Baltimore Police commissioner pick Michael Harrison will begin meeting with city residents next week, the mayor’s office said Monday.
Harrison, who retired as the New Orleans Police superintendent last month, will begin serving as Baltimore’s acting police commissioner next Monday. Mayor Catherine Pugh is expected to formally submit his nomination to the Executive Appointments Committee of the Baltimore City Council. The committee will hold a March 4 hearing.
Harrison recently visited Baltimore to search for a home, and he sat down with some residents and others stakeholders. During the visit, Harrison met with department commanders and City Council President Jack Young, as well as community organizers. Harrison also met with U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar, who is overseeing the police consent decree.
The upcoming public meetings with residents will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in each of the city’s nine police districts. Here’s the full schedule:
» Monday, Feb. 11 at Forest Park High School, 3701 Eldorado Ave., in the Northwest District.
» Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Dorothy Height Elementary School, 2011 Linden Ave., in the Central District
» Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School, 801 Bridgeview Road, in the Southern District
» Thursday, Feb. 14 at Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School, 2710 E Hoffman St., in the Eastern District
» Friday, Feb. 15 at Frederick Douglass High School, 2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway, in the Western District
» Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Wildwood Elementary/Middle School, 621 Wildwood Parkway, in the Southwest District
» Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Patterson Park Public Charter School, 27 N Lakewood Ave., in the Southeast District
» Thursday, Feb. 21 at Poly-Western High School, 1400 W Cold Spring Lane, in the Northern District
» Friday, Feb. 22 at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School, 3500 Hillen Road, in the Northeast District
Spanish interpreters will be present at the Feb. 11, 20, and 21 meetings.