Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Baltimore County launches traffic stop data dashboard

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday released a new interactive data dashboard displaying detailed information about police traffic stops in Baltimore County. This new dashboard expands Olszewski’s unprecedented efforts to provide more information to the public and increase transparency and accountability. “Building a culture of transparency is critical for making our government more responsive and accountable to the people …


Business, Crime, Police/Fire, Politics

Baltimore County Equitable Policing Advisory Group issues interim report for public comment

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Equitable Policing Advisory Group, convened in late 2019 by County Executive Johnny Olszewski, on Tuesday released its draft interim report (PDF), which includes over 35 recommendations to improve equity, accountability, and transparency in policing in Baltimore County. The public will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the recommendations until Friday, January 8 and may submit …


Olszewski, Hyatt announce new Baltimore County Police Department reform initiatives

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore County Police Department Chief Melissa Hyatt on Friday announced a series of steps to improve accountability in the police department and promote more equitable policing. The steps are aimed at addressing systemic challenges and improving relationships between communities and the department. “The protests we’ve seen in Baltimore County and around the country …

Baltimore County Workgroup on Equitable Policing announces community listening sessions

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County’s Workgroup on Equitable Policing on Friday announced details for two upcoming community listening sessions seeking public comment around efforts to ensure equitable policing in Baltimore County. In November 2019, County Executive Johnny Olszewski issued an executive order announcing the formation of the Baltimore County Workgroup on Equitable Policing in order to examine current policies, practices, and training …

Olszewski announces workgroup to examine equitable policing

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday issued an executive order announcing the formation of the Baltimore County Workgroup on Equitable Policing, which will examine policing policies and practices and make recommendations for ensuring equitable policing in Baltimore County. The Baltimore County Police Department collects and reports data related to traffic stops annually to the Maryland Statistical Analysis Center …