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Recent updates

Policy Development and Feedback Process: Dr. Bard held a virtual forum to discuss the JHPD policy development and feedback process on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 12p. A recording of the forum is available on the Public Safety Virtual Events page. Please visit the JHPD Draft Policies webpage for additional information about the process.

Dr. Bard Announced as Inaugural Johns Hopkins Police Department Chief of Police. On April 20, 2023, President Daniels, President Sowers, and Dean DeWeese announced the appointment of Dr. Bard, vice president of public safety, to serve jointly as the inaugural chief of the police department. The full message can be found here.

Final JHPD MOU and supporting documents available. Following several months of community engagement, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has been modified to reflect feedback and is now final and publicly available. Along with the final MOU, we have also made publicly available a report from outside experts at 21CP Solutions, which summarizes the MOU community engagement process and the feedback received, and a JHU document with the over 250 comments and questions we received. Please find the message from Dr. Branville Bard, Vice President for Public Safety here.