[photo, Walter F. Landon, Maryland Governor's Homeland Security Advisor] WALTER F. (PETE) LANDON, Director

Director, Governor's Office of Homeland Security, 2015-. Coordinator, Emergency Management Advisory Council, 2015-. Member, Maryland Active Assailant Interdisciplinary Work Group, 2015-; Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board, 2015-; Maryland Cybersecurity Council, 2015-; Council on Open Data, 2015-; Statewide Interoperability Radio Control Board, 2015-; National Capital Region Emergency Preparedness Council, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2016-.

Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Governor, since October 2017.

Member, Board of Elections, Kent County, 2015.

Maryland State Trooper, beginning 1985; Commander, Special Operations Division, 2005-07; Commander, Special Operations and Transportation Safety Command, 2007-10; Chief, Field Operations Bureau, 2010-12, Department of State Police. Lt. Colonel, Maryland State Police, 2010-15.

Member, Task Force on School Safety, 2006-07.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 21, 1961. Attended Beaconsfield High School, Beaconsfield, Quebec, 1978; Chesapeake College, A.A. (law enforcement), 1980; Towson University, B.S. (criminal justice & liberal arts), 1984; Maryland State Police Trooper Candidate Academy, 1985. Member, Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Chesapeake College; International Chiefs of Police Asssociation; International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association; Maryland Troopers Association; Maryland Chiefs of Police Association. Board of Directors, Chesapeake College Foundation. Member, Chestertown Optimists Club, 1990-; Chester River Yacht and Country Club (commodore, 2004-06; board of directors, 2007-13; president, 2010-13); Fraternal Order of Elks, Chestertown. Barrack Trooper of the Year, 1988. Award of Merit, Maryland Law Enforcement Officers' Association, 1993. Superintendent's Salute, Maryland State Police, 1997. Pride of the Peake Alumni Award, Chesapeake College, 2011.

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