Olszewski Names Panel for Police Chief Search

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced the names of the panelists who will interview top candidates to be the next Baltimore County Chief of Police, including several community representatives.

According to a press release:

The panel will interview up to 10 candidates and advise the County Executive on the strength of each candidate. The County Executive will select and interview finalists based on the panel’s recommendations. The panelists are:

  • Drew Vetter, Deputy County Administrative Officer
  • TJ Smith, Press Secretary
  • Cathy Bevins, County Council District 6
  • Scott Shellenberger, Baltimore County State’s Attorney
  • Dorothy Lennig, Director of Marjorie Cook Legal Clinic at House of Ruth Maryland
  • Crystal Francis, Community Representative
  • Valerie Fraling, Community Representative
  • Wayne Brooks, Community Representative

“The job of chief of police requires a dedicated public servant who can be an effective leader of our honorable law enforcement officers and also gain the trust and respect of our diverse communities,” Olszewski said. “We will select a chief who possesses the qualities that our communities want to see in the next leader of our law enforcement efforts, and one who shares my commitment to transparency and accountability.”

A new police chief will be in place by June 2019. More information about the police chief search process is available here.