DPP Field Office Spotlight: Aberdeen
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DPP Field Office Spotlight: Aberdeen

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TOWSON, MD — It may not be recorded in Cooperstown, but chances are pretty good that Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. hit his first home run a long fly ball away from today’s Aberdeen Parole and Probation Field Office. Afterward, his mom and dad may well have celebrated by taking him to breakfast at the Ideal Diner on Route 40.

Home to the most famous baseball family in Baltimore Orioles history, as well as the Army’s oldest proving ground for material testing, Aberdeen was originally called Hall’s Cross Roads until it was renamed after the city of Aberdeen, in Scotland.

Today, the town has about 15,000 residents, plus nearly 3,000 more who live on-base at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The town is on the Amtrak Northeast Corridor mainline and U.S. 40. The Ripken legacy is evident in the beautiful minor league ballpark visible just to the west of I-95 at Route 22.

Our Aberdeen Parole and Probation Field Office is home away from home for 17 employees: 12 agents, three Drinking Driver monitors, a field supervisor, and an office secretary. The office mainly supervises folks who live and work along the Route 40 corridor between Havre de Grace and Edgewood.

Bookended by a pizza restaurant and an ice cream parlor, the Aberdeen Field Office is in a recently renovated building on Bel Air Avenue, the town’s main drag.

“There’s always someone willing to step up and help the office function extremely well, no matter what the task,” says Field Supervisor II George Nikas, who also praises his Bel Air office, which we’ll hear more about soon in another DPP Field Office Profile.

Public Safety salutes the outstanding people in the Aberdeen Parole and Probation Field Office.