Eileen Whalon Behr of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania was appointed to fill the position of Montgomery County Sheriff in May 2011. She is the first woman to hold the position of Sheriff for Montgomery County.
From 1976 to March 2011, Sheriff Behr was a member of the Whitemarsh Township Police Department, Montgomery County, PA. She started her career as a police dispatcher. Over the next 34 years, Sheriff Behr worked in various divisions and specialized areas, including the Traffic and Accident Unit, detectives, Juvenile Division, and serving as a negotiator for the tactical team. In 2003, she was appointed chief of the department. She was the first female to serve as a chief of police in Montgomery County. Sheriff Behr attended LaSalle University, Montgomery County Community College, and Mainline Paralegal Institute. She is certified under the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Training Program. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.