Dave Grogan is an avid Civil, Human, and children’s Rights advocate. He is a graduate of Oxon Hill High School and Bowie State University (BSU) where he was a stellar student-athlete as a football player. Immediately following his high school graduation Dave traveled to Paris Island to join the United States Marine Corps where he served 6 years as an active reservist. He is a very proud United States Marine Veteran.
While in college Dave majored in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice. He began a Federal Law Enforcement career while serving as a BSU Cooperative Education student (Coop). Dave also served as a “Stay-in-School Student” with the United States Secret Service. Dave began recruiting students for both Federal Law Enforcement agencies as a student and continues 30+ years later. He currently also informally recruits Corporate Security professionals.
During his Law Enforcement career, Dave was one the managerial facilitators of the elite Federal Witness Protection Program which also encompassed Presidential, Executive, & Dignitary Protection. He has successfully vetted hundreds of mafias and their family members. David was also the supervisor of the exclusive Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force during the latter years of his law enforcement career. Dave has managed local, state and federal law enforcement agents and officers.
After 25 years of distinguished services, Dave retired June/2013 from the Department of Justice United States Marshal Service as a Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal. Post-retirement Dave immediately began a 2nd career in Corporate Security which he is well established as a Corporate Security Professional managing numerous nearly 100-million-dollar Armed Protective Service Officer Federal government contracts. Dave also has an extensive background in mental health where he served as the Vice President for Government Relations for Interdynamics Inc. which is a behavioral health firm in Prince George’s County.
Dave is a die-heart Civil & Human Rights advocate. Most notably the named Plaintiff in a $300,000,000 Race Discrimination Class Action lawsuit against the Department of Justice United States Marshal Service http://www.nbcnews.com/id/27200752/ns/us_news-life/t/black-y-accuse-us-marshals-bias/ Dave is an outspoken Law Enforcement or Public Safety, expert!
He is a very strong advocate and a community leader who happens to also be a Professional Health, Wellness, Fitness professional, and Nutrition consultant. He was appointed and recently served 2-terms on the City of Bowie Education Committee. Dave is currently an active member of 100 Southern Christian Leadership Conference, League of Women Voters Prince George’s County Chapter, Moms, NAACP Prince Georges Chapter, Moms Demand Action against gun violence, and a core member of the Caucus of African American Leaders.
Dave always makes himself available for speaking engagements.
Prince Georgians, I officially Endorse David Grogan to be our next Sheriff.. He ran a very strong campaign (4) years ago against (3) term incumbent, Sheriff Melvin High. He lost, because of the strong support Sheriff High received from The Political Machine in our County. Prince Georgians, we can do better than this. It's time for a change on the way we elect Candidates.. It is time for voters to began selecting and electing our choice for all elected officials to represent us.. We can no longer sit on the sideline and allow big corporations , special interest groups and political machines to pick candidates to represent us. In my opinion , David Grogan is the most qualified candidate to be our next Sheriff. Someone who is known throughout this County. Someone who grew up in Oxon Hill, lives in Bowie and have work tireless for past and current Politicians. Someone who graduated from Bowie State University with honors. Someone who had a successful career with the U.S. Marshall Service in the Justice Department. Someone who is a U.S, Marine Corps Veteran. Someone who is compassionate and have always supported senior citizens and work with our youth in schools as a mentor.. David Grogan is ready day one to take on the Sheriff Office and, unlike others, do not need on the job training.. David will not be indebted to no one except the voters who vote him into office. So, Prince Georgians, let's go to the polls in June 2022 and vote David Grogan to be our next Sheriff in Prince George's County...........Mayor David Chapman , Community / PoliticalMAYOR DAVE CHAPMAN: Community / Political Activist , Lake Arbor
I don’t write to you that often however I feel strongly that my endorsement is important at this time in our history with COVID 19 and the uptick in violent crime in the DMV, which brings me to my recommendation of Mr. David J Grogan for consideration for the Prince George’s County Sheriff. Mr. Grogan has served as a Deputy United States Marshal in the District of Columbia, has served in the United States Marine Corps honorably and has extensive knowledge in Police and Community relations. His knowledge of Criminal justice and Community safety is outstanding. He has great managerial skills that would make him a great leader representing the State of Maryland in a Public Safety capacity. Mr. Grogan’s character is above reproach. He has been an outstanding citizen in Prince George’s County who recently ran unsuccessfully for Sheriff but was well liked by the citizens and criminal justice community. Mr. Grogan is a supporter of your leadership and is well known as a great Fatherhood advocate with the 100 Fathers Inc. as well. Recommendation: As one of the founding member of the Prince George’s County Commission for Fathers, Men and Boys and the 2019 Diamond Award Recipient in Prince Georges County as well as a 2020 Hall of Fame Awardee for the DC Hall of Fame, I respectfully offer my endorsement and full support for David Grogan as Prince George’s County Sheriff.Commissioner Franklyn M. Malone: The 100 Fathers Inc., 100 Fathers Inc.
