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Photos from past newsworthy events and the campaign trail.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a sign!

Wow! Requests for signs keep coming in! Thanks for the support from throughout the County. If you need one for your home or business, Click on "Yard Signs" on our Home Page.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

50+ Expo

I had a great time meeting more members of our community and talking about how the Sheriff's Office serves them. Thanks to Allan Kittleman for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Get Your Flu Shot!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Getting Ready for the Polar Bear Plunge!!

Stay tuned for details and how you can help us support the Athletes of Special Olympics Maryland.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

HCC 5K Challenge

Thanks to our team members coming out to help support the HCC 5K Challenge this morning. Over 500 people were out to raise money for scholarships for deserving students. I also ran into Alex, a former Police Explorer and current HCC student, who plans on a law enforcement career. Great things happen at Howard Community College! Thanks Anne Johnson and your team for a successful event.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Kittleman Family Picnic

A Great Day seeing old friends, meeting with local leaders and talking about our Sheriff’s Office.

Thursday, October 11, 2018


Thanks African American Coalition of Howard County for the opportunity to talk about the progress we have made and our plans for the future.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

In the Community

Thanks to the Adlers for hosting an opportunity to meet more people at the Savage Manor this week. I love the opportunity to tell people about the great work our people do.

Friday, September 28, 2018

4th Quarter

Glad to support Justin Guy and the 4th Quarter, a leadership development program for young people in Howard County. They raised over $14,000 at their September golf outing. Congratulations and thank you for what you do!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Police Pace

A little wet but we were glad to help with packet pick-up...and run...for the Police Foundation 5K!! The Foundation supports many program to support community policing in Howard County.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

National Night Out

National Night Out gave us the opportunity to share more about what the Sheriff's Office does to help keep people safe in our community!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

4th of July Parade

Great to see so many people at the River Hill Independence Day parade! I appreciate all those who came out to support me!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

FOP Endorement!!

I am honored to be endorsed by FOP Lodge #131, which represents the majority of our deputies. “I can tell you unequivocally that it has been a pleasure for the FOP to deal with Sheriff McMahon. This is a team that can work, and I believe that 100%. It is my pleasure, and my members, to endorse you as Sheriff for Howard County,” said Ed Simmons, President of the FOP Lodge #131. I look forward to continuing to work with Ed and the Lodge membership to ensure our deputies have the resources they need to do the very difficult work we ask of them.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Howard County Fair 2018

Great to meet so many people at the Fair and share what our Office does

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Working to Prevent Domestic Violence

I attended The Howard County Coalition to Prevent Interpersonal Personal Violence dialogue series on “The Role of Men in Preventing Intimate Partner Violence” where I was a member of a discussion panel. The vision of The Howard County Coalition to Prevent IPV is to educate constituents of Howard County and individuals throughout the State of Maryland to embrace eliminating intimate partner violence from our society with a sense of urgency.I discussed the role that the HCSO plays in cases of domestic violence and the enhanced training that law enforcement currently receives that enables agencies to better support victims as well as hold offenders accountable.

Monday, June 11, 2018

HCSO Awards

We had the opportunity to recognize and congratulate the great work our employees have been engaged in! A great group of people who care about the County and our citizens!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Supporting Special Olympics

Great staff supporting SOMD!! The run was canceled because of the flooding, but our folks still honored the day!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Thanks for all of those people showing off our signs!!If you need one, let me know by clicking on Yards Signs! Send me your pic!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Another Successful Fundraiser!!

Thanks to all who came out and learned more about the Sheriff's Office and all that we are doing!

Monday, May 14, 2018

OLPH Book Club

I had the opportunity to read to the Book Club at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help School. A great group of very smart kids!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Police Unity Tour

I was glad to be able to participate in the Police Unity Tour for the 10th year. This 4-day bike ride from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. helps raise awareness for those officers and families who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. I met many survivors & supportive community members along the way! Thanks to my great sponsors for their generosity!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

NAACP Freedom Fund Breakfast

I was honored to attend the NAACP Freedom Fund Jazz Breakfast and Awards Celebration. The theme was "The Year of the Woman" and so it was fitting that I was joined by last year's HCSO Deputy of the Year and the Howard County Employee of the Year, Deputy Ella Green...and her mother! Congratulations to all of the Award winners and thank you to Willie Flowers, Stephanie Wall, and Helen Nixon and their team for an inspiring morning.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Alpha Kappa Alpha Candidate Forum

