A Baltimore police major who heads the Northern District station participated in a domestic violence workshop sponsored by the White House this week.
Maj. Sabrina Tapp-Harper joined the lieutenant governor and others, including the mother of Yeardley Love, whose daughter from Cockeysville was killed by her boyfriend at the University of Virginia.
The meeting, opened by Vice President Joe Biden, came just before the Senate is to vote on a bill that contains funds for the Violence Against Women act. It would allocate money to local law enforcement agencies to combat domestic violence and to shelters for battered women and rape crisis centers.
Tapp-Harper joined other police officers, senior White House advisers and Attorney General Eric Holder in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House.
Police said that at the meeting, the administration announced a new plan to target domestic violence among federal workers, and to provide workers who may be victims with help.