Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson is pleased to announce the hiring of Ronda McCoy to a top leadership position in the Annapolis Police Department. McCoy began on November 12, 2020 as the incoming Director of Fiscal Services and Professional Standards, a newly created position within the department.
“Last year, when we brought on Chief Jackson, one of my goals, and one of the things we heard from residents, was an intense desire to focus on accountability,” said Mayor Gavin Buckley. “Ronda is an expert at fiscal and operational management and efficiency. I’m glad she has joined our Annapolis team.”
McCoy served in the Baltimore City Police Department for 28 years, retiring at the rank of major. In Annapolis, McCoy will serve in leadership as a civilian. She is a native of Philadelphia, and served in the United States Army where she worked in finance and accounting.
“My last duty station was Aberdeen Proving, and that’s where I fell in love with Maryland,” McCoy said.
She had a number of commands in Baltimore, including special investigations, Internal Affairs and Internal Auditing, and was assigned to narcotics, domestic violence, patrol, and community relations as an detective and supervisor. The highlight of her career was assisting the Compliance Bureau and creating the Use of Force Assessment and the Auditing Units. In fact, when the Department of Justice issued the Baltimore Consent Decree, the process for the Use of Force Assessment, McCoy’s name and exact processes were specifically written in.
McCoy said she is coming to Annapolis with fresh eyes. “We are not Baltimore City or Baltimore County or even Anne Arundel County. There are specific things we need to do as a department that are specific to Annapolis. I am not here to change those things, but to look at them and make them work more efficiently,” she said.
McCoy is married with three children and six grandchildren. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security and a Masters in Executive Leadership. The City did not respond to our request for salary information.