For grassroots immigration control advocates in Maryland, Sheriff Chuck Jenkins of Frederick County has become a hero. His is the only law enforcement agency in the state of Maryland to partner with the federal government in a program known as 287 g which if applied across the entire state would go a long way to dispel Maryland’s reputation as a sanctuary state.
A firm believer that change begins at the local level, Sheriff Jenkins will tell us how the State government will eventually listen when a groundswell comes from local activists and local communities first.
Sheriff Charles A. “Chuck” Jenkins was elected to the Office of Sheriff in 2006, but his law enforcement career began with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office in 1990. After attending the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Academy, Chuck was assigned to the Patrol Division for 3 years. In 1993, he was assigned to criminal investigations, and having a passion for handling investigations, he conducted many high profile cases as a criminal investigator until 2006. During that time, Chuck also served as a crisis negotiator and firearms instructor.
Sheriff Jenkins was born and raised in Frederick County where he continues to live with his wife Shari and children, CJ and Meghan. He is very active in the local community as a member of numerous groups to include the Lewistown Volunteer Fire Department, Lewistown Ruritan Club, Frederick County Farm Bureau, National Rifle Association, and Monocacy Pistol Club of Frederick.