The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (Frederick News-Post, Oct. 5) has made it clear that the misguided immigration policies of our county sheriff are most likely to cost Frederick taxpayers dearly. When this charge is added to a number of other fiscal missteps regarding the contracts for immigrant detention and joining ICE as a partner in a highly controversial immigrant enforcement program, we have a litany of both policy and fiscal mismanagement of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.

Frederick County has moved well beyond the level of being a backwater county that relies on the arrogance and bullishness of an untrained non-professional as an accepted model of leadership.

It is time for a new, highly trained professional individual to be elected who will effectively lead Frederick County law enforcement in a 21st-century manner. We need someone who provides supportive leadership and who will raise the level of department management to the level of the deputy staff and beyond.

Apparently, the only oversight that the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office seems to have is the voters, and it is our duty to consider that after eight years of bullying, unresponsiveness, fake and apparently hidden public advisory committees, it is time to retire Chuck Jenkins.

Please check your ballot in November for Karl Bickel, a real and authentic professional law enforcement officer.

Edward Burrell

Point of Rocks

(6) comments

des21

Bickel hasn't worked in law enforcement for years- perhaps over a decade. Talk about fossils.

Mickey7

Apparently Goose step is a trumpist!

mgoose806

So what you are saying is our Sheriff is an uneducated redneck who isn't qualified to be a crossing guard? Because of this Bickel should elected to replace him? Bickel "left" DC police department, terminated by Sheriff Hagy over a decade ago and hasn't been employed full-time since then? Yea his qualified...LOL

Samanthapowers

chunky is a fossil. Relegate him to the dustbin of history. Vote Bickel.

Mickey7

Karl got my vote in the last election and he has my vote this time!

BigAl

I would love to hear about Mr Bickel's most significant felony arrest.....

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