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 …

Olszewski creates advisory councils to advance equity, inclusion

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday issued an Executive Order creating a Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Community Advisory Council and Employee Advisory Council, both aimed at advancing equity and inclusion in Baltimore County and changing the culture of County government to consistently focus on equity in decision-making. The Executive Order also establishes a Policy Statement on Diversity, Inclusion …

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 …

Olszewski announces key personnel appointments

TOWSON, MD – County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday made several personnel announcements. Delegate Steve Lafferty will serve as Chief Sustainability Officer, Delegate Eric Bromwell will serve as Opioid Strategy Coordinator, and Troy Williams will serve as Chief Diversity Officer. All three positions were recommended by Olszewski’s transition team. Romaine Williams, who previously served as an Assistant County Attorney, has …