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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.”


Continuing Our Mission of Advancing Public Safety

"A law enforcement agency should look like the community it serves. As I have said repeatedly since taking office, I am committed to increasing diversity in the County’s Police Department. Chief Hyatt shares this commitment and we have already taken concrete steps forward. In the interest of moving forward and while denying any liability for actions by prior administrations, we have stopped using the test that the Justice Department believes has an adverse impact on African American applicants. We have created two diversity-focused positions in County governmentone for the County at large and one specifically for the Police Department. We will continue to work with Chief Hyatt, Department leadership, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Blue Guardians and other organizations that represent our officers, in order to ensure that our Police Department is diverse, vibrant and reflects the diversity of Baltimore County’s communities. We are willing to negotiate with the Department of Justice to resolve this matter in a way that best serves the Baltimore County Police Department and our mission of advancing public safety for all of Baltimore County."


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017