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Posted on: February 17, 2023

Queen Anne’s County Announces Phillip English as Assistant Chief of Communications



Queen Anne’s County Announces Phillip English as Assistant Chief of Communications


Queen Anne’s County announces Phillip English as the Assistant Chief of Communications at the Department of Emergency Services (DES). He has worked for Queen Anne’s County since 1996.


Phillip started his career in public service with our Department of Public Works before moving to the Office of the Sheriff in 2001. Throughout his law enforcement career, he worked up the ranks before finally retiring in 2022 as First Sergeant in charge of Administrative Services. Over his career Phillip held a wide array of positions that will benefit his new leadership role with DES. Some of the positions he held were patrol supervisor, court security supervisor, SWAT team leader and agency sniper. One of the reasons he stood out as an excellent candidate was his recent work to implement the new Computer Aided Dispatch System (CAD) and Report Management System (RMS) at the Office of the Sheriff in conjunction with the DES Communications Division. These new systems went live in 2022.


“I am extremely excited to be a member of the DES team and look forward to continuing my relationship with the first responders here and in our surrounding counties. Given my background, I will be an excellent resource to our law enforcement community and look forward to strengthening my relationship with the Fire and Emergency Medical Service. My leadership style is to lead by example, and I take pride in being a leader, not a boss. I have high expectations of my team and look forward to bringing my skills and experience to improve our daily operations.” said Assistant Chief English


“First Sergeant English (retired) had a very dedicated and committed career to the citizens of Queen Anne’s County in law-enforcement. During his tenure, he was assigned many different divisions, and tasks within our organization. It’s nice to see him, expand the partnership with the Department of Emergency Services and bring his knowledge as a law-enforcement officer and his skills to enhance the communication services that are provided to our community. “said Sheriff Gary Hofmann


“The Department of Emergency Services welcomes Phillip English as the new Assistant Chief of Communications. Not only will his skill and experience enhance our already exceptional communications division but will also enhance the close working relationship we have with our law enforcement partners.” said Scott Haas, Director of Emergency Services


Phillip is a native to Centreville and enjoys all things outdoor including hunting and fishing. Family is very important to Phillip; he resides in the area with his wife and three daughters.


Join us with a warm welcome for Phillip in his new role as Assistant Chief of Communications.

To learn more about the Department of Emergency Services and all their divisions, visit and follow them on social media @QACDES.


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