Frederick County Roots ~ National Policing Experience

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About Karl Bickel

Karl is a 40-year resident of Frederick County. He built his family and raised his sons here. He's worked for five decades in various aspects of law enforcement, including over eight years with the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department, 16 years with DOJ, and Chief of Law Enforcement Operations for the Frederick County, MD Sheriff’s Office where he was second in command.

 

He's been a police officer on the beat, an operations and investigations leader, a teacher, a policy analyst, and a consultant to police departments and law enforcement agencies nationwide and abroad.

 

The challenges Frederick County will face in the coming years are best-addressed openly and directly, employing a wide range of law enforcement skills, experience and service-orientation that Karl brings to the table.

 

Elect Karl Bickel to help serve and protect our rapidly-growing community.

Professional Experience

40 years of community policing, criminal investigation and law enforcement administration, including:

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Senior Policy Analyst

  • Community Policing Consortium, Information Services Coordinator

  • Law Enforcement Consultant, Contract Investigator

  • Frederick County Sheriff's Office, Chief of Law Enforcement Operations

  • Allegheny College, Asst. Professor, Criminal Justice Program Coordinator

  • National Institute of Justice, Law Enforcement Specialist

  • Washington DC Metropolitan Police, Cadet/Patrol Officer/Detective

  • Montgomery College, Adjunct Instructor

  • American University, Adjunct Professorial Instructor

Education

Considerable formal, in-service and professional development education.

  • Johns Hopkins University, Master of Science Degree in Management

  • Johns Hopkins University, Certificate in Police Executive Leadership

  • American University, Master of Science Degree in Justice

  • American University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Justice

  • Montgomery College, Associate in Arts Degree in Law Enforcement

  • Montgomery College, Associate in Arts Degree in Corrections

  • National Sheriff's Institute, Graduate

Boards and Commissions

30 years of service to our community as a volunteer and board member.

  • Frederick County Substance Abuse Advisory Council

  • Frederick County Human Relations Commission

  • FCPS Tech Prep Criminal Justice Advisory Board

  • MCPS Tech Prep Criminal Justice Advisory Board

  • Montgomery College Criminal Justice Advisory Board

  • Allegheny College Criminal Justice Advisory Board

  • Frederick County Ethics Commission

  • Frederick County Executive's Ethics Task Force

  • Advocates for Aging of Frederick County (Board of Directors)

  • Land and Cultural Preservation Fund (Board of Directors)

  • The Frederick Extra (Board of Directors)

  • Residents Against Lansdale Expansion (Board of Directors)