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Known to many as "the Community Guy," Anthony Ayers, Sr. '84 has made his career in service to his community and country. Anthony served in the United States Navy, and upon returning home he took up a career in law enforcement, which he maintained for 27 years. He was the Chief of Police for the Town of Capital Heights, and has received numerous awards and recognition for his commitment to building the relationship between communities and law enforcement officers.
Under Anthony's term as Chief, the crime rate went down in his community. He has been recognized as one of the nation's top law enforcement officers. Anthony formed the Joint Agency Group (JAG), comprised of federal, state and county agencies who addressed community concerns regarding issues such as problem housing and commercial establishments. He also developed several programs and initiatives, such as the Unity in the Community event; a parade and festival which promotes togetherness between law enforcement and other organizations from Prince George's County, the District of Columbia, and other local agencies.
Anthony is currently running for Sheriff for Prince George's County. Anthony said that Bishop McNamara High School has continued to influence Anthony since his graduation.
"McNamara taught me how to overcome my fears and to have self-worth," he said. "It showed me how to give back and the importance of serving others."
Thank you for your hard work and commitment to making Prince George's County safer, Anthony!