Colleagues and Friends It is without hesitation that I write this endorsement letter of recommendation on behalf of Mr. David Grogan to be considered for the position of Prince George’s County Sheriff. I have known Mr. Grogan for almost a decade and in our tenure of friendship, I can speak to his level faithfulness and commitment. However, it is through this previous work with the Department of Justice, U. S. Marshal and the Secret Service that I consider him to be the ideal candidate. His experience and discipline will bring a level of integrity that will eventually spill over into the men and women that will serve under his leadership while they protect and serve the citizens of Maryland. Again, I write this letter with high recommendations for Mr. David Grogan to be considered for the position of Prince George’s County Sheriff! If you need to contact me, please feel free via email and/or phone.Reverend Dr. S. Isaiah Harvin: Brookins Faith Temple, Brookins Faith Temple
Neighbors, I am very proud to support and endorse David Grogan for the role of Prince George’s County Sheriff. I have known David for over twenty-five years now and continue to find him one of the more remarkable people I've ever met. I first met David when I graduated from the University of Maryland in 1991 and was attempting to become a United States Marshal. David, who was a Marshal at the time, took me under his wing and mentored me in becoming a potential Marshal, introducing me to the United States Marshal for the District of Columbia and his fellow co-workers at the time. I will never forget the amount of respect and admiration his co-workers and supervisors exhibited towards David. Despite David's most generous efforts at helping me to become a Marshal, I eventually accepted a position of police officer with the Prince George's County Police Department. Because of David's mentoring and encouragement, I was able to serve a very honorable and rewarding twenty-year career as a police officer and investigator with Prince George's County Police Department, retiring in 2013. I'm currently a contract background investigator with the Prince George's County Police Department and continue to consider David a friend and mentor. David possess all the qualities one would look for in a Chief. He served his country honorably through the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as, the U.S. Marshals Service. David is smart, kind, intelligent, passionate, patient, and has a heart to serve the community. I so believe in his leadership abilities that I have actively campaigned with him in his quest to become the Sheriff of Prince George's County over the last few years. I doubt if you'll find anyone with the combination of moral character, military and law enforcement experience, dedication, commitment, and natural leadership abilities of David Grogan. He is a diamond in the rough and more suited for the position of Chief of Police than anyone I can think of in all of my law enforcement career. David is someone who relates to all people and will make any county, municipality or community proud to say he's theirs!Det. John Vessels (Ret.): Prince George's County Police Department
Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. If you live in Prince George's County, I urge you to support David Grogan for sheriff. The campaign has begun in the State of Maryland for a variety of elected offices and the fired-up informed and committed members of the Caucus of African-American Leaders are intending to play a pivotal role in the midterm elections. People are running for Congress, governor, attorney general, comptroller, seats in the Maryland General Assembly, and scores of local offices ranging from the county council, judges, school board, clerk of the court, register of wills, and sheriff. We intend to educate voters on the records of people who are running. If you live in Prince George's County, please support David Grogan for sheriff. Mr. Grogan is a retired United States marshall and is a graduate of Bowie State University. He has his pulse on the Prince George's County community and knows law enforcement. In a word, he is competent, effective, and a change agent. He is supported by a number of people around the state of Maryland including Lewis Bracy(Keywestlew Simlap), Apostle Antonio Palmer, Robert Johnson, Priscilla Lipscomb Monroe, Paul William Dyer, Josh Hatch, Darius Mrpeacenlove Stanton , Elder Charles E James Sr. , Dee Goodwyn , Marylin Pierre , Claudia DeGrate , Laurie Brittingham, Jay Jones , Jacqueline Allsup to name just a few. The Primary is in June and already he is knocking on doors, elevating the discussion on serving and protecting communities in Prince George's County. Following this year's election, there will be a new progressive sheriff in Prince George's County and the state of Maryland will celebrate with the voters of Prince George'sCounty. Stay tuned.Carl Snowden: Convener, Caucus of African American Leaders, AACAAL.org
