Promotions part of reorganization of Carroll County Sheriff's Office

March 15, 2013

Maj. Phillip Kasten has been appointed to the position of chief deputy in the Carroll County Sheriff's Office as Sheriff Kenneth Tregoning announced an internal reorganization in the office last week.

Sheriff Tregoning also consolidated the Investigative and Field Services bureaus and appointed Maj. Thomas Long as Bureau Chief.

Kasten fills a position that has been vacant since the retirement of Col. Robert Keefer on July 9, 2008.

The chief deputy will oversee the daily operational and administrative responsibilities for the Departments' of Sheriff Services and Corrections.

Major Kasten's duties and responsibilities as Administrative Services Bureau Chief were consolidated within the Management Services Bureau, and the Administrative Services Bureau was eliminated.

The positions of Investigative Services Bureau Chief and two Sheriff's Services Assistant Chief positions have been reallocated as non-appointed, division commanders of the Patrol Division and the Special Operations Division.

A third commander will be selected through a competitive, internal promotional process to fill the vacated Investigative Services Commander position.

The reorganization of the Sheriff's Office is prompted by the completion of the Sheriff's Office transition into the role of Carroll's primary law enforcement agency.

On December 23, 2010, the Board of Carroll County Commissioners unanimously approved a three-year transition of primary police services from the Maryland State Police Resident Trooper program, which included the acquisition of 42 law enforcement officers by the Sheriff's Office, replacing 45 contractual positions.

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