Leopold Appoints First Female Chief Of Police

| July 11, 2012
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County Executive John R. Leopold today appointed Major Pamela Davis as Acting Chief of Police following the
retirement of James Teare Sr.

“Pam Davis is an excellent example of the high caliber of police officers in our department, and I am confident she can provide the leadership necessary to maintain the excellent performance we have become accustomed to,” County Executive Leopold said. “She brings nearly two decades of experience to the table and the ability to put us in the best position to fight crime successfully.”

Davis, a Lothian resident, joined the police force in 1993 as a patrol officer in the Eastern District. She has since been a K-9 officer and commander of the Training Academy, the Criminal Investigations Division and Southern and Eastern districts, and will be the County’s first female Chief of Police. Davis, 41, has a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

“I want to thank County Executive Leopold for this opportunity and I look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Anne Arundel County,” Davis said. “We have a solid foundation on which to build a stronger Police Department.”

The appointment is effective August 1, the date of Chief Teare’s retirement.

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