JH Accountability Board Updates

December 12, 2022 – Johns Hopkins Police Accountability Board Public Feedback Meeting

The Johns Hopkins University Police Accountability Board (JH Accountability Board) will hold its annual public meeting on December 12, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and they have invited Erricka Bridgeford, Executive Director, Baltimore Community Mediation Center (BCMC) to facilitate the meeting. Under the Community Safety and Strengthening Act the JH Accountability Board must hold at least one public meeting each year to seek input on police department policies, procedures, and training from the community members of Baltimore City.

Like all Accountability Board meetings, this meeting will be available via livestream on the public safety website. This is an opportunity for the public to share feedback directly with the Board, but please note that this is not a question and answer session.

If you would like to provide a live comment/feedback during the meeting, please register here.  We will send you a link to join the meeting and share your feedback. 

If you have any questions, contact us at: accountabilityboard@jhu.edu

October 12, 2022 – Johns Hopkins Police Accountability Board opens call for new members

University leaders are seeking applicants to join the Johns Hopkins University Police Accountability Board, whose members can help shape the development and operation of the Johns Hopkins Police Department. The board will play a pivotal role in the coming year in advising the university as it develops the policies and procedures needed for the anticipated launch of the JHPD in 2023. There will be 11 open seats on the Board; one will be filled by appointment from the Mayor of Baltimore City; the other 10 will be selected by the University following the recommendations of the Nominating Committee. Those 10 seats include: 3 community members, 2 faculty, 1 staff, and 4 students. 

The deadline to apply is Nov. 7. Applications can be completed online here.

March 31, 2022 – Maryland Senate approved Johns Hopkins Police Accountability Board Nominees

On Thursday March 31, 2022, the Maryland Senate approved the five nominees for the JH Accountability Board. The nominees will fill current vacancies for faculty, staff, and student seats. Two of the nominees, Katie O’Connor and Terri Massie-Burrell, both Baltimore natives, spoke to the Hub about their investment in and vision for the Board, which you can read about it here.

March 24, 2022 – Quarterly Meeting

On Thursday March 24, 2022, the Board met to discuss governance structures. The meeting featured a guest presentation from Brian Corr, the former president of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE). More information about the meeting, including Brian’s presentation can be found here.

March 10, 2022 – Maryland Open Meetings Act Training

On Thursday, March 10, 2022, The Johns Hopkins University Police Accountability received a training on the Maryland Open Meetings Act from April Ishank, the Former Chair of the Open Meetings Compliance Board, and Frank M. Johnson, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Gaithersburg. The training was to the public. Relevant information, including the agenda, slide deck, and presenter bios, as well as the livestream, can be found here.

December 21, 2021 – Five nominated to join Johns Hopkins University Police Accountability Board

Five Johns Hopkins University affiliates were nominated to fill vacancies on the Johns Hopkins University Police Accountability Board, which will help directly shape the development and operation of the future Johns Hopkins Police Department as a model of transparent, accountable, community-oriented policing.

The nominees were sent to the Maryland State Senate for confirmation during the 2022 legislative session of the General Assembly, which began Jan. 12.

December 13, 2021 – Johns Hopkins Police Accountability Board Open Meeting

The Johns Hopkins Police Accountability Board held an open meeting on Monday, December 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The meeting was hosted on Zoom.

While the temporary halt in the JHPD remains in place, the new president for public safety, Dr. Branville Bard, Jr., recently announced plans to reconvene the Johns Hopkins University Police Accountability Board as part of his effort to listen and learn from members of the community – on and off campus – to seek their feedback and guidance on public safety issues and initiatives, including a range of non-policing initiatives