A spokesman with the Baltimore Police Department will be leaving his post in the next few weeks, the department announced in a news release.
Commissioner Michael Harrison wrote that Matt Jablow, who is the department’s liaison to the media as its chief of public information, has resigned. He wrote that Jablow’s last day “will be in the next couple of weeks.”
Jablow was the department’s chief spokesman from 2003 to 2007 before leaving for a job on the television show “America’s Most Wanted” and, later, to start a video production company, Frodo Productions. Yes, named after a Hobbit.
He stayed on through the term of interim commissioner Gary Tuggle after De Sousa stepped down amid federal tax fraud charges, and through Harrison’s first year after he joined the department from New Orleans.
Speaking with The Baltimore Sun on Wednesday night, Jablow said he wants to return to video production, saying he has a couple of ideas for documentaries he wants to work on.
Jablow produced what he called “Webumentaries” through his previous video production company, including the story of two conjoined twins who were separated but left one of the two paralyzed.
“Storytelling is my first passion, my first love and I want to get back to doing more of that,” Jablow said.
He said he’s interested in telling the stories of Baltimore police officers and other departments, saying he saw officers “showing humanity and courage” on a regular basis.
“I am inspired by how well they performed their jobs every single day under the circumstances,” he said.