Long-Time Sheriff Deputies Announce Retirements
Carlevaro and Stonesifer to Leave July 1st
[May 15, 2014, Harford County, MD] — Harford County Sheriff L. Jesse Bane has announced the retirements of two long-time Sheriff's Office employees and key members of his Command Staff. Colonel Greg Carlevaro, 62 and Major Dale Stonesifer, 52 have each announced their retirements to be effective July 1st.
Colonel Carlevaro currently serves as the Sheriff's Chief Deputy and has oversight of the Harford County Detention Center. He began his career in 1975 and has served in almost every unit and division of the Sheriff's Office. While he has enjoyed many successes in his forty-year career the one he is most proud of is the creation of a specialized warrant team responsible to reduce the almost 3000 warrants backlogged in the system at the time. "This was the early 1990's and the Sheriff's Office was responsible to serve thousands of court documents yearly", he explained. "The warrants were numerous and time consuming and back then it was easy to fall behind", he said. "Creating a specialized unit had a significant impact on the backlog as it allowed a team of deputies to focus specifically on serving warrants thereby allowing patrol deputies to be free to respond for calls for service", Carlevaro said. As a follow-up to that initiative Carlevaro then assumed a key role in the development of the Inter-Agency Processing Center (IPC). He noted, "At the time, the IPC was a novel and unique concept. It allowed all police agencies to bring their prisoners to a central location for booking and processing". Officers dropped off their prisoner to IPC staff who then booked the prisoner, took them before the Commissioner for a bail review and then to jail. "Once again it allowed deputies to return to patrol and handling calls for service much more quickly", he said, adding that he was proud to say, "Both concepts are still in use today".
Major Dale Stonesifer has 27 years with the Sheriff's Office and has worked in a variety of assignments including Patrol, Uniformed Drug Interdiction Team, Covert Operations Section, Criminal Intelligence Unit, Narcotics Task Force, Planning & Research, and Grants Management. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session #237, Greater Chesapeake Law Enforcement Executive Development School, DEA Drug Unit Commanders Academy #46, and the Harford Leadership Academy. He currently serves as an Executive Board member with the Boys & Girls Club of Harford County. Major Stonesifer also cited many accomplishments but was most proud of his role as the Project Manager for the new Sheriff's Office Southern Precinct, a 42,000 square foot, 7.7 million dollar home to over 120 Sheriff's Office personnel. The project began in 2007 and opened its doors in March 2012.
Sheriff Bane offered that it was with mixed emotions that he accepted the retirement of two long-time friends and professional colleagues. "From a personal perspective this is a great loss for me and this agency", Bane said. "I wish them every success as they pursue what has been a dream of theirs for a number of years. I am grateful for the time I had their counsel and for the number of years I shared working with them in this agency. There is much I learned about leadership from both of them and for this I will be eternally grateful", he concluded.
In retirement Colonel Carlevaro says he has accepted a position as Professor of the Criminal Justice Program at Harford Community College where he has been a faculty member for many years. Major Stonesifer has accepted an offer with R.L.Oatman and Associates; a Towson based executive protection and risk assessment firm. Major Stonesifer has been with Oatman and Associates part-time for 18 years.