City police commissioner promotes five officers to new responsibilities

December 09, 1997|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF

Baltimore's police commissioner promoted five officers yesterday, naming one to command a district station house and another to direct half of the department's patrol officers.

James L. Hawkins, who was a lieutenant and a shift commander in the homicide unit, has been named a major starting today and will be in charge of the Eastern District, which has 220 officers in the most dangerous city neighborhoods. Hawkins replaces Maj. Wendell E. France, who recently retired.

Bert L. Shirey, who headed the tactical section and before that commanded the Northeastern District as a major, is being promoted to colonel to take over the Field Operation Bureau Area II.

Shirey will oversee the Central, Southwest, Southeast and Southern police districts. He replaces Col. Steven R. Crumrine, who retired recently to become chief of security for the Columbia-based Rouse Co.

Victor Gregory, who was the head of the Education and Training Division and acting director of the Human Resources Bureau, responsible for hiring officers, is being promoted from major to colonel and will head human resources full time.

Allen S. Kogut, who was an aide to Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier, has been promoted from lieutenant to major and is in charge of the Education and Training Division.

John J. McEntee, who was a lieutenant in the tactical division, is being promoted to major and will head that office.

Pub Date: 12/09/97

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