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Chief George Paugh discusses the importance of offering good technology and equipment for officers, and strengthening bonds with the community
David Hayes, who served with the Prince George’s County Police Department for 20 years, is now a small-town police chief – a stark contrast compared to his previous years in LE
Baltimore city leaders sued ghost gun kit manufacturer Polymer80 after seeing a rise of the untraceable weapons on city streets and in the hands of minors
As Baltimore officers entered a stairwell with a ballistic shield, the suspect threw a knife at the officers, hitting the shield
“Injuries during transport have become extremely rare, and BPD now has in place the equipment, training, policies and practices to maintain this safety record,” the DOJ stated
“Having a legal drug become a barrier to increasing law enforcement seems like it’s a bad policy,” a county official stated
“There’s much more work to be done,” Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley said. “I think we’ve shown over the last couple years that we can both reduce crime and reform a police department at the same time”
“People should get used to hearing good news about BPD, and not just bad news,” an oversight director stated
“It seems that every time I come in, in the morning, I look at a briefing report and we had something at night where we’re trying to track an individual, and the [night vision goggles] are just vital to what we’re doing,” Sheriff Jim DeWees said
The 2022 shooting left both officers wounded; one has not returned to police work