County Executive Steuart Pittman has chosen Amal Awad to serve as Anne Arundel County Chief of Police.
After a rigorous search and an interview process involving both community and law enforcement stakeholders, I am proud to announce that I have chosen Hyattsville Police Chief Amal Awad as my selection for @AACOPD Chief of Police. https://t.co/3CG9OBuGPx pic.twitter.com/BEYBggJIPA
— AACoExec (@AACoExec) November 16, 2020
Awad currently serves as the City of Hyattsville Police Chief and formerly served as Chief of Staff for the Anne Arundel County Police Department. She started her policing career in Prince George’s County as a patrol officer thirty years ago.
From a county press release:
“Chief Awad’s experience in both large and small department policing, including right here in Anne Arundel County, makes her ideally suited to lead our department,” said County Executive Pittman. “But for me that wasn’t enough. I had to be sure that our next chief had that rare combination of professional skill and heart. Heart for the people in our communities, heart for the officers that protect them, and even heart for the young people who are trying to find their way in these difficult times but sometimes make mistakes.”
“I found all of that in Amal Awad,” Pittman continued. “I am eager to introduce her, to the County Council, the residents of this county, and to the officers she will lead and support. This is a person who can unite us. She is a peacemaker and a consummate professional.”
“I am honored and humbled that County Executive Pittman has asked me to serve as Anne Arundel County’s next Chief of Police,” said Chief Awad. “I have dedicated more than half of my life to this noble profession, and I thank Mr. Pittman for selecting me to lead this professional police department during this pivotal moment in modern policing. I look forward to working with the County Council and earning the trust of everyone invested in this beautiful county.”
Her appointment will go before the Anne Arundel County Council for approval, and if approved, Awad will take the reigns from Acting Police Chief William Lowry on December 17.
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