Meet ‘SGT’ Aaron Penman


Aaron Can Make Harford a Better Place

Aaron is dedicated about serving his family, his country and his community. He has what it takes to make Harford a better place.

Aaron and HIS FAMILY

In these unprecedented times, we need to protect Harford County. I will help strengthen law and order, prosperity, self-reliance and teamwork within our community through integrity, hard work and determination. I hope to serve and to represent what is best about our community and assist those areas that need our attention and support. I will do all this while encouraging unity within our community, and standing up for our constitutional rights.

— Aaron Penman

About Aaron

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 22, 20, 19 and 12 are also active in sports and school work.


Harford County Sheriff’s Office

Supervisor, Harford County Sheriff’s Office (2001-Present)
Supervisor, Community Services Division (2017)
Supervisor, 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

Harford County Deputy Sheriff’s Union

President, 2016-Present
Representing over 300 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.

Harford County Planning Advisory Board

Board member tasked with reviewing capital project requests and providing recommendations related to the master plan, zoning maps, rules and regulations to the director of planning and zoning and County Council.

Harford County Detention Center

Correctional Officer, 1999-2001
Monitored and supervised daily activities, care and custody of inmates.
Managed departure and arrival of work-release inmates.

United States Marine Corps

Sergeant, 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 & Awards

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


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

Facts About Aaron

Aaron is the Supervisor in Charge of the Community Services Unit.
Aaron is currently 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.


Harford County Law Enforcement

Years of SERVICE

U.S. Marine Corps


Specialized Services


Dedicated Family Man

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