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Police Accountability Board

In the Spring of 2022 Baltimore County began the process to establish a Police Accountability Board (PAB), as required by HB0670, the Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021—Police Discipline and Law Enforcement Programs and Procedures.

The local governing body must:

  1. Establish the membership of, and the budget and staff for the PAB
  2. Appoint a chair for the PAB
  3. Establish the procedures for record keeping by the PAB

Duties

Pursuant to this law, each county must have a PAB to:

  • Hold quarterly meetings with heads of law enforcement agencies, and otherwise work with law enforcement agencies and the County government to improve matters of policing
  • Appoint civilian members to charging committees and trial boards
  • Receive complaints of police misconduct filed by members of the public
  • On a quarterly basis, review outcomes of disciplinary matters considered by charging committees
  • By December 31 each year, submit a report to the governing body of the County that identifies any trends in the disciplinary process of County police officers, and makes recommendations on changes to policy that would improve police accountability in the County

Report Police Misconduct

The duties of the PAB includes receiving complaints of police misconduct filed by members of the public.

 

Members

All PAB members were confirmed by the County Council on October 13, 2022. The Board is comprised of nine members, seven to represent each Council district and two at-large.

DistrictName
District 1Peter Fitzpatrick
District 2Linda Shields
District 3Bishop Ralph Dennis
District 4John Chambers
District 5Francis Ward
District 6Reverend Clare Petersberger
District 7Dawn Dishon-Feuer
At-largeKara White (District 6 resident)
At-largeNigeria Rolling-Ford (District 4 resident)

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Police Accountability Board

400 Washington Avenue
Mezzanine Level
Towson, Maryland 21204

Hours

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone

Fax

410-832-8496

County Executive

John A. Olszewski, Jr.

 
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