Major Mark Forwood, a 20-year veteran of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office and commander of the agency’s Investigative Services Bureau, has been suspended amid an investigation of “improper conduct.”
Forwood was promoted to major and became a member of the sheriff’s command staff upon Jesse Bane’s election in 2006. He was stripped of his police powers this week pending the results of the investigation, according to Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Monica Worrell.
Worrell declined to comment on the exact nature of Forwood’s alleged improper conduct or the ongoing investigation.
Major Dale Stonesifer, Commander of the Services and Support Bureau, will assume Major Forwood’s command of the Investigative Services Bureau until the conclusion of the investigation, Worrell said.
Forwood joined the Sheriff’s Office in July 1988, according to a 2006 press release announcing his promotion. According to the press release, Forwood was the shortest-tenured deputy to be named to Bane’s senior staff.