September 25, 2023
Annapolis, US 67 F

Schuh appoints Altomare, Graves and Kokolis to top public safety posts

Steve Schuh
Steve Schuh, Anne Arundel County Executive-Elect

Surrounded by public safety officials from across Anne Arundel County, County Executive-elect Steve Schuh today announced Allan Graves and Tim Altomare as his appointees to head the county fire and police departments.

Schuh also announced he will reappoint current Detention Department Superintendent Terry Kokolis to oversee county detention facilities.

“Tim, Allan, and Terry understand we work best when we all work together,” said Schuh. “With these three seasoned, experienced professionals overseeing the Fire, Police and Detention Departments, we will see a new era of partnership in public safety in the Schuh Administration.”

Tim Altomare is a 20 year veteran of law enforcement in Anne Arundel County. He is currently Commander of the Northern and Southern Districts for the department. In that role, Altomare initiated new mentoring programs to improve the effectiveness of the district leadership team. He also instituted an aggressive repeat offender program to remove recidivists and violent offenders from the district.

During his time in command of the Southern District, Altomare oversaw a 3 percent reduction in crime. During his time as commander of the Northern District, the area experienced double digit reductions, between 10 and 12 percent, in the number of street robberies.

Allan Graves is a 37 year veteran of the Fire Department. He most recently served as Operations Division Chief, the largest division in the department. In that role, Graves was responsible for staffing, resource management, planning, incident command, and all operations occurring within the division.

Prior to that, Graves served as Fire Rescue Operations Bureau Shift Commander. He began his career as a volunteer firefighter at the Oxon Hill Fire Department in Prince Georges County. Graves is a graduate of University of Maryand- University College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science.

Terry Kokolis is a 20 year veteran of the Anne Arundel County Detention Department and has been superintendent since 2009. In 2013, he was awarded the Carl Robinson Award from the Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association (MASCA). MASCA gives the award to a corrections professional who has demonstrated strong leadership and has made significant contributions to the field.

As superintendent, Kokolis oversees the county’s two detention facilities at Jennifer Road in Annapolis and Ordnance Road in Glen Burnie. Prior to his current position, Kokolis served as a facilities administrator for the department.

County Executive-elect Steve Schuh was elected Anne Arundel County Executive on Tuesday, November 4, and will be sworn into office on December 1.

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