Thanks to the women of the Iota Lambda Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha for hosting today's candidate forum. It was good to answer questions about public safety and our plans for keeping the Sheriff's Office moving forward.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Meeting the The Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc – Tau Pi Chapter

I had the pleasure of attending The Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc – Tau Pi Chapter meeting to explain the role of the Sheriff’s Office as well as answer questions. I also thanked them for this opportunity as well as for the service they do for the Howard County community and beyond.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Howard County Human Rights Commission’s Annual Awards Program

I was happy to attend the 2018 Human Rights Award recipients were Dr. Yen Li and The Build Haiti Foundation. Dr. Li is an educator, leader, bridge-builder and tireless advocate for Howard County’s Chinese and Korean communities. The Build Haiti Foundation focuses on service-learning projects with an emphasis on the impact of poverty on health and education. Congratulations to Dr. Li and The Build Haiti Foundation and thank you to Dr. Barbara Sands, the Administrator in the Office of Human Rights & the Human Rights Commission Executive Secretary for her dedication and leadership to the human rights of all citizens within the Howard County community.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Reading to kids

I enjoyed the opportunity to read to the children of the First Presbyterian Church Head Start Program as a part of a partnership we have with them

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thanks to our Dispatchers

Thanks to our unsung heroes who keep our first responders and community safe

Monday, April 16, 2018

Meet and Greet

Thank you to Dan and Lana Callihan who invited me to meet their Ellicott Meadows neighbors last night. I appreciated the opportunity to discuss the critical role the Sheriff's Office plays in Howard County and our plans for the future. If you would like to host an event in your neighborhood, please let me know.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Thank you to PFLAG for the opportunity to discuss the role of the Sheriff's Office and our plans for the future. It was great to see Sue Garner and others I have worked with in the past to ensure everyone is treated with respect.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

2018 Crime Victims Memorial Service

I was honored to speak at today's National Crime Victims Memorial Service for Maryland's Northern Region. It was sad to see so many names of people we have lost. The survivors and their families are inspiring in their strength. The Sheriff's Office, the State's Attorney's Office and the Police Department have dedicated and compassionate victim advocates who help people find their "new normal". It is always good to see Crystal Mason Will, whose daughter was murdered 17 years ago. She offered words of comfort and hope to those who came to remember their loved ones.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

African American Coalition Candidate Forum

Thanks to Sherman Howell, the African American Coalition of Howard County, and the MD Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta for hosting yesterday's Community Political Forum. It was great to see so many people I have worked with over the years and to meet new friends. More importantly, I appreciated the opportunity to answer questions about our plans to keep the Sheriff's Office moving forward.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

7k Race to Remember

The Maryland State's Attorney's Association held their annual 7K race to commemorate Victims' Rights Week. While we need to hold offenders accountable, we also need to support victims and their families. Thanks to Kim Oldham and her team!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Fish Fry - 2018!

Had a great time at the Fish Fry at Ridgely Run Community Center today. Among the people I spent time with was a young man, whose great Uncle was Don Bathgate, who I used to work with.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Touring the Non-Profit Collaborative

It was great getting a tour of the Non-Profit Collaborative with the County Executive, the Comptroller and other County leaders. The collaborative brings many of our County's social service organizations together on one campus, making it much easier for people to receive help and for agencies to coordinate efforts. Congratulations to Jennifer Pollitt Hill on being recognized for the great work she and her team do on the problems of domestic violence and sexual assault

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Soup r Sundae

Had a great time supporting Grassroots at their Sour r Sundae event on March 18, 2018, Grassroots is critical to helping those in crisis in Howard County.

Sunday, March 4, 2018


We had a great time with our Howard County Sheriff's Strikers supporting Hopeworks. Hopeworks supports victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Happy to have Deputy States Attorney Kim Oldham joining us.

Friday, March 2, 2018

"What Can You Do About Gun Violence?"

Attended this program at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center on March 1. Great community conversation on the issue.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

I am happy to support HB 1646 and SB 1036 (sponsored by Del Atterbeary and Sen. Will Smith), which will help protect victims of domestic violence. Among other things, it will prohibit those convicted of domestically related crimes from possessing certain firearms. The Sheriff's Office would be responsible for receiving any prohibited weapons, I appreciated meeting with members of Moms Demand Action to discuss this and other issues.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Deep Creek Dunk 2018!!!

