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New pretrial detention commissioner in Md.

From the Associated Press: The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has named Wendell “Pete” France the commissioner of the Division of Pretrial Detention and Services.

France is currently assistant commissioner in the central region of the Division of Corrections.

He will assume his duties on Jan. 13, taking over for Acting Commissioner Randy Watson, who will go back to his position as assistant commissioner of the DOC.

France is a 10-year veteran of the division. Before that, he worked for 27 years in the Baltimore police department.

DPDS consists of the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center and the Baltimore City Detention Center.

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 21, 2009; 5:36 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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