Harford County Sheriff L. Jesse Bane shares gratitude to sworn law enforcement and correctional deputies of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Harford County Sheriff L. Jesse Bane said local law enforcement will increase patrols of key infrastructure in light of the Boston Marathon bombings.
While there are no homeland security threats to Harford County, Sheriff Jesse Bane encourages county residents to remain alert in light of the Monday bombing of the Boston Marathon. Bane said there were no credible threats aimed at Harford County as of Tuesday afternoon, but plans increased patrols of key infrastructure during the coming days as a precaution, according to a statement issued by the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The county has been in contact with the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center since Monday afternoon and have held intelligence briefings to keep government and law enforcement officials in the loop. "[T]hey do not have any threats relative to the Boston bombing or any other intelligence to suggest Harford …
Friday, November 23, 2012
The town hall-style meeting is scheduled to take place Dec. 1, a week from Saturday.
Throughout the year Harford County's Sheriff has visited communities across the county to talk crime statistics, the direction of the sheriff's office and concerns specific to each area. Next week, it's Jarrettsville's turn. Sheriff L. Jesse Bane is scheduled to hold a town hall meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Jarrettsville branch of the Harford County Public Library. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. at the library, located at 3722 Norrisville Road next to the sheriff's office Northern Precinct. Do you have concerns about your community or neighborhood you'd like to talk to the sheriff about? Leave a comment.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Jeff Gahler has announced he is running for Harford County Sheriff in 2014.
Jeffrey Gahler, a Republican who lost the race for Harford County Sheriff by less than a 3 percent margin in 2010, submitted a letter to local media criticizing Sheriff Jesse Bane's management of the Harford County Detention Center. Gahler contends Bane has shown poor leadership by not bringing on a new warden and is ultimately responsible for a number of inmate deaths at the jail. In June Gahler officially announced his intent to run for sheriff in 2014. He has submitted a series of letters to local media on the subject of the sheriff's office. You can read Gahler's full, unedited letter here on Patch. Want to share your own opinions? Join our local voices or share your announcements on Patch.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Harford County sheriff candidate Jeff Gahler submits a letter to the editor.
Republican candidate for sheriff, Jeffrey Gahler, contends in a letter to local media that current sheriff L. Jesse Bane has not given proper credit to Maryland State Police for the Harford County Traffic Task Force. In June, Gahler wrote a letter to the editor outlining traffic issues in the county. The June letter criticized the Bane's handling of these traffic issues. Gahler submitted a second letter on the subject, questioning the timeline of the creation of the recently instituted Harford County Traffic Task Force. See the full letter below. Gahler announced in June he will run for Harford County Sheriff in 2014. Gahler, a recently retired Maryland State Trooper, ran for sheriff in 2010 but lost to incumbent L. Jesse Bane. In March, …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Jeffrey Gahler has announced his 2014 candidacy for Harford County sheriff.
Jeffrey Gahler, a Republican who lost the race for Harford County Sheriff by less than a 3 percent margin in 2010, submitted a letter to local media criticizing the current sheriff's handling of traffic issues in the county. Gahler contends Bane has not done enough to address the serious traffic problems in the county. Here is the unedited letter in its entirety: HARFORD COUNTY FATAL ACCIDENTS Recently, I announced my candidacy for the Office of Sheriff in 2014. Many reasons have led to this decision and over the course of the next two years it will become obvious that the current Sheriff has failed to maintain the level of commitment and integrity to remain in office. Sheriff Bane has held strong a course of conduct that includes …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Gahler also ran for sheriff in 2010, but lost to incumbent Jesse Bane.
Jeff Gahler will run for Harford County Sheriff in 2014. Gahler, a Maryland State Trooper, ran for sheriff in 2010 but lost to incumbent L. Jesse Bane. In his letter release just before midnight Monday, Gahler said: "Although we did not achieve our goal during the 2010 election year, I would not have traded the experience of meeting and listening to so many concerned Harford County residents and business owners or challenging the status quo for anything and I look forward to expanding these efforts in the future." See Gahler's letter attached to this article. The Republican lost by a 3,000-vote margin—51.6 percent to 48.3 percent—in one of the latest-decided Harford County races in the election. He didn't rule out running again in 2014 …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Harford County has had more traffic fatalities than all but three jurisdictions in the state, including Baltimore City.
About 200 people turned out for Sheriff Jesse Bane's town hall-style meeting for the Edgewood and Joppa areas on Saturday to get an update on the status of crime and traffic issues in the county. One major area of concern for Bane and the county is traffic. Fatal accidents are on the rise in Harford County. "We have the fourth highest number of fatalities in the state," Bane said. This ranking is up from fifth the previous year. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Bel Air Patch by signing up for newsletters here. With deteriorating traffic statistics in the county, Bane said the sheriff's office is looking to employ Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety, also known as D-DACTS. This approach to policing combines …
Friday, March 30, 2012
The Harford County Sheriff's Office Southern Precinct will officially shift from a converted 7-Eleven to a state-of-the-art facility located off Route 40.
The cramped quarters of a converted 7-Eleven will no longer be the workspace for Harford County Sheriff's Office staff and deputies covering the southern half of the county, including parts of Bel Air. The 42,144-square-foot building stands at 1305 Pulaski Highway, which borders both Edgewood and Joppa zip codes. The building cost $7.7 million to build. "About seven years ago when I was doing tours of all of our facilities so that we could come up with a ten-year capital project plan, I went to that old 7-Eleven and walked through it, and you could barely get through it, and I thought 'this is not good,'" County Executive David Craig said. Craig said Sheriff L. Jesse Bane and county councilman Dion Guthrie were instrumental in bringing the…
Monday, March 19, 2012
Jeffrey Gahler says Sheriff L. Jesse Bane should discuss staffing levels with the public.
Jeffrey Gahler submitted a letter to local media in recent weeks criticizing comments about staffing levels made by the current sheriff. Gahler, a Republican who lost the race for Harford County sheriff by less than a 3 percent margin in 2010, contends Sheriff L. Jesse Bane presented false information about the ratio of deputies to the population. Bane responded by talking with Patch and writing his own letter to the editor. In his responses, Bane said the numbers do not reflect all sworn officers, but rather the numbers the sheriff's office alone has to police the county. Gahler submitted a second letter on the topic in response to Bane's comments. In Bane's letter, he extends an invitation to discuss the matter with Gahler. In Gahler's …