Commissioner Leonard Hamm
This will have more information as time permits. For now, all we can ask that you consider the source, and know that when asked who most police of the '80s '90s and into the early 2000s felt was the best Commissioner of their time, three names are repeated over and over... Commissioner Leonard Hamm who served as Baltimore's Police Commissioner for 2004-2007 tops the lists, followed by Edward Norris (2000-2002), and then Donald Pomerleau (1966 to 1981). Donald Pomerleau did great rings and had an outstanding longgecity, but was really from a different era in our Agenices history. Still he had to be mentioned, as well as Norris. The one thing that any of these men have in common is their leadership ability.
Again, we will add more to this as this portion of the site takes shape. For now, it is safe to say, among the top Commissioners of his time, Commissioner Leonard Hamm was one of the best, his leadership ability was second to none. He put his men first and wouldn't ask anyone to do anything he himself wouldn't do.
Copyright © 2002 Baltimore City Police History - Ret Det Kenny Driscoll