I had a great time supporting Special Olympics at the Deep Creek Dunk this weekend with two of our great employees, Rhonda and JQ. Unfortunately for the athletes, the warm weather forced the cancellation of the Winter games. Still, we raised awareness and money for the programs that support our athletes.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Bailey

Sheriff McMahon joined other members of the Howard County community in celebrating Ms. Vivian “Millie” Bailey’s 100th birthday. Millie has been a huge asset to the Howard County community over the years. She has helped raise funds for Running Brook Elementary School, continues to prepare “care” packages for deployed troops and serves on the HCPD Citizens Advisory Council which Millie is a founding member. Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and the members of the Howard County Council proclaimed last night that the entire month of February would be “Millie Bailey Month.” Happy Birthday and congratulations on a century of dedication and love to the Howard County Community!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Legislative Reception

Great to meet so many of Maryland's elected officials (many from Howard County!) and discuss public safety at the Maryland Chiefs and Sheriff's legislative reception.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Polar Bear Plunge - 2018

I was glad to join our HCSO deputies and law enforcement from across the State to support Special Olympics.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Helping Domestic Violence Victims

Our generous staff bought and collected items to support HopeWorks, which provides invaluable services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Its great to work with HopeWorks and with our great staff at the Sheriff's Office.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Howard Co. deputy credited with saving life

Honored to speak about the work of our deputies who administered Narcan to a man who experienced an opiod overdose.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Project Blue Light

During this Holiday Season, the HCSO is participating in Project Blue Light. Project Blue Light is a way for us to honor all law enforcement officers who serve and protect us while also remembering those who have died in the line of duty. The concept is simple and a great way to honor those who have fallen so please consider joining us by displaying a blue light in your homes and offices.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Honoring Det Suiter

I joined members of the Sheriff's Office in honoring Detective Sean Suiter of the Baltimore Police Department at his funeral and burial. RIP

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

“What Do We Have To Gain?”

I was invited to be a panel member for “What Do We Have To Gain?”, a faith based forum & dialogue on Racism and Patriotism hosted by Congressman Elijah Cummings and featuring Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary and Rev. Dr. Robert Turner. This was a great event for members of the community to gather and discuss their different perspectives on racism, patriotism and other issues.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Supporting our Troops

Ms. Vivian Bailey prepares care packages for our oversees troops. We are glad to assist her getting them mailed! Thanks, Ms Bailey!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Serving an early Thanksgiving Dinner!

Had a great time helping to serve an early Thanksgiving Dinner @ the NAACP Youth Group Annual Meal for the Homeless. Thanks to Besse Bordenave for all that she does!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Care Packages for Military Personnel

Ms. Vivian Bailey prepares care packages for our oversees troops. We are glad to assist her getting them mailed! Thanks, Ms Bailey!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Zaching Against Cancer 10K

Great day supporting this great organization! Had time to think about those who have survived cancer and remember those who have not. Thanks to all who are looking for a cure.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Meet and Greet in Clarksville

Thanks to Greg and Sharon Tornatore for hosting a tailgate party at their home last Sunday. It was great to meet more people and talk about what our Office does!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Bowling for the Howard County Autism Society

Had a great time supporting the Beyond the Badge Foundation bowling event for the Howard County Autism Society. Lance and his Board do a great job. I'm glad some of my family and friends could join us!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Fundraiser - October 26, 2017

Thanks to the over 100 people who came out to Players Bar and Grill to offer their support and encouragement. It was great to see so many friends, colleagues and community members. Thanks for being there. Enjoy the pics!

Friday, October 20, 2017

50+ Expo

Had a great time at Howard County's 50+ Expo. I talked to a lot of great people...some of whom where not 50+!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

HopeWorks Candlelight Vigil

I had the honor of attending this Candlelight Vigil last week. HopeWorks is a lifeline for those suffering from domestic violence. The stories that are told remind all of us of our role in identifying and supporting victims and holding abusers accountable.Thanks to Jen Pollitt-Hill and her staff and volunteers for all that they do.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Our Deputies at the Library Safety Day

Lt. Granger, Deputy Best and Deputy Adams spending some time in the community and discussing the roles and responsibilities of the Sheriff's Office.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Cookies with Cops

Spouses of current Howard County Police Department officers dropped by today to thank our deputies and staff for what they do. Thanks to Mrs. Joubert, Mrs. Lapp, Mrs. Morrill and Mrs. Bowers for their "Cookies for Cops" program!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Newsworthy Events

Committee to Elect Bill McMahon
Authority of Patrick Shurney, Treasurer to the Committee to Elect Bill McMahon
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