Liaison officer to leave city for SHA post


The public information officer for the Westminster Police Department has accepted a job with the State Highway Administration.

Hired by the SHA as an "occupant protection coordinator," Cpl. Rick May will be based at the agency's Hanover office in Anne Arundel. He will serve as an adviser for SHA safety initiatives, including the "Kids in Safety Seats" program and the Maryland Committee for Safety Belt Use.

Corporal May, who has been the police department's liaison with the news media for 5 1/2 years, said he hadn't been looking for a new job, but the SHA approached him.

Corporal May's last day with the department is Friday. His public information duties and role as community safety/education officer for the force will be split between two officers.

Lt. Randy Barnes will handle media inquiries, and Pfc. Michael Bible will take over the department's safety and education program.

Officer Bible also oversees the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program.

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