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September 13, 1994
Annapolis police dedicated a memorial plaque yesterday to the former police chief who helped the department gain a new headquarters 22 years ago.The brass plaque on the wall of the headquarters at 199 Taylor Ave. honors Anthony W. Howes, who was with the department from 1939 until 1973, serving the last 12 years as chief.Howes was responsible for establishing the first written rules and regulations for the department and helped design the present police station. He successfully lobbied the City Council for money to build the headquarters, which opened Sept.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2011
The Baltimore County Police Department has been recognized by an international police organization for its use of a statewide program designed to keep watch on the most violent offenders. The International Association of Chiefs of Police awarded the Webber Seavey Award to Chief James W. Johnson for using the Violence Prevention Initiative, a four-year-old program that fosters greater cooperation between police officers and state parole and probation agents. Police have used the program to jail people for probation violations who are suspects in criminal investigations, to seize weapons and to develop information used to make arrests.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,SUN STAFF | February 23, 2003
Ernest J. Leatherbury, chief of the Crisfield Police Department who was the highest-ranking black officer in the Maryland State Police when he retired from the force six years ago, died Friday at McCready Memorial Hospital in Crisfield after a heart attack. He was 55. Chief Leatherbury collapsed during a late-afternoon meeting at the police station and was pronounced dead a short time later. His death shocked and saddened colleagues on the small force, who remembered him as a role model and friend.
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By MICHAEL DRESSER and MICHAEL DRESSER,getting.there@baltsun.com | October 20, 2008
Some folks find it easy to dismiss the people who complain about the traffic tie-ups that result from police funerals as heartless cranks. Others have no problem scorning the officers in those motorcades as public-be-damned obstructionists taking part in what one reader called "long, pagan spectacle funerals." The opposing points of view weighed in after last week's column that followed the services of a state police paramedic who lost his life in a Medevac helicopter crash near Andrews Air Force Base.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | December 31, 1999
A 27-year veteran with the Maryland State Police has been selected as the new chief of the Aberdeen Police Department.Capt. Randy M. Rudy, an assistant commander with the criminal enforcement command, will be sworn in Jan. 24 as the replacement for Michael Zotos, who retired Oct. 1.In his current job, Rudy oversees the technical investigative unit that includes homicide investigations, computer crimes and the Maryland Center for Missing Children.Rudy, 50, said he was attracted to Aberdeen for several reasons, including the opportunity to interact more with the public.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | December 9, 2003
Westminster's Common Council unanimously approved last night the appointment of a new police chief who has worked in a neighboring county for more than three decades. Maj. William Jeff Spaulding, one of two deputy police chiefs in Howard County, beat out more than 60 other candidates when he was selected to head Carroll County's largest municipal police force. "Chief Spaulding's name surfaced to the top from virtually the beginning," said Roy L. Chiavacci, a member of the search committee.
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August 3, 2008
Howard County Chief of Police William J. McMahon will discuss trends in public safety at 7 p.m. Thursday at the meeting of the Columbia Association board's External Relations Committee. Residents are encouraged to attend the forum and provide comments and suggestions. www.howardcountymd.gov/oa/50+expo.htm.
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By Mary Gail Hare | April 28, 2007
A Bel Air bank was robbed Thursday, the second hold-up in the town within 10 days, town police said. In both cases, the robber presented a note to the teller and demanded cash without displaying any type of weapon, police said. The Harford National Bank in the 500 block of Marketplace Drive was robbed about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, police said. The robber's description - a man about 6 feet tall with a medium build, between 30 to 40 years old - matched that of the man who held up the BB&T Bank branch on Baltimore Pike on April 16. "We have nothing ... good as far as witness description, but there are similarities with description and [method]
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,Sun Reporter | February 7, 2007
Maj. Michael L. Tabor, a 25-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, is retiring from the force to become chief of police in Crisfield, a small town on the Lower Eastern Shore. Tabor, 49, who said he comes from a long line of watermen on Virginia and Maryland's Eastern Shores, said yesterday that he is excited to return to a waterfront community while continuing to serve in law enforcement. He said he and his wife plan to build a house in the town. The Crisfield Police Department has 15 officers and has been struggling recently with spates of burglaries and thefts driven by addicts fueling the area's illegal narcotics trade, Tabor said.
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April 4, 1999
Executive's veto of personnel bill was necessaryYour editorial "Override Owens veto" (March 31) missed the real reason I vetoed the personnel summary bill. Vetoing the bill was a technical necessity because County Council could not legally reconsider its action.At the time of the veto, I had already agreed to provide the council with personnel summary information when I presented my fiscal year 2000 budget. I also agreed to provide council members with regular personnel updates as was the practice prior to 1996.
