Baltimore police appoint new director of police development and training academy


    A former Anne Arundel County Police Department chief deputy is set to take the reins as the director of Baltimore Police Department's police development and training academy. (Courtesy of Baltimore Police Department)

    BALTIMORE (WBFF) – A former Anne Arundel County Police Department chief deputy is set to take the reins as the director of Baltimore Police Department's police development and training academy.

    BPD has hired Pamela Davis as it works to implement changes following a scathing report by the U.S. Department of Justice after an investigation into its practices.

    Davis previously served as deputy chief of police in Anne Arundel County, where she led initiatives to equip officers with naxalone, used to reverse narcotics overdoses, and get officers to connect the mentally ill with clinicians to help them stabilize their lives.

    Before being promoted to deputy chief in 2012, Davis was the first female supervisor in the department’s Special Operations Division and also served as commander of the Anne Arundel County Police training academy, Criminal Investigation Division, Eastern and Southern districts and the Bureau of Administration.

    Davis holds a master’s degree in management form John Hopkins University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Senior Management Institute of Policing. She also teaches as an adjunct professor at Anne Arundel Community College.

    “I know Director Davis will hit the ground running and will be a leader in our DOJ reform efforts in Baltimore,” said Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis in a statement on Friday.

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