Police shake-up cuts two top jobs

April 15, 1992|By Roger Twigg | Roger Twigg,Staff Writer

Police Commissioner Edward V. Woods says that a continuing reorganization of Baltimore's Police Department will eliminate a division and two top-level positions.

Together with recent shifts that eliminated another top-level job, the new changes will save about $150,000 in salaries, officials said yesterday.

Part of a five-year plan, the moves are in keeping with the de

partment's community-oriented policing program intended to "scale down the bureaucracy," Commissioner Woods said.

Being eliminated is the Inspectional Services Division. Maj. Elbert F. Shirey, who heads it, will be transferred to the Northeastern District to replace Maj. John C. Lewandowski, said Sam Ringgold, a police spokesman.

Col. Leon N. Tomlin, who will be replaced by Major Lewandowski as head of the Property Division, will move to the Special Operations Division. Col. Joseph P. Newman, that division's current chief, plans to retire at the end of the month to take a position with the state Juvenile Services Administration.

Eugene Tanzymore was recently promoted to deputy police commissioner in charge of the Patrol Division. He formerly held the rank of colonel while serving as chief of patrol, a job that has been eliminated.

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