From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
Sheriff L. Jesse Bane announced tonight at the Harford County Council Meeting that he had appointed Charles Moore to lead the Harford County Detention Center as its new warden beginning August 1, 2014.
The Sheriff shared his challenge in selecting the appropriate candidate, talking about the changing population of citizens at the Harford County Detention Center. “You have heard me say on many occasions that the jail is no longer just a jail. It is a shelter for the homeless, a mental institution, a drug treatment center, and a hospital for the treatment of a variety of physical illnesses and disabilities.” He continued by expressing the skills a warden must possess, all skills that are realized in Moore. “We need a leader with background, skills, vision, and expertise to move the Detention Center forward. We need a warden with an IT background who is familiar with the technologies that exist to move the Detention Center forward. We need a proven leader in the criminal justice arena who knows how to address morale and staffing issues to move the Detention Center forward. And, a visionary who can see the future we must take in corrections beyond the warehousing of prisoners so that we can ease the burden and the cost of corrections on the Harford County taxpayer.”
Moore is currently serving the citizens of the State of Maryland as a Captain with the Maryland State Police, a career he began in 1988. Rising through the ranks, to his current assignment of the Executive Officer of the Support Services Bureau/Police Communications Support Division, he has worked in all areas of the state from Centerville and Waterloo to Bel Air and Westminster.
While the Commander of the Bel Air Barrack, his use of leadership skills to motivate and inspire personnel to achieve great success and increase productivity, as well as build successful community partnerships, was awarded. In addition, Moore mentors the next generation of public safety minds as an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at Cecil Community College.
Of his appointment, Moore states, “I am both humbled and honored to be selected by Sheriff Bane as the Warden for the Harford County Detention Center. I’m retiring from one great Department and beginning employment with another great agency led by a Sheriff, that I’ve had tremendous respect for my entire career. It is going to be very rewarding to focus all of my energy and skills to ensure that the Harford County Detention Center continues to remain a safe place to work and to be incarcerated. Just as in any new assignment during my career, I will thoroughly review the operational structure and ensure that refinements will be instituted, if needed. Again, it will be a tremendous honor to directly serve the citizens of Harford County, where I was born and raised and several generations of my family were born and raised.”
Moore holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Leadership and Management from Johns Hopkins University. He has received numerous awards during his career including the Troop Commander’s Award for the work he did at the Bel Air Barrack in 2010.
The Harford County Detention Center, operated by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, houses an average of 400 individuals daily, employees 165 individuals, both sworn and civilians, and operates with an annual budget of nearly $16 million. Recently, the Detention Center received a Recognition of Achievement Award and a 100 percent score from the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards, for compliance with all corrections standards, distinction they have held for the past two consecutive years.