1982 – Batts joins the Long Beach Police Department after graduation from California State's Long Beach campus.
1991 – At age 31, Batts becomes the youngest commander in agency history.
1992 – Riots following the beating of Rodney King affect Long Beach
1994 – Batts is selected to the Leadership Long Beach program and helps usher in Midnight Basketball program
1998 – With a dissertation covering police use of force, Batts earns a doctoral degree in public administration.
2002 – At age 42, Batts becomes the youngest-ever chief of the Long Beach Police Department
2007 – Batts briefly serves as city manager before returning to Long Beach police.
2009 – Oakland Police Department hires Batts as chief.
2011 – Batts becomes a finalist for top police spot in San Jose, but is not selected.
2011 – After resigning from the Oakland post, Batts joins Harvard as a researcher and lecturer
2012 – Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hires Batts as police commissioner.
Anthony W. Batts
Title: Baltimore Police Commissioner Designee
Born: Washington, D.C.
Raised: Los Angeles, Calif.
Family: Three children
Experience: Chief, Oakland Police Department; chief, Long Beach Police Department; conducted research at Harvard University
Academic resume: Doctorate, public administration, University of La Verne; master's degree, business, University of Redlands; bachelor's degree, law enforcement administration, California State University, Long Beach Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts