Sheriff Bryson Meyers

Sheriff Bryson Meyers was born in Oakland, Maryland. He graduated from Southern Garrett High School in 2002 and from Marshall University of Huntington, West Virginia in 2006 with a degree in Criminal Justice. He was hired by the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office in 2007 by then Sheriff Gary Berkebile.

Meyers -graduated in 2008 from the Western Maryland Police Academy in Hagerstown, Maryland. He is a nationally certified dual-purpose police k9 handler through NAPWDA (March 2011) and he spent his early years in public service working as a k9 handler and as a detective in the Garrett County Narcotics Task Force.
In 2010 he was recognized as the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office “Deputy of the Year” as a road patrol Deputy, and again in 2015 as a detective working in the Garett County Narcotics Task Force.  He was promoted in 2017 and assigned to oversee the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Registry and Community Service programs. Then, after serving in these roles, he became the Supervisor of the Garrett County School Resource Officer program where he taught drug awareness education to Garrett County middle schoolers.
In 2022 Meyers was promoted to the rank of Chief Deputy (Major) for the department and supervised daily operations for the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office.
A 16-year veteran of law enforcement, Meyers won the general election in 2022 to assume the position of Garrett County Sheriff. Sheriff Meyers is a member of the Oakland Elks Lodge #2481, Deer Park Sportsman Club and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 99. Sheriff Meyers and his wife, Jessica, reside in Oakland. He has two children Kalan and Silver Meyers.