The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) welcomes Emmitsburg native and U.S. Air Force military Veteran Todd Wivell (pictured right) as the new public information officer (PIO).

Wivell is a Catoctin High School graduate. After serving more than 23 years on active duty, he returned to Frederick County in 2017. He is responsible for coordinating all communications efforts for FCSO Sheriff Chuck Jenkins and the more than 430 deputies, correctional officers, and staff that support that office. As the organization’s public face, he will provide vital information to the more than 250,000 citizens and local media of Frederick County.

“We are excited to have Todd join our team and welcome him back to the local area,” said Jenkins. “His extensive military experience in public relations and his knowledge of Frederick County and the surrounding areas make him the right person for this position.”

Wivell started his military career in 1994 as a police officer and retired in 2017 as the chief of public affairs for the 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. He oversaw all information programs, media relations, public outreach, and distinguished visitor events for an organization of more than 7,000 personnel. His military work includes event coordination with the National Football League, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the Seattle Seahawks, the Carolina Panthers, and the World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Receiving numerous military decorations, Wivell earned two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, two Joint Service Commendation Medals, two Air Force Commendations Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, two Joint Service Achievement Medals, and five Air Force Achievement Medals. In 2014, he received a Department of Defense Thomas Jefferson Award. In 2013, the city of Tacoma, Washington, recognized him as their Military Citizen of the Year.

FCSO is a full-service law enforcement agency, an arm of the court, and a keeper of offenders. In this regard, it exists to serve the more than 250,000 citizens of Frederick County with respect, fairness, and compassion. FCSO is committed to the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, the preservation of peace and order, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, the safeguarding of constitutional guarantees, and the safekeeping of prisoners. The men, women, and officers of this office nurture public trust by holding themselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.

The FCSO is located at 110 Airport Drive East, Frederick, MD, 21701. Visit for more information.

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