The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting two trailblazing women who serve our community. Major Deborah Diedrich: Major Diedrich began her career with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office as a correctional officer in 1988. Diedrich was promoted to Major in March of 2017. Major Diedrich is the Commander of the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and the first woman to hold the position of Major within the agency. During her time at the detention center, the facility has consistently received the Recognition and Achievement Award for 100 percent Compliance of Standards for an Adult Correctional Facility. “One of the greatest challenges correctional officers face is the problems and stress they encounter on a daily basis,” said Diedrich. “Working in the detention center is demanding, and correctional officers are in a heightened state of vigilance all the time. Their work is important, and I am so proud of them for exceeding the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards (MCCS) while simultaneously protecting the public.” Receiving a 100-percent compliance with the standards confirms the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center has not only met the standards but exceeded the expectation to foster public […]
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