Neighbors, My name is Frank Hall, and I am writing you in regard to my full support and endorsement of retired Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal David Grogan. Although I’m employed in the District of Columbia, I’m a lifelong Prince George’s County Maryland resident. I have known Mr. Grogan for over 30 years. I have witnessed him pursue a college degree, become an outstanding U.S. Marine and U.S. Marshal, play football with the heart of a lion and most importantly be a dedicated father and friend. Years ago, he spoke to my students at a career day event. I was absolutely beaming with pride as he evoked thought provoking questions from the students and staff! He definitely reminded me of my youth when I experienced positive law enforcement interaction in a school setting…. the Officer Friendly Program. He was and is the epitome of what a law enforcement officer should be, fair, courageous, approachable and noble, a modern-day Andy Griffin. I am more than certain that he will be an outstanding Prince George’s County Sheriff.F. Hall, M. Ed Dean of Students: The William E. Doar Jr. Public Charter for Performing Arts
Neighbors, I am extending a letter of recommendation, support and endorsement on behalf of Mr. David Grogan to be our next Prince George’s County Sheriff. I have known David Grogan for over five years as a community leader, youth advocate, corporate professional and law enforcement professional. David has an exceptional work ethic. He is transparent and able to work effectively with people at all levels and backgrounds. David has shown his commitment to improving the lives of others by participating in mentoring programs and educating others about public safety. I am impressed by his willingness to ensure our youth, in particular, has a positive image and respect for law enforcement. Furthermore, he has a profound understanding and command of the issues that plague our communities today. I have worked with David in a professional setting and seen his leadership ability up close. I also know him as a good friend. He is not afraid to address challenging or difficult issues. In the time that I have known him, he has shown to be decisive, organized and clear in his goals. David is highly respected professionally and personally. He is an excellent communicator privately and publicly. He strikes a great balance of being patient yet proactive on matters that are critical to others. I have been a corporate manager for 15 years, and in my view, David can handle a multifaceted and complex organization. I am confident and pleased to recommend David Grogan for such an important position and one that is critical to the well-being of our communities. He is qualified with many years of law enforcement and leadership experience. I believe selecting David Grogan for the Prince George’s County Sheriff will be a significant benefit to our County. I am sure he will meet the needs of Prince George’s County. It will be a vote of confidence for those who will consider him for the position.Kay D. Chapman: Lake Arbor, Prince George’s County Resident
Neighbors, I am writing to express my since endorsement for David Grogan for the Prince George’s County Sheriff. I have known David Grogan for about 6 years and have nothing but positive things to say. David Grogan was my former Captain at the Administrative Office of the Courts building and under his leadership he was fair, professional, and courteous. I’ve learned a lot from him in a supervisor capacity and consider him to be a mentor. There is no doubt in my mind that David Grogan will be an excellent addition to the County Public Safety executive team.Kalisha M. Thomas (Montgomery Co. Garages): BTI Security Lieutenant
Neighbors, It is with great pride that I endorse David J. Grogan as our candidate for Prince George’s County Sheriff. David is a Veteran who has served his country and continues to serve his country as a public servant and as a social change agent for the good of the public interest. Dave exhibits strong responsibility and a willingness to become involved in high stress situations. His ability to analyze a situation allows him to make good decisions at all times. I had the privilege of working on a political team with Dave and on a panel to enhance the social environment for Fathers Rights. Dave is a respected member of his community and a member of many active programs that represent people not processes. As a graduate of Bowie University, Veteran, retired Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal he displays a strong ability to improve community safety, improve community outreach and improving communication to allow improvement in career development in the police department. Dave’s experience exhibits professional standards, transparency and integrity. Listen more than you speak. Be truthful and make wise decisions!Renee Y. Kenan, MHS: Upper Marlboro Resident
Colleagues, I am writing this letter of support and endorsement for David J. Grogan as our candidate for Prince George’s County Sheriff. He is a very capable and dependable person who is always willing to go above and beyond to help others. I have known Mr. Grogan for over twenty years. We attended the same undergraduate university. I have always known him to be an efficient and proficient individual. Mr. Grogan is an outstanding person in all aspects. I consider him to be an extraordinary person who always displays a significant amount of effort to assist anyone in need. Mr. Grogan will be a great leader and motivator in the position County Sheriff.Londa James: Professional School Counselor, Northview Elementary School
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