WALDORF, Md. — Today we are saying farewell to a very special member of our family as he begins a new chapter in life. Deputy Director Robert Studds, #2130, is retiring after more than 33 years of dedicated service to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Director Studds began his career as a Correctional Officer in October of 1987 as a floor officer in Custody and Security. In 1989, he was appointed to the position of the 3-11 shift Main Control/Intake Officer. In 1995, he was promoted to the rank of Corporal and reassigned as the Assistant Supervisor of Team One, and in 1997 became Supervisor when he was promoted to Sergeant.

In 2000, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and remained on Team One as the Shift Commander. While a Lieutenant, Deputy Director Studds also served as the Assistant Commander of Custody and Security at the CCDC Annex and as the Commander of Standards.

In 2016, Studds was appointed to the rank of Captain and reassigned as Commander of Custody and Security at the CCDC Annex, and in 2018, he was appointed to the position of Deputy Director of Corrections, where he would serve the remainder of his career. In addition to those ranks and positions, he performed the collateral duty positions of the following: Emergency Response Team member, Emergency Response Team Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Adjunct Entrance Level Academy Instructor, and Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards auditor.

Deputy Director Studds says his greatest accomplishment “was the privilege in training and mentoring new staff, and then watch them succeed within their careers.”

His life outside of work is very busy with home projects his continued service as a Volunteer Firefighter in the county, a job he has done for approximately 20 years. In his spare time, he spends as much time as he can with his family and is looking forward to moving south to enjoy retirement and the salt life.

Bobby, congratulations on an outstanding career. You have undoubtedly made an impact on this Agency and this community, and we are going to miss you. You will always be part of the CCSO Family!