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Baker nominates interim chiefs to lead P.G. police, fire
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III on Friday nominated the interim chiefs of the police and fire departments to lead the agencies on a permanent basis.
Mr. Baker nominated Marc Bashoor chief of the fire department and Mark Magaw the chief of police. Both men have long histories in their departments and grew up in Prince George’s County. Mr. Baker appointed the men acting chiefs after taking office in December.
Mr. Bashoor is a 23-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department. He retired from the department in 2004 as the deputy chief of operations and most recently worked as the director of homeland security for Mineral County, W.Va. before returning to Prince George’s.
Mr. Magaw is a 27-year veteran of the county police department. Before being appointed acting chief, he served as the deputy chief of the police department’s Bureau of Strategic Management, head of the Special Crimes Section and the Narcotic Enforcement Division.
In addition to nominating leaders for his top public safety posts, Mr. Baker also nominated the interim directors of five other county agencies for permanent positions. Other nominations are: Eric Brown as director of the Department of Housing and Community Development, Gail Francis as director of the Office of Finance, Thomas Himler as director of the Office of Management and Budget, Monica Johnson as director of the Office of Central Services, and Samuel Wynkoop Jr. as director of the Department of Environmental Resources.
Mr. Baker’s selections are subject to confirmation by the County Council, which must hold public hearings on the nominees and move to confirm of reject the nominations with 45 days.
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