South Baltimore Resident Sam Cogen Slated as Baltimore’s Next Sheriff

| August 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

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Sam Cogen, the current president of South Baltimore Neighborhood Association and former Assistant Sheriff for Baltimore City, will be the next Sheriff of Baltimore City after a narrow victory over 33-year incumbent John W. Anderson in the Democratic Primary. No Republicans or Independents are running for Sheriff.

Cogen received 39,500 votes (51.81%) and Sheriff Anderson received 36,733 votes (48.19%).

Cogen is a board member of Federal Hill Main Street and South Baltimore Gateway Partnership.

You can listen to’s podcast with Cogen here.

Cogen posted the following to his Facebook page:

We did it – Thank you, for electing me to be your next Sheriff!

I started my journey as a candidate in the same manner that I began my 25-year law enforcement career: with a strong desire to serve the people of Baltimore City by keeping them safe.

Thank you to everyone that supported and believed in our vision – to modernize and transform the Sheriff’s Office, which will now become an integral part of our City’s public safety solution. We remain committed to transparency and accountability, the foundation upon which public trust is built.

I want to thank Sheriff John Anderson for his decades of service to the City of Baltimore. I am looking forward to working with him during the upcoming transition, and I wish him well in the future.

Our next step is to form a transition team focused on reorganization and modernization, which will enable us to implement best practices from the moment we take office. We plan to meet with key Federal, State, and City leadership and work collaboratively with stakeholders to implement our vision.

I am honored to be your new Sheriff. When we assume office, we will work hard everyday to make our City safer and reduce harm. We will carry out this important mission in a constitutional manner that recognizes the value and importance of each and every person we have been entrusted to serve.

Most sincerely,
Sam Cogen, Baltimore City Sheriff-Elect

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