Sergeant Buck started his distinguished career as a Correctional Officer with the Calvert County Detention Center on November 30, 1987. He was promoted to Corporal on September 3, 2007, and to Sergeant on September 13, 2010. Roger received the Detention Center’s Exemplary Performance Award in 2014 and was named Officer of the Year for 2013 for his work as an ambassador for the Agency, maintaining a constant high standard of professionalism, uniform appearance, and for his knowledge of the job. His demeanor and command presence were solid indications of his leadership qualities and his respect for the profession of Corrections.
Roger Buck qualified as an Instructor for Tear Gas and Protective Masks, and was certified as an Instructor and Internal Investigator through the Maryland Correctional Training Commission. He was also one of the initial members of the Emergency Response team (ERT), serving from 1990-1998. The ERT is a specially trained unit charged with responding swiftly to dangerous situations in the Detention Center. Sergeant Buck’s team has been recognized for exemplary performance three times in the past two years. During his career in Corrections, his contributions to the agency as a supervisor and instructor has led to the betterment of the agency.
Buck has served under five Sheriff’s: Adrian Joy, Lawrence Stinnett, Vonzell Ward, John Bartlett, and Mike Evans. He has also served under four administrators of the jail: Edward Kirby, Robert Lusby, Milton Crump and Major T D Reece.
On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the Calvert Board of County Commissioners presented Sergeant Roger Buck a proclamation as a tribute to his outstanding accomplishments during his career, which made a significant and lasting contribution to improve the life of all Calvert County citizens.
Congratulations, Sergeant Roger Buck, for a job well done!
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon