Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced a new Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
Hogan appointed Robert Green who currently is the Director of the Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation.
For 14 years, Green served as the Division Chief in Montgomery County before being appointed director.
In a press release, Green said he is “committed to building upon Hogan’s rooting out the corruption in the state’s prison system”.
Hogan also stated in the release,
“Rob Green is a nationally recognized and respected leader with more than 34 years in public safety and corrections. 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 Ziegler for his steady leadership of the department during this transition.”
Green replaces acting Secretary Mike Ziegler.