It doesn't take long to figure out what matters most to Aaron.

His family is at the core of everything he does. He and his wife Tracy reside in Forest Hill, Maryland. Both are long-time residents of Harford County and both are Deputies with the Harford County Sheriff's Office.  Aaron and Tracy love spending time together as a family, and with their two dogs.  Other interests are running, walking and biking.

The children, ages 18,16, 15 and 8 are also active in sports and school work. 

Did you know?

  • Aaron is the supervising Sergeant in Charge of the Community Services Unit.
  • Aaron is currently Vice President of the Harford County Sheriff Deputy's Union.
  • He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
  • Member of the Harford County Republican Club.
  • Life Saving Award Recipient.
  • Served as a Narcotics Detective with the Harford County Task Force, Combating the Heroin Epidemic.
  • Is an active member of the Fellowship Chapel Community Church in Jarrettsville.

Pictured: Aaron's family, waiting for him in Annapolis.

A Lifetime of Service.

Service to my community and family has always been important to me. Standing up to do the 'right thing' is how I have lived my life and why I have chosen to run as Delegate for Maryland's 7th District. We need leaders that care and are willing to work, to do the 'right thing.' If elected, I will continue to serve and to represent what is best about our community and assist those areas that need our attention and support.
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Aaron Penman

Employment 

Aaron is Sergeant of the Harford County Sheriff's OfficeSergeant, Harford County Sheriff's Office

2001-Present

  • Sergeant, Community Services Division (2017)
  • Sergeant, Criminal Patrol Division (2017)
  • Corporal, Special Investigations Division (2015-2017)
  • Corporal, Criminal Patrol Division (2014-2015)
  • Detective, Harford County Narcotics Task Force (2005-2015)
  • Canine Handler, Special Investigations Division (2008-2014)
  • Deputy, Gang Suppression Unit (2005)
  • Deputy, Criminal Patrol Division (2001-2005)
Specialized Units and Affiliations
  • Polygraph Examiner, 2016-Present
  • Drill Instructor, 2004-2017
  • Scuba Diver, 2004-2005

Vice President, Harford County Deputy Sheriff's Union

2016-Present

  • Represent Harford County Sheriff's Deputies to address benefits and working conditions.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for obtaining collective bargaining with the State of Maryland.

Correctional Officer, Harford County Detention Center

1999-2001

  • Monitored and supervised daily activities, care and custody of inmates.
  • Managed departure and arrival of work-release inmates.

Aaron served in the United States Marine CorpsSergeant, United States Marine Corps

1995-1999

  • Served as infantry in 1st Battalion 8th Marines, squad leader supervising three machine gun teams.
  • Participated in Operation Silver Wake that evacuated over eight hundred American Citizens from Albania.

Education and Specialized Training

  • B.S. Public Safety Administration, Neumann University, PA. Graduated Alpha Sigma Lambda.
  • Polygraph Certification, Maryland Institute for Criminal Justice
  • Undercover Narcotics Investigations, Northeast Counterdrug Training Center, Top Gun School.
  • Incident Response to Terrorist Bombing, Socurro, New Mexico
  • Instructor Certification, Maryland Police Training Commission
  • Canine Handler Certification, New Castle County Police Department

Awards

  • Life-Saving Award
  • Merit Award
  • Letter of Commendation
  • Task Force HIDTA Award
  • (3) Task Force Unit Citation
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • NATO Medal