Louis Nichols, Investigations, Security and LiveScan Fingerprinting, Director
Louis Nichols graduated from Cambridge South Dorchester High School in 1986. Mr. Nichols received his Associates in Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Wor-Wic Community College in 1992. Mr. Nichols also studied Behavioral Science at Wilmington University.
Mr. Nichols served in the US Army from 1986 to 1989 and was stationed in Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Hanau, West Germany. Mr. Nichols was honorably discharged in 1989. After serving in the US Army, Mr. Nichols has dedicated 20 years to Law Enforcement. During these 20 years, Mr. Nichols has been involved in Basic Patrol Functions and Investigations, Community Policing, Bike Patrol, First Line Supervisor, Command Staff/First Line Administrator duties to include policy and departmental standards, personnel management, training coordinator, recruitment, officer certification compliance and liaison to the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission.
Mr. Nichols has also been a member of the State of Maryland Programs with the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (G.O.C.C.P.) to include; Hot Spots Initiative, Collaborative Supervision and Focused Enforcement (C.S.A.F.E.), Violence Prevention Initiative (V.P.I) and Safe Streets Initiative. In addition, Mr. Nichols is a member of numerous committees; including, Partnership for Drug Free Dorchester (PDFD), Communities Mobilized for Change in Alcohol (CMCA), Cold Weather Shelter/Homeless Board, Minority Achievement Taskforce, Dorchester County Drug Court, Dorchester Criminal Justice and Treatment Network, Partnership with Mid-Shore Mental Health, Mobile Crisis, Crisis Intervention, Emergency Management and Disaster Readiness and Response.
Mr. Nichols is a recipient of the Governor’s Certificate of Merit, Senate of Maryland Citation of Excellence, The Maryland General Assembly Citation, Mid-Shore Mental Health Systems Caliber Award and the American Legion Department of Maryland Certificate. In addition, Mr. Nichols has earned numerous departmental citations and awards as well as multiple letters of recognition and appreciation for service from citizens and government officials.
Over the years, Mr. Nichols has always strived to be an active and contributing member to the communities in which he resided. Mr. Nichols volunteered with the Dorchester County Parks and Recreation Pop Warner Football coaching staff; he assisted the coaches and youth in winning Region and Division Championships. In addition, Mr. Nichols has spent numerous years mentoring the youth of Cambridge in conflict resolution, realizing potential and overcoming obstacles.