Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. on Tuesday named Melissa Hyatt, a veteran of the Baltimore Police Department and head of security at Johns Hopkins University and Medicine, as his choice for county police chief.
Calling her “a smart and dynamic leader,” Olszewski said she was the right person to lead the department into the future. If confirmed by the County Council, Hyatt, 43, would become the county’s first female police chief.
“Ms. Hyatt will be a community-oriented, forward-thinking, innovative chief,” Olszewski said.
Hyatt was chosen from a pool of about 50 applicants and four finalists, officials said.
A Randallstown native and daughter of a...