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Command Staff

Major Craig Rowe, Warden
Detention Center


Major Craig Rowe began his career in corrections as a Deputy at the Washington County Detention Center in Hagerstown, Maryland on November 18, 1996.  Rowe was assigned to the “booking squad” in May of 1998 and was promoted to Deputy First Class in December 1999. He was promoted to Corporal in April 2003 and was assigned to the newly created position of Female Housing Unit Supervisor.  Rowe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in February 2009 and was assigned to the daylight shift as the Shift Commander.  In June 2012 Rowe was promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned as the Operations Captain / Chief of Security. He was again promoted on August 2, 2013 to the rank of Major and became the Warden of the Washington County Detention Center.

Major Rowe graduated from Hagerstown Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Administration of Justice and from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Summa Cum Laude.  Rowe is a graduate of the National Jail Leadership Command Academy and is a Certified Jail Manager (CJM) through the American Jail Association.

Major Rowe is a member of the American Jail Association, the American Correctional Association, the Maryland Correctional Administrator’s Association, the Maryland Criminal Justice Association, Correctional Accreditation Manager’s Association, and is a Duly Authorized Inspector with the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards. 

Major Rowe is a member of the Advisory Board of the National Jail Leadership Command Academy at Sam Houston State University. He was appointed to the Western Maryland Children’s Center Advisory Board, serves on the Washington County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, the Washington County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council and the Overdose Fatality Review Team (OFRD).









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