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Towson's top police officer to be promoted; replacement to be named later this week

Capt. Jay Landsman Jr., who has commanded the Baltimore County Police Department's Towson Precinct since April 2014 is being promoted to major. Police will name Landsman's replacement Friday.
Capt. Jay Landsman Jr., who has commanded the Baltimore County Police Department's Towson Precinct since April 2014 is being promoted to major. Police will name Landsman's replacement Friday. (Towson Times file)

The officer who has led the Baltimore County Police Department's Towson Precinct will be promoted to major this week and the precinct will get a new commander.

Capt. Jay Landsman Jr., who has led Precinct 6 since April 2014 will be promoted to major at a ceremony Friday morning, according to Baltimore County Police Department spokeswoman Julia Hardgrove.

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Officials have named Lt. Brandon Rogers as the acting commander of Precinct 6.

Landsman's new assignment will be with the Administrative and Technical Services Bureau, Technical Services Division at the Baltimore County Police headquarters building.

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Police will announce Landsman's permanent replacement Friday, Hardgrove said.

A ceremony for family and close friends of Landsman, his replacement, and other officers who are scheduled to receive promotions will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Vista Room of the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence Sheridan, and other local government representatives will be in attendance to congratulate the officers on their new assignments, according to a police news release.



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