Deputy Chief Stephen Moyer appointed to Maryland Secretary of Public Safety and Corrections

SARASOTA, Fla. – Dec. 30, 2014 – 1:45 p.m.

Deputy Chief Stephen Moyer, who joined the Sarasota Police Department in April 2013, has been appointed as a Cabinet Secretary by Governor Larry Hogan from the State of Maryland. Deputy Chief Moyer has accepted the position of Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services for the State of Maryland and will begin in late January 2015.

"This is a prestigious appointment and an honor for him. We would never want to hold him up from this amazing opportunity. Our loss is the State of Maryland’s gain," said Chief Bernadette DiPino. "The Deputy Chief’s departure will leave the Sarasota Police Department with a loss but our agency will continue to move forward and continue to succeed in fighting crime and engaging with our community and continue to keep the City of Sarasota one of the safest cities in the nation," said Chief DiPino.

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) is one of the largest agencies in Maryland state government. Operationally, DPSCS oversees all aspects of supervision for sentenced offenders in the state prison system, the treatment facility Patuxent Institution and those under community supervision by Parole and Probation agents. The Department is also responsible for detainees in the Baltimore City pre-trial jails. DPSCS has an operating budget of $1.3 billion and more than 11,000 employees.

Chief DiPino will begin the search immediately for a new Deputy Chief.

Deputy Chief Stephen Moyer joined the Sarasota Police Department in March 2013

Deputy Chief Stephen Moyer joined the Sarasota Police Department in March 2013