RadioOnFire.com – Montgomery County’s head of corrections is the new leader of Maryland’s public safety and correctional services.
Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that he appointed Robert L. Green to replace Acting Secretary Mike Zeigler, who succeeded Stephen T. Moyer. The selection followed a nationwide search.
“Rob Green is a nationally recognized and respected leader with more than 34 years in public safety and corrections,” Hogan said in a statement. “He brings a tremendous wealth of experience to the department, and Marylanders can trust he will prioritize the safety of all who come into contact with our corrections system – both for our inmate population and our correctional officers. I would also like to thank Mike Zeigler for his steady leadership of the department during this transition.”
In Montgomery County, Green oversees a budget of more than $67 million and more than 2,000 individuals in pretrial services, community corrections and detention. From 2000 to 2014, he was a division chief in Montgomery County. He also served as the director of corrections and corrections bureau chief for the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.
“I take great pride having begun my career as a correctional officer in our state in 1985,” Green said. “I am committed to building upon Governor Hogan’s record of rooting out corruption in our state’s prison system. It is an honor to be appointed by the governor to this position and continue to proudly serve my state and my profession.”