Frank P. Tona is currently a Sergeant with the Charles County, Maryland Sheriff’s Office where he’s worked since 2002. He is currently assigned to his department’s Patrol Division and has collateral duties as a Hostage Negotiator and Crime Scene Processor. He began his career in the Patrol Division and was later transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division. While assigned as a Criminal Investigator, he worked cases in the Financial Crimes Unit, Special Victims Unit, Robbery Unit and the Major Crimes Unit. In late 2011, he was promoted to the rank of Corporal, and in early 2012, he was transferred back to the Patrol Division. In 2015, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Frank has an undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Brockport in Criminal Justice and a graduate degree in Public Administration from Norwich University. He is presently a Board Member with the Mid-Atlantic Cold Case Homicide Investigator’s Association, and served as Vice President of his department’s labor union, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #24 from 2007 to 2013. He has professional affiliations with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the International Association of Identification, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Frank is adjunct faculty member at Norwich University, University of Maryland-University College, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He’s been affiliated with the National Policing Institute since 2013.