On July 31, 2013, after more than 20 years of government service, Sergeant Jody Maybush retired from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. In a press release, Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said, "I want to personally thank and commend Sgt. Maybush for his service to Frederick County as we wish him the best going forward. His contributions helped make the Sheriff’s Office a better agency."
Sgt. Maybush began his fourteen year career with the Sheriff’s Office in 1999 as a deputy sheriff assigned to Patrol Operations. His assignments as a deputy sheriff included the Traffic Unit and Special Services Team. In 2005, Sgt. Maybush was promoted to the rank of Corporal and placed in charge of the newly formed School Crossing Guard Program. As a Corporal, he supervised the development of policy and training for the new unit, which quickly became a model for other law enforcement agencies. For his hard work and dedication in supervising both the School Crossing Guard and School Resource Officer Programs, Sgt. Maybush was honored as the Deputy of the Year in 2010.
Sgt. Maybush was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2011 and assumed supervision of Patrol Team 5A. In 2012, he transferred to the Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit. Throughout his career Sgt. Maybush worked in a series of collateral special assignments. These include assignment to the Special Services Team, Honor Guard, Field Training Officer, and Primary Instructor for Emergency Vehicle Operations, Radar/Laser, and Preliminary Breath Test Operation.
Prior to service with the Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Maybush served in two other government positions. From 1989 to 1996, Sgt. Maybush served in United States Navy. His service included combat tours aboard the USS Saratoga during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. After leaving the Navy, Sgt. Maybush began his law enforcement career with the Howard County Police Department leaving to join the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office in 1999.
In his last year with the Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Maybush assisted in the development of Maryland House of Delegates transportation bill, HB 680. His contribution included development of the specific language of the bill and expert testimony provided to committees in Annapolis concerning the use of all-terrain vehicles by public safety agencies. The bill passed, was signed by the Governor, and becomes effective on October 1, 2013.
Sgt. Jody Maybush resides in Frederick County and has two children, Nick and Brianna. The Sheriff’s Office thanks Sgt. Maybush for his dedicated service to his Country, the State of Maryland and the citizens of Frederick County.