On Tuesday, Maryland announced its first appointments for a new labcorps appointment.
Municipal Secretary for Business Development and Economic Development, Mary Kay Henry, said the appointments were made in anticipation of the anticipated transition of the labcorptial workforce from the county to the city.
The appointments are part of a two-year plan that includes hiring additional labcorporates to help with the transition of county employees to the new city, she said.
Henry said the new hires will help fill positions that are not filled in the county and will include new positions for employees of Maryland State Police, the Maryland State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and other law enforcement agencies.
Henry’s announcement comes less than a week after the Maryland Department of Public Safety announced the hiring of a new chief of staff and deputy chief of service.
Maryland State Police Chief Jeff P. Davis said he was impressed with the department’s hiring of new lab corps members and commended the Maryland Public Safety Lab Corps for their commitment to service.
Davis said the Maryland lab corps has a long history of being a partner in providing services to our citizens.
Davis added that the Maryland state lab corps provides a critical and efficient support service to our state police officers, who are deployed to serve the public.
Marylands lab corps member, Darryl L. O’Malley, said he is excited about the new appointments and looks forward to working with the Maryland government to keep our community safe.
O’Malley said he hopes the Maryland community will continue to support the lab corps and its mission.
O-Malley said his new role as a Maryland labcorpse officer is the culmination of many years of service and experience in the field.
He added that his career has seen him serve in several roles and that he has developed a deep passion for the work.
Owens, the former commissioner of Maryland’s Department of Motor Vehicles, is the latest lab corps hire to join the ranks of state employees.
The department announced in September that Owens will become director of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Safety and Accident Investigation Unit, which is in charge of the investigation and prosecution of serious motor vehicle crashes.
Omer is currently the director of Maryland Department Services, which oversees the Office of the Attorney General and Office of Public Resources.
Omer has also served as deputy secretary of the Department of Transportation and as a member of the General Assembly for Maryland’s 14th District.
In a statement on Monday, Owens said that he is grateful for the opportunity to serve in such a critical role, which he said will be a tremendous honor.
The Maryland lab corp is the state’s only federally licensed lab corps.
It was established in the early 1900s as a program to address public health issues and provide laboratory support for state and local police departments.
The Maryland lab is now an integral part of the state police, state Department of Natural Resources, and Department of Homeland Security.
The state lab corp employs about 3,000 people.
The program was created in 2000 as part of an agreement between the state and the Federal Highway Administration to provide support to local police agencies.