Criminal Investigations head tops list of police promotions; Price elevated to major in Balto. Co. department


A new major heads a list of promotions and transfers announced last week by Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan.

Capt. Rustin E. Price, 47, will be promoted to major and take over command of the Criminal Investigations Division, filling a vacancy created when Maj. Alan Webster retired to become police chief in Salisbury.

Price, who has been with the department 29 years, has been acting commander of the division since Webster's departure last month.

Capt. Randall B. Russin, 51, will replace Price as commander of the Crimes Against Persons section. Russin, who joined the department in 1971, was most recently commander of the vice narcotics section of the Criminal Investigation Division.

Russin's slot will be filled by Capt. Robin F. Dewberry, 45. Dewberry, who had commanded Internal Affairs, has been with the department since 1973.

Assuming command of Internal Affairs will be Capt. James Johnson, 41, who is presently the head of Precinct 11-Essex. Johnson has been with the department since 1979.

The Essex precinct will be headed by Lt. Joseph E. Burris, 39, a supervisor in the Forensics Section.

Burris, who joined the department in 1984, will be promoted to captain.

Capt. John T. Gaither, 50, will leave the top job in Precinct 7-Cockeysville to head the Employment Section. Gaither, who has been with the department for 26 years, will be replaced by Capt. Evan M. Cohen, 40, who currently heads the Employment Section. Cohen has been with the department since 1982.

The changes will take effect Sept. 23.

Pub Date: 9/13/99

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