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Gardner formally named chief of Howard County police

Gardner formally named chief of Howard County police

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has formally named Gary L. Gardner as the county's chief of police. Gardner has been acting chief since July when he was named by then-County Executive Ken Ulman upon the retirement of longtime chief William McMahon.

Gardner called serving as chief the highlight of his 30 year career in Howard County. "Our strength will continue to rest with the most important asset this agency has: our members," he said in a press release from the county. "We will continue to expand our community outreach efforts over the next few years, building trust, transparency, communication and partnerships."

"I'm pleased to formally...

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