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Jon Galley, Republican

For Sheriff

For Sheriff

July 13, 2006

Western Correctional Institution warden and Maryland Division of Correction veteran Jon Galley is running for Washington County sheriff in the 2006 election.

Galley, 61, of 17829 Garden Spot Drive north of Hagerstown, is a Republican and the warden of a state prison in Cumberland, Md.

Galley said the county "has experienced unprecedented growth unlike anything in its past. If this trend continues - and there is every indication that it is - more staff is going to be needed to meet that demand."

Galley said the proposed central booking facility, which would provide a central location for police for the county's departments to process arrestees and inmates, needs to be built.

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"Central booking decreases the processing time ... It translates directly to more service on patrol," Galley said.

He said he would like to see more community policing, which would mean more deputies getting out of their cruisers and going door to door in such housing developments.

Galley, who was Maryland Division of Correction Commissioner of Corrections for three years in the early 1980s and has served as warden of a few state prisons, including Roxbury Correctional Institution and jails in Frederick and Montgomery counties, said he has handled budgets of more than $60 million and staffs of more than 3,000.

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