence. And then there is his known vindictiveness.

I agree with Dick. It’s not about hate. Jenkins just doesn’t impress me that he has the appropriate skill set, strategies, philosophies, and methods for dealing with the county needs today.

Streetglide2012

Amen

Mickey7

[thumbup] incompetent people see incompetent presidents as confident and deflect into the concept that he is hated. He is definitely hated cuz he's a wannabe Hitler

sue1955

CD, exactly right. I just responded to Karl Bickel's post.

BTW, I responded to you last night that I sympathized with your post regarding your deleted comments. I won't rewrite it again, but the FNP "killed" the article by approximately 10:30 P.M. I found my reply to you by Googling the article. That's the only way I could view it.

Sue 1955, you can simply click on your avatar and retrieve your last 10 comments and the articles. That might be easier than googling.

sue1955

awteam, thank you for the suggestion. But, sorry, I don't know what an "avatar" is. To say that I'm not tech-savvy is an understatement. I also don't know a lot of terminology and I don't go pushing buttons when I don't know exactly what I'm doing - on my desktop, not to mention the TV (X1 platform). I don't have the aptitude. Tutorials don't do anything for me, either. Thanks again, though!

CDReid

Sue, just find a previous comment that you have posted to any article here in the F(ake) N(ews) P(erfected) and left click/double click on your own sue1955 that accompanies that comment.

Mickey7

Yeah Seedy and Sue1955 should go back to 1955 where all the YTs could eat at the lunch counter and go to the restroom without concerning himself in a possibly dark complected citizen would not bother them.

KellyAlzan

Sue, CD’s posts were deleted because he was harassing others. Not contributing anything.

jerseygrl42

spot-on!

Mickey7

Lol [beam][beam][beam][beam]

RepublicanRussian

I purpose a 10% one time merit increase for all law enforcement and first responders in Frederick County and replace the Sheriffs position with a professional law enforcement authority. MAGA

Jackjaw1984

Good luck trying to change to state constitution.

threecents

I believe the reason Trump's people have our scholar sheriff saying that we have a “large societal crisis” and not an epidemic is because Trump does not want the CDC studying it and making logical liberal suggestions to effectively deal with the epidemic. For now the CDC is not permitted to study opioid addiction as an epidemiological problem.

Hayduke2

Hey, you know that the use of science and data is one of the leftist conspiracies, right.

b1sellers

Just like climate change is a way for China to raise prices and make money [rolleyes]

b1sellers

Exactly three!

rbtdt5

Jenkins for Sheriff!

Samanthapowers

um, he IS the sheriff......but not for long.

rbtdt5

lol

KellyAlzan

The problem with the sheriff position is that the majority voters have no understanding of what a sheriff is responsible for. They hear “sheriff” and think badge, gun, tickets, arrests. And there’s far more to it than that. But the majority voters do not know this. With this said - I’m sorry to say, I think Jenkins will be here for another (4) years......

RepublicanRussian

When is going to start acting like a Sheriff and stop acting like a politician?

Psizzle

Enough with the opioid stuff already. How is it the Sheriff responsible if someone decides to drive to Baltimore and purchase Heroin, this is ridiculous. Call Baltimore City PD and express your concerns. Keep it up Sheriff your doing great and your deputies do great things!

KellyAlzan

Really??? So the dealers, DEALERS, should not be arrested??? REALLY??

RepublicanRussian

Yeah keep it up sheriff you’re doing a great job fostering local white genocide in Frederick County while you pal around with a criminal suspect. MAGA

Psizzle, I’m not sure 🤔 how large a role that Baltimore plays in opioid addiction in Frederick County?
On a national level, the majority, 2/3 of overdose deaths are due to prescription opioids: Fentanyl, OxyContin. Heroin account for less then 1/3 of all overdose deaths. I wouldn’t be surprised if Frederick County prescription opioids deaths are even at a higher percentage.

Samanthapowers

Opiods are a societal crisis and not an epidemic? And from south of the border? This guy is so clueless it's disgusting and scary. Keep your head buried in the sand, chucky, pretty soon you'll have plenty of time to pursue those quack ideas. maybe he can figure out roswell and the kennedy assasination, too.

b1sellers

Not sure if it is clueless so much as playing to his base.

CRSmith88

Not sure why Jenkins doesn't just hang out at the DMV all day, profiling and harassing people as they walk in the front door. Seems like he's into that sort of thing. They county has a VISIBLE opioid problem, portions of the city have visible synthetic drug issues, people need access to heal. Maybe we should ask county EMTs what scares them most at work instead of relying on a Fox News caricature to lead the conversation.

KellyAlzan

Is this fcso deputy Chris smith?

CRSmith88

Sure, you should report him and then find out that Chris' middle name starts with something not "R" and he's not 30

KellyAlzan

ok! I don't know the middle names of others! And the 88 could also represent the year of H.S graduation. The deputy graduated in either 88 or 89, cant remember, just know it was one of those years

Titanman123

Wonder if the sheriff took his mistress to the event?

KellyAlzan

He didn’t. She had “appointments” that day

DickD

Tit, please tell us more.

RepublicanRussian

We need a sheriff that can multi task enforce immigration law and protect white lives Jenkins has done neither.

gary4books

I saw many of these Officers in DC with the President as he predicted the end of news organizations and their clapping in support.

