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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Jeff Richards appointed to Carroll County Prison Warden Position


Jeff Richards appointed to Carroll County Prison Warden Position

Jeff Richards, who is currently serving as Captain over the Criminal Investigations Division at the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has been named as the new Carroll County Prison Warden. The transition for Richards will begin next month and Chairman Michelle Morgan is elated.

Chairman Morgan said in a statement about the transition, “I am so excited to appoint Jeff Richards to the position of Warden over the Carroll County Prison. His knowledge and experience in Public Safety and the fact he is already part of our Carroll County family is going to make this transition seamless and the possibilities for this new opportunity endless. “

Richards has served the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office since 1988 serving in capacities such as Sergeant over the Special Operations Unit, Lieutenant in the Training Division, Captain over the Jail Division, and his most recent assignment for the last seven years, Captain over the Criminal Investigations Division. Richards has also received countless hours of training in different specialty areas such as management, supervision, and has worked for Carroll County Fire Rescue as well as being appointed the Director of E-911 during his career in Public Safety.

Richards said in a statement on his newly appointed position, “I have served our community well for the past thirty-four years and I feel that I can continue my service within our community even greater as Warden of the Prison. I want to say how thankful I am for Sheriff Langley’s support and mentorship throughout the years, and most grateful for the friendship we have. It was not an easy decision to leave the place I have called home for so many decades, but I am excited for the future of Carroll County and I look forward to serving in this new capacity.”

Sheriff Terry Langley stated in regards to Richards transition, “It’s always difficult to lose a loyal employee who has been with the Sheriff’s Office for over thirty years, but I am also excited for Jeff, as he has been training and working towards a position like this for his whole career. I think he will do an outstanding job in his new position and we wish him the best of luck.”

Both Sheriff Langley and Chairman Morgan agree this was a joint effort between both departments in preparing and discussing details for the transition and both are thankful for the strong relationship between the Sheriff’s Office and the Board of Commissioners that made this an easier decision for all parties involved.  

Chairman Morgan would also like to extend her greatest thanks to Deputy Warden Otis Wilson for his efforts as Interim Warden. He has done an excellent job ensuring that we continued moving forward towards our goals as the Carroll County Prison.

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