Baltimore Police Department

Baltimore mayor: new police chief, new beginning

Baltimore mayor: new police chief, new beginning

Since becoming Baltimore’s 50th mayor nearly two years ago, I have been clear about my commitment to reduce violence in our city and create a police force that reflects 21st century, constitutional and community-based policing. We have no more urgent task or responsibility. Without question, we have made measurable progress. The Department of Justice Consent Decree provides a clear roadmap for reforming our police department. Also without question, there are challenges that we must overcome to make ours the police department we need and know it can become. Our Violence Reduction Initiative and partnership with grassroots organizations through our “Call to Action” network are proving...

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