Communities across the city will see new police leadership.
The Baltimore Police Department has announced major command staff changes heading into the New Year. "Maximizing our most valuable resource—our employees—and ensuring we have the best leadership teams in place to take on the challenges we face in 2013 is the impetus behind these moves," said Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, who was installed in his post a few months ago, in a news release. The release reads that the changes are the start of efforts to improve policing with a strategic crime focus, improve intelligence gathering and sharing and a renewed commitment to proactive policing and community engagement. According to the release, command shifts include the following: