Chief Deputy

 Joshua McCauley

Joshua McCauley is a 16 year veteran of the Washington County Sheriff's Office.  He currently serves as a Lieutenant in the Patrol Division, managing a shift of patrol deputies.


During his time at the Sheriff's Office, Josh has had an opportunity to serve in many different capacities.  He has experience as a patrol deputy, a narcotics detection K9 handler, a member of a traffic and criminal interdiction unit, a detective, and a front-line supervisor.  


In addition to the above-mentioned duty assignments, Josh also serves as a senior member of the Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Unit and is the supervisor of the Sheriff's Office Crisis Intervention Response.  Josh also manages the agency's juvenile and adult diversion programs which are aimed at connecting offenders with meaningful services in an effort to reduce their involvement in the legal system.


Like Greg, Josh has also been honored with numerous awards and commendations during his time with the Sheriff's Office. Several of his more notable achievements include:

  • 2008 - Taser Life-Saving Award

  • 2009 - Sheriff's Commendation for saving a life through the use of less-lethal force

  • 2011 - Washington County Sheriff's Office Deputy of the Year

  • 2016 - Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions Instructor of the Year

  • 2018 - Washington County Sheriff's Office Supervisor of the year

Josh is a life-long resident of Washington County.  He holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Public Administration and he resides in Boonsboro with his wife of 17 years, Christina.  Josh and Christina have three children; Alex age 17, Abigail age 15, and Amelia age 8.  Josh lives and works in Washington County.  His three children attend Washington County Public Schools and because of this, Josh has a vested interest in the safety and security of this community.  He will work diligently as the Chief Deputy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office.