On August 19, Captain Lisa Hannon leaves the Baltimore County Police Department after 28 years of service and dedication to the people of Baltimore County.
From her days as a young officer in 1988 to her days as the Captain of Precinct 8/Parkville, Captain Hannon has worked hard to bring honor to the profession.
Twenty-eight years brings a myriad of assignments, duties and responsibilities. Many officers have favorite assignments; Captain Hannon enjoyed her time with recruits at the Training Academy.
Hannon is an avid runner. She has taken that passion and used it to help enrich the lives of others. For the last ten years, Hannon has run in the Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics Maryland. She loves seeing the special Olympians each year and their smiles as they enter the circle of the Public Safety Building. Hannon feels a part of their sense of accomplishment.
She is a role model for young women who want to enter law enforcement, either here at the Baltimore County Police Department, or other agencies. Hannon remembers the old days as a female cop and how times and attitudes have changed for the better. There are more opportunities for women now, according to Hannon.
Having a family is easier today than years ago. Officers, male and female, can take time off when a newborn arrives.
An important part of making the decision to become a police officer, is knowing what you want for the future.
Hannon advises young people coming into the field to realize that it isn’t a normal 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. job. In many ways, it is a vocation.
We thank Captain Hannon for her time spent with us at the department and the people of Baltimore County. Enjoy your retirement!