Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore
Sheriff Mullendore was first employed as a police officer with the Town of Boonsboro in 1974 and worked there until 1978. He was hired by the Sheriff's Office on January 18, 1982 and completed the Western Maryland Police Academy that same year. In 1983, Mullendore received the Maryland Sheriff's Association "Deputy of the Year" for the capture of two suspects, while off duty, who had broken into numerous vehicles and garages in the Boonsboro area. He was promoted to Corporal in 1984.
On October 6, 1986, the Washington County Narcotics Task Force was created, and Mullendore was appointed as the first Director, and was promoted to Sergeant in 1988. After being promoted to Sergeant, he was assigned as the Administrative Sergeant at the Sheriff's Office in 1990. Mullendore completed the FBI National Academy in 1996 and was subsequently promoted to First Sergeant, as the Assistant Patrol Commander, in 1996. For the second time in his career, Captain Mullendore was awarded the Maryland Sheriff's Association "Deputy of the Year" in 1996 for Distinguished Service. In 1998 Mullendore was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned as the Patrol Commander.
On November 1, 2001, Mullendore was promoted to Colonel, which is the Chief Deputy. He completed his course of studies and received his Bachelor's Degree through the University of Phoenix in 2004. Mullendore also completed the FBI Greater Chesapeake Law Enforcement Executive Development School in 2005. He also attended the Maryland Police Correctional Training Commission's Leadership Challenge School in June 2005.
In November of 2006, Colonel Mullendore was elected Sheriff of Washington County.