October 29, 2019 Baltimore County
On the County Police Promotees
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski issued the following statement commending the promotion of Baltimore County Police Captain Deanna Chemelli, who will become the County's only current female precinct captain, and Baltimore County Police Lieutenant Tonya Johnson, who will become Baltimore County's first African American female lieutenant:
"A strong and effective police department looks like the community that they serve and that must include the leadership ranks. We are so proud to announce the promotions of Captain Chemelli and Lieutenant Johnson. Congratulations to these barrier-breaking members of the command staff, as well as all of today's promotees, on their new roles and for their exemplary dedication to protecting our communities. We are a safer County thanks to their service."