New Leadership in BPD Southern District as Steven Ward Promoted to Lt. Colonel

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Baltimore Police Department (BPD) promoted Darryl De Sousa to police commissioner on January 19th and now further leadership changes are being made throughout the department. De Sousa, who replaced Commissioner Kevin Davis, is BPD’s 40th commissioner.

The Southern District of BPD will see changes as Steven Ward has been promoted from major and commander of the Southern District to lieutenant colonel of Area West, which overseas the Southern District, Southwestern District, Western District, and Northwestern District. Monique Brown has been promoted from captain to major, and will be the commander of the Southern District. The new captain of the Southern District is Joe Jones.

Lt. Colonel Ward took over as commander of the Southern District in late February 2017, transferring from the Eastern District. Lt. Colonel Ward was a consistent presence at neighborhood meetings and community safety walks in South Baltimore communities, and under his leadership the homicide rate in the Southern District slowed significantly for the remainder of the year.

Commissioner De Sousa will hold a press conference tomorrow to discuss these department changes.

Lt. Colonel Steven Ward

Major Monique Brown

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