ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan appointed a new secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Monday.
The appointee, Robert L. Green, the director of the Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, will replace acting Secretary Mike Ziegler, who has served in the role since March.
According to Hogan, Green's background in budgeting accounts for more than $67 million in spending and a criminal justice involved population of more than 2,000 under Pretrial Supervision, Community Corrections, and Detention Services.
“Rob Green is a nationally recognized and respected leader with more than 34 years in public safety and corrections,” said Governor Hogan. “He brings a tremendous wealth of experience to the department, and Marylanders can trust he will prioritize the safety of all who come into contact with our corrections system - both for our inmate population and our correctional officers. I would also like to thank Mike Ziegler for his steady leadership of the department during this transition.”
The governor said Green is responsible for the creation of a Detention Services Re-Entry Unit at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility that gained national recognition and replicated in other jurisdictions across the country.