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Baltimore City Police Department - Baltimore Police Department's Official Website

At a Glance…

The Baltimore Police Department is comprised of approximately 3200 sworn members, complimented by dedicated civilian personnel of almost 800. The BPD is the eighth largest police agency in the United States. The BPD is the primary law enforcement agency in Baltimore and responsible for serving and protecting it’s approximately 650,000 residents. The jurisdiction encompasses 92 square miles (80.9 of land and 11.1 of waterways). A fully functional law enforcement agency, the Baltimore Police Department has all modern police units/divisions including but not limited to: Criminal Investigations, K-9, SWAT, Crime Laboratory, Helicopter, Marine, Motorcycle, Intelligence Watch Center and the Advanced Technical Team, complete with a Mobile Command Truck that offers in-the-field command center capability. Committed to technological innovation and progression, the BPD now issues each officer a PocketCop, a Blackberry-platformed portable device capable of mobile criminal and motor vehicle database access.

Stay Connected…

The Baltimore Police Department is committed to remaining partnered to the community and operating with transparency. To that end, the BPD is heavily invested into social media. 


Useful Numbers…

Emergencies:  911
Non-Emergency:  311
Report Crime Tips (anonymous):  866-7LOCKUP
Drug Activity Hotline:  410-666-DRUG
Internal Investigations:  410-396-2300
Civilian Review Board:  410-396-3141
Recruitment:  877-PRIDE-PD

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The Police Heritage Museum, Inc. - Have you ever wondered what law enforcement was like one or even two hundred years ago? The uniforms peace officers wore, the equipment they used, what they were paid, or how they became police officers? If these questions remain unanswered for you, then you must visit the Police Heritage Museum! HERE The Baltimore City Archives - A great resource for information on the city of Baltimore is, The Baltimore City Archives 2615 Mathews St, Baltimore MD 21218, 410-396-3884 / Hours of opertion are schduled by appointment only: Monday thruFriday, 9:00am-3:00pm / email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

(Here is information from The Baltimore City Archives complete with the important links needed to find the information - Police Records History of the Force: The first police force for Baltimore Town was created in 1784. Constables were appointed and given police powers to keep the peace. The State Legislature on March 16, 1853, passed a bill, “to provide for the better security… in the City of Baltimore.” This statute provided that police officers should be armed and that a badge and commission be furnished each member. In March of 1862, the Federal military authorities who had taken control of the Baltimore City police on June 27, 1861, turned over the Police Department to the authority of the state. In 1867 the State established a Board of Police Commissioners (Chapter 367, Acts of 1867). From 1867 until 1920, the Board of Police Commissioners was appointed by the Governor. After 1920, a single Police Commissioner of Baltimore City was chosen and also served on the Governor’s Advisory Council. The Baltimore City Police Department remained a State agency until 1978, when the Mayor appointed the Police Commissioner, subject to confirmation by the City Council (Chapter 920, Acts of 1976).

The Records:

Because the Police Department was a State agency for a good part of its history, most police records are considered State Records, and many are therefore located at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis.  Here are the series related to the Baltimore City Police Department at the MSA and BCA (BCA records are labeled with an *):

Historical description of the department: SH248
Series Description

The first police force for Baltimore Town was created in 1784. Constables were appointed and given police powers to keep the peace. The State Legislature on March 16, 1853, passed a bill, "to provide for the better security ... in the City of Baltimore." This statute provided that police officers should be armed and that a badge and commission be furnished each member. In March of 1862, the Federal military authorities who had taken control of the Baltimore City police on June 27, 1861, turned over the Police Department to the authority of the state. In 1867 the State established a Board of Police Commissioners (Chapter 367, Acts of 1867). Fom 1867 until 1920, the Board of Police Commissioners was appointed by the Governor. After 1920, a single Police Commissioner of Baltimore City was chosen and also served on the Governor's Advisory Council. The Baltimore City Police Department remained a State agency until 1978, when the Mayor appointed the Police Commissioner, subject to confirmation by the City Council (Chapter 920, Acts of 1976). A Charity organization map ca. 1880 shows the boundaries of the police districts. [description adapted from the official Baltimore City Police Department web site and William Hackley, ecp 2012/02/12. William M. Hackley (d. 3/15/2012) maintained an indpendent website devoted to the history of the Baltimore City Police Department which is available as a slice in time from the Maryland State Archives electronic archives at: Bill Hackley Link The Baltimore City Police published two illustrated official histories that contain images of officers and the chief police matron, Our Police..., 1888, and History of the Baltimore Police Department, 1774 - 1907, 1907 - Re-issued and Corrected 1909]. Bill Hackley Passed away in 2012 and the site was given to Ret Det. Ken Driscoll, Ret. Det. Driscoll rebuilt the site in Bill's Honor
Board of Police Commissioners
Trial of Officers S1895 (1962-1975) and Proceedings S1894 (1866-1966)- some of these proceedings have been digitized and are available online through the link, Reports T2438 (1910-1914)
Criminal Dockets
 Consolidated C3065 (1873-1955), for Central District C2117 (1885-1960), Eastern District C2111 (1863-1959), Middle District C2109 (1870-1884), Northeastern District C2110 (1900-1960), Northwestern District C2112 (1876-1959), Southeastern District C2115 (1959-1961), Southern District C2113 (1867-1960), Western District C2114 (1959-1961), Southwestern District T4880 (1901-1959), and Miscellaneous C3075 (1902-1956),
Homicide Docket
 T2290 (1954-1955)
Housing Docket
C3067 (1850-1951)
Invoice Records
T2293 (1913)
Juvenile Dockets
(NOTE: Juvenile records are restricted- please see information in series descriptions via the links) Central District C3070 (1943-1954), Eastern District T2263 (1943-1971), Northeastern District T2262 (1943-1954), Northern District T4859 (1949-1955), Northwestern District T2274 (1943-1952), Southwestern District T4879 (1949-1951)
Marshalls Dockets
T2437 (1891-1894)
Matron’s Records
T2276 (1940-1951)
Military Dockets
T2440 (1942-1944)
Motor Vehicle Maintenance Records
C3071 (1942-1949)
Patrol Wagon Records
C3073 (1944-1948)
Police Casualties T2300 (1870-1964)
Roll Books
C3066 (1871-1950)
Traffic Dockets
C3068 (1931-1961)
Arrest Record Indexes
C3072 (1891-1916)
Arrestees Physical Descriptions
C3069 (1908-1923)
William M. Hackley Collection
BMS34 (1849-2009)*
Baltimore City Police Department Gifts and Acquisitions
BMS33*
Reports: Board of Police Commissioners for the City of Baltimore
BRG68-1 (1868-1955)*) IF ANY OF THESE LINK FAIL PLASE VISIT THEIR SITE DIRECT BY CLICKING THIS LINK The Baltimore City Archives )
Devider color with motto Please contact Det. Ret. Kenny Driscoll if you have any pictures of you or your family members and wish them remembered here on this tribute site to Honor the fine men and women who have served with Honor and Distinction at the Baltimore Police Department.

Anyone with information, photographs, memorabilia, or other "Baltimore City Police" items can contact Ret. Det. Kenny Driscoll at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. follow us on Twitter @BaltoPoliceHist or like us on Facebook or mail pics to 8138 Dundalk Ave. Baltimore Md. 21222 

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#1 patty 2015-05-16 10:49
If you have pictures, Comments, Suggestions etc. please send them to me at the email address above, as you can see Ken and I have put much of our time and money into this project, so we don't mind errors pointed out to us, just as Ken's partner used to say, "Keep it Friendly!" send Ken or me and email.. thanks - Patty
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