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1826 - Western District History - The Western District was first located at Green St between Baltimore St, and Belvidere St. Used from 1826 until 1876 when they moved to their new location, Pine Street, (still stands today and is used by the Maryland University Police) Baltimore Police used it from 1876 until 1958/9 when they built their new station house at 1034 N Mount St, which is the current site of the Western District.

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Street Address: 1034 N. Mount Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
Mailing Address: Click for mailing instructions
Phone: 410-396-2477
E-mail: E-mail the Western District

1826 - Western District History - The Western District was first located at Green St between Baltimore St, and Belvidere St. Used from 1826 until 1876 when they moved to their new location, Pine Street, (still stands today and is used by the Maryland University Police) Baltimore Police used it from 1876 until 1958/9 when they built their new station house at 1034 N Mount St, which is the current site of the Western District.  
 
The Officers with the Shotguns are P/O Larry Lorenzo and P/O Ken Patrick - The Sun reports - Members of the Police Department's new shotgun squad, and a canine Officer Mitch Paris leave the vacant House of the Good Shepherd on Franklin Street after an unsuccessful search for trespasser who fired a shot at Patrolman Scott Garrity. The unit is expected to cut down on the increased number of gun assaults on police officers throughout the city. This unit was also put together to help prevent bank robberies by doing bank checks while armed with Shotguns and wearing bulletproof vests. Normally they would run around in plain clothes on day shift for 30 days (Squad-A) while the other Squad, "B" would be in uniform taking calls on the 4x12 in that "expanded area"  known as "Sector 6" Central.  Every month they'd switch. Each district had their own squad/unit made up of District Operations Officers.  One day, the powers above, felt that they had to do something about the bank holdups that were occurring downtown and came up with the idea of having the Daytime Operations guys: "Squad-A" stay in uniform and carry shotguns while parading around doing random "Bank Checks".  We were tagged as "The Shotgun Squad".. who's basic job was to put a 'show of force' on the street to serve as a deterrent to would-be bank robbers.  Squad A (day shift Ops) got to do that for most of the spring and summer as I recall; leaving Squad B  to do their uniform thing on 4x12 taking calls.  Some say the "The Shotgun Squad" was thought to be an effective "PR" too in certain respects...

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Courtesy Robert M. Cassell
William H. Cassell, Captain of Police
The Police Board of 1867 appointed  Mr. W. H. Cassell, Captain of the (Western) district. 
"He was an old and efficient policeman having been Captain of Police under earlier regimes. 
After a few months, Captain Cassell resigned'"

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The Western District borders five districts (Southern, Central, Northwestern, Northern, Southwestern) and is comprised of several historic neighborhoods, such as Sandtown/Winchester, Poppleton, Penn-North and Druid Hill. The Western District was also once home to Edgar Allen Poe and is where the Poe Homes are now located.

Neighborhoods

Bridgeview - Greenlawn, Coppin Heights, Easterwood, Evergreen Lawn, Franklin Square, Harlem Park, Lexington, Midtown - Edmondson, Mondawmin, Mosher, Panway - Braddish Avenue, Parkview - Woodbrook, Penn North, Penrose/Fayette Street Outreach, Poppleton, Rosemont Homeowners, Sandtown - Winchester

The Western District borders five districts (Southern, Central, Northwestern, Northern, Southwestern) and is comprised of several historic neighborhoods, such as Sandtown/Winchester, Poppleton, Penn-North and Druid Hill. The Western District was also once home to Edgar Allen Poe and is where the Poe Homes are now located

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Courtesy William Davis

Western District from about 1959 until just after the 1968 riots.  He was promoted to Sgt and spent the rest at the Southern until his retirement in 1996

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