By MARLO BARNHART
Maryland Police Training Commission membership has been an interesting experience, according to Washington County Sheriff Charles F. Mades.
"We've had a lot of hearings where we had to decide whether or not to decertify police officers," Mades said.
That has been one of the more difficult aspects of the job, one which he said he takes seriously.
Mades has been on the board since 1994 when he filled a vacancy created by the retirement of former Hagerstown Police Chief Paul Wood.
Mades recently was reappointed by Gov. Parris Glendening and the appointment confirmed by the Maryland State Senate Executive Nomination Committee. He is the only Western Maryland law enforcement officer on the 14-member board.