Ray Jones, a retired Baltimore City police officer, joined the Sykesville Police Department last week. His appointment brings the town force to seven officers.
"He comes to us very qualified for the job," said Matthew H. Candland, town manager.
A 20-year veteran of police work, Mr. Jones, 42, has a bachelor's degree in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
He has worked as a member of the Quick Response Team and is trained in counter-sniper tactics and radar detection.
Sykesville: Sykesville and Gamber units responded to a call about a carbon monoxide leak in the 400 block of Obrecht Road at 10:58 a.m. Thursday. They were out 45 minutes.