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Baltimore police, agencies join forces to target four violent 'transformation zones'

Baltimore police, agencies join forces to target four violent 'transformation zones'

Agency heads across Mayor Catherine Pugh's administration have joined forces to flood four small "transformation zones" in Baltimore with resources as part of a coordinated, citywide effort to reduce violent crime.

The zones — one each in East, West and Northwest Baltimore, and one in the Tri-District area where the Southern, Southwestern and Western police districts meet — all represent high-crime areas where homicides, nonfatal shootings, burglaries, car thefts, and reports of gunfire and armed people are common, said Police Commissioner Kevin Davis.

Their selection does not mean that other parts of the city will be neglected, Davis said, but the zones will receive...

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