RepublicanRussian

Our neighbor a avid Trump supporter can’t sell a million dollar property because progressives buyers don’t want to live in a county where the sheriff is more concerned with separating undocumented families than protecting white youth.

RepublicanRussian

I wonder if the Sheriff had the courage to question the president oh his hiring over 200 illegals and Melania’s murky immigration record and the family’s chain migration. [beam][beam]

RepublicanRussian

In 2016 in North Carolina Donald Trump announced that his wife will hold a news conference "over the next couple of weeks" to address reports that she violated immigration laws when she first came to the U.S.

Trump said his wife would prove that "she came in totally legally."[beam][beam]

RepublicanRussian

In 1980, under pressure to begin construction on what would become his signature project, Donald J. Trump employed a crew of 200 undocumented Polish workers who worked in 12-hour shifts, without gloves, hard hats or masks, to demolish the Bonwit Teller building on Fifth Avenue, where the 58-story, golden-hued Trump Tower now stands.

KarlBickel

The current sheriff continues to tend to his obsession, while after 12 years in office and a decade long opioid crisis that has taken over 200 lives locally, he has no plan to address the problem other than to “let it run its course.”. As of September 3rd of this year Frederick County has had 41 confirmed overdose deaths with another 9 awaiting confirmation by the medical examiner. 2018 is going to be another record year for opioid related deaths. Change is needed more now than ever!

KellyAlzan

While opioid use is rampant, a sheriff has far more responsibility than that. The deputies don’t get paid hardly anything, the better the pay, the better the applicants.

It’s evident there is a deficiency in training for the deputies.

Tax payers are footing the bill to provide security to a private business entity, the great Frederick fair.

Leaders are born as leaders. Jenkins is not a leader, he’s a politician, a career politician, just like rosco Bartlett.

rmaghan1

Karl- the opioid issue is now a national epidemic. There were over 60,000 related opioid deaths in the US in 2017. That reflects a death rate 80% greater than Americans killed on 9/11 (2977). I agree with everything you say, what are YOU going to do if elected to curtail this national epidemic in Frederick county that reflects “change”?

Mickey7

Why did you vote for Trump? Jenkins is just a mini Trump.

Mickey7

Karl Bickel for Sheriff

gabrielshorn2013

Mr. Bickel, As you are aware, the opioid crisis is a national al epidemic affecting both Republican and Democrat jurisdictions. What would you do specifically and different to combat this epidemic that has so far eluded both LEOs and politicians?

sue1955

Karl, your comment a few days ago about using a program (used in NYC - sorry, forgot the official name) to fight drug abuse is not greatly effective. I researched it at the time you wrote it - I had never heard of it before. It's just a metric based on statistics in a given area. Statistics don't resolve the issue. One criticism (by those who were involved in NY) was that it shows where the hot spots are, but doesn't say why. In other words, it is a smokescreen.

For you to state that Frederick does not have a problem with illegal immigrants is just untrue. No, it is apparently not as bad as Woodbridge, VA, but look at the crime reports (not just FNP) that involve murders, assaults, robberies, burying body in a park, and living in apartments (especially along Key Parkway) where the "residents" don't want to be identified because "I am not supposed to be here, so I'm not going to comment."

Mickey7

Your racism is showing Sue

KellyAlzan

The current sheriff, such an ignorant ignorant, person.

phydeaux994

But he knows his audience. He only has to be smarter than those that vote for him. And he has scared them into submission. "Murderers" "Rapists" "Disease Ridden" illegal aliens is his tactic and it works!

b1sellers

Exactly Phy - just like the traitor in the WH

KellyAlzan

true

Samanthapowers

atypical fossil of a good ole boy.

DickD

Jenkins is running true to form. Instead of taking care of Frederick County problems, he is off somewhere else. Last election he was riding up and down the Rio Grande River with an assault weapon slung over his shoulder. After taking money from FAIR.

richardlyons

I agree Dick. Bubba should oversee his office first and the many unsolved crimes in Frederick County. National politics should be a distant second. He appears to want to part of the "Swamp".

Hayduke2

But Dick, it is another photo op so he can hang it on his wall...

DickD

Yeah, Hay! Right next to our Mafia associated POTUS.

sue1955

Dick; respectfully, I don't know why you are still are bringing up when Sheriff Jenkins went down to Texas and are denigrating him for it. Regardless of what entity paid for the trip, he was gaining first-hand experience with seeing what law enforcement was experiencing. There is nothing like meeting with counterparts face-to-face. I learned that in the years I traveled to my Agency's district offices across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. I was on the road for fourteen years, nine months a year, a week out of those months. I gained valuable experience and memories that nobody could/can take away from me. One aspect of travel (of which I'll bet Jenkins gained important insight) is the camaraderie that comes with face-to-face meeting.

Yesterday, I saw a documentary (produced in 2011) about the carjacking (including 18-wheelers and SUVs) that travel between Texas (especially Laredo) and Mexico. It was much more prevalent than I realized. Granted, it was from 2011, but I'm guessing that little - if anything - has changed. Trafficking in all its' forms is a 24/7 activity.

DickD

Dream on, Sue.

threecents

One thing Trump appreciates is loyalty, and Jenkins has supported Trump at least since his birther days.

DickD

Two peas in a pod? [lol]

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