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August 3, 2008
Howard County Chief of Police William J. McMahon will discuss trends in public safety at 7 p.m. Thursday at the meeting of the Columbia Association board's External Relations Committee. Residents are encouraged to attend the forum and provide comments and suggestions. www.howardcountymd.gov/oa/50+expo.htm.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,Sun reporter | May 6, 2008
In trying to dupe an unsuspecting citizen with a phony check scheme, scammers probably could've picked a better mark. Last Thursday, Anne Arundel County police Chief James P. Teare Sr. received, via FedEx, an unexpected check for $4,200 at his office at county police headquarters. He turned it over to investigators, who later determined it was fraudulent. They believe the check was sent as part of a scam in which victims are sent a large sum of money - often described as prize winnings - with instructions to deposit the check and send a portion of the proceeds to an address, typically out of the country.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,Sun reporter | February 29, 2008
As state officials target Maryland's capital as a guinea pig for new crime-fighting strategies, Annapolis Police Chief Joseph Johnson announced yesterday that he will be stepping down after nearly 14 years at the helm of the department. Johnson, 65, was the city's first black police chief when he was appointed in 1994, after a career spanning more than two decades with the Baltimore City police. In his first few months alone, he was credited with easing racial tensions and boosting morale in a department where the police union had voted no confidence in the previous chief.
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By Arin Gencer | January 25, 2008
An additional public hearing has been scheduled to discuss the creation of a Carroll County police force, county officials said yesterday. The move was made in response to comments from residents at a Saturday hearing held by the Carroll legislative delegation. Yesterday, the delegation decided to draft legislation that would call for the voters to ratify any county police-force ordinance passed by the Board of Commissioners before it goes into effect, said state Sen. Allan Kittleman.
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By Mary Gail Hare | April 28, 2007
A Bel Air bank was robbed Thursday, the second hold-up in the town within 10 days, town police said. In both cases, the robber presented a note to the teller and demanded cash without displaying any type of weapon, police said. The Harford National Bank in the 500 block of Marketplace Drive was robbed about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, police said. The robber's description - a man about 6 feet tall with a medium build, between 30 to 40 years old - matched that of the man who held up the BB&T Bank branch on Baltimore Pike on April 16. "We have nothing ... good as far as witness description, but there are similarities with description and [method]
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,Sun Reporter | February 7, 2007
Maj. Michael L. Tabor, a 25-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, is retiring from the force to become chief of police in Crisfield, a small town on the Lower Eastern Shore. Tabor, 49, who said he comes from a long line of watermen on Virginia and Maryland's Eastern Shores, said yesterday that he is excited to return to a waterfront community while continuing to serve in law enforcement. He said he and his wife plan to build a house in the town. The Crisfield Police Department has 15 officers and has been struggling recently with spates of burglaries and thefts driven by addicts fueling the area's illegal narcotics trade, Tabor said.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | February 4, 2003
Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. reappointed Terrence B. Sheridan as chief of police yesterday after a lengthy deliberation. In the end, Sheridan stood out as the person best equipped to fight crime in the county, officials said. "Terry Sheridan has done exactly what citizens expect a police chief to do: He's helped make their neighborhoods safer," Smith said in a statement. "No one can argue with the results we've seen since he took over the Police Department." Smith also reappointed Arnold F. "Pat" Keller III as the director of the county's Office of Planning and officially nominated David S. Iannucci as director of the Office of Economic Development.
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By LARRY CARSON and LARRY CARSON,SUN REPORTER | May 20, 2006
Howard County's longest-serving police chief, Wayne Livesay, will retire May 31 after more than eight years in command to devote himself full time to running for County Council, he said yesterday -- the same day he received a legal opinion saying he would have to resign to avoid violating federal law. "I was up all night last night, because I knew today was coming. It's been a rough couple days [emotionally]. This has been my life," he said. Livesay, 54, who joined the Howard force more than 34 years ago, said he had decided on his last day months ago but announced it shortly after receiving word from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel that he must resign by June 2 or be in violation of the Hatch Act, which bars political activity by federal employees.
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By Ryan Davis and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2005
Baltimore Police Commissioner Leonard D. Hamm promoted his crime-fighting plan to the City Council last night, but he said it will face a "decisive" test in the next few months -- a period when crime regularly increases with the temperatures. After the hearing, Deputy Commissioner Marcus Brown said that in addition to the three high-crime areas that officers have been swarming since January, they have begun focusing on nine more areas. The department will spend $2 million in overtime to fill those areas through July with additional officers.
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