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Baltimore City Police Commissioners

1850-1861 (Mayor member Ex-officio)
Charles Howard
William H Gatchell
Charles d Hinks
John W Davis
June 22 1861 March 29 1862 (Under control if the United States Military authorities)
Police Commissioners Apointed by the Military authorities
Columbus O'Donnell
Archibald Sterling Jr.Thomas Kelso
John R Kelso
John W Randolph
Peter Sauerwein
John B Seidenstricker 
Joseph Roberts
Michael Warner
March 29 1862 to Nov 15 1866 (Mayor member Ex-officio)
Samuel Hindes
Nicholas L Wood
Nov 15 1866 to March 1867 (Mayor member Ex-officio)
William T Valiant
James Young
March 1867
Lefevre Jarrett
James E Carr
William H B Fusselbaugh
March 14 1870
John W Davis
James E Carr
William H B Fusselbaugh
March 15 1871
William H B Fusselbaugh
James E Carr
Thomas W Morse
March 15 1875
William H B Fusselbaugh
Harry Gilmor
John Milroy
March 15 1877
William H B Fusselbaugh
Harry Gilmor
James R Herbert
April 12 1878
William H B Fusselbaugh
James R Herbert
John Milroy
March 15 1881
George Colton
James R Herbert
John Milroy
March 15 1883
George Colton
James R Herbert
John Milroy
Aug 5 1884
George Colton
John Milroy
J D Ferguson
Feb 25 1886
George Colton
John Q A Robson
John Milroy
Jun 25 1886
George Colton
John Q A Robson
Alfred J Carr
March 15 1887
Edson M Schryver
Alfred J Carr
John Q A  Robson
Jan 23 1888
Edson M Schryver
John Gill Jr
John Q A Robson
Dec 1 1894
Edson M Schryver
John Gill Jr
John C Legg
March 27 1896
Daniel C Heddinger
John Gill Jr
Edson M Schryver
March 15 1897
Daniel C Heddinger
William W Johnson
Edson M Schryver
May 7 1900
George M Upsher
Edward H Fowler
John T Morris
March 23 1904
George M Upsher
John T Morris
Thomas J Shryock
May 2 1904
George R Willis
James H Preston
Thomas J Shryock
May 4 1908
Sherlock Swann
John B A Wheltle
Peter E Tome
May 2 1910
John B A Wheltle
Peter E Tome
C Baker Clotworthy
April 4 1912
John B A Wheltle
Peter E Tome
Morris A Soper
May 6 1912
Morris A Soper
Daniel C Ammidon
Alfred S Niles
Dec 31 1913
James McEvoy
Daniel C Ammidon
Alfred S Niles
Dec 28 1914
Daniel C Ammidon
Clarendon I T Gould
Alfred S Niles
March 22 1916
Lawrason Riggs
Daniel C Ammidon
Alfred S Niles
May 1 1916
Lawrason Riggs
Edward F Burke
Daniel C Ammidon

 Baltimore City Police Commissioners 

  • Charles Howard, 1850-1861 
  • Nicholas L.Wood, 1862-1864 
  • Samuel Hindes, 1864-1866
  • James Young, 1866-1867
  • LeFevre Jarrett, 1867-1870
  • John W. Davis, 1870-1871
  • William H.B. Fusselbaugh, 1871-1881
  • George Colton, 1881-1887
  • Edson M. Schryver, 1887-1897
  • Daniel C. Heddinger, 1897-1900
  • George M. Upsher, 1900-1904
  • James H. Preston, 1904-1908 (Gov. Warfield made him a member of the Board of Police Commissioners for Baltimore City, 1904-08)
  • George R. Willis, 1904-1908
  • Sherlock Swann, 1908-1910
  • John B.A. Wheltle, 1910-1912
  • Morris A. Soper, 1912-1913
  • James McEvoy, 1913-1914
  • Daniel C. Ammidon, 1914-1916
  • Lawrason Riggs, 1916-1920
  • Charles D. Gaither, 1920-1937
  • William Lawson, 1937-1938
  • Robert F. Stanton, 1938-1943
  • Hamilton R. Atkinson, 1943-1949
  • Beverly Ober, 1949-1955
  • James M. Hepbron, 1955-1961
  • Bernard Schmidt, 1961-1966
  • Donald Pomerleau, 1966-1981
  • Frank Battaglia, 1981-1984
  • Bishop Robinson, 1984-1987
  • Edward J. Tilghman, 1987-1989
  • Edward V. Woods, 1989-1993
  • Thomas C. Frazier, 1994-1999
  • Ronald L.Daniel, 2000
  • Edward Norris, 2000-2002
  • Kevin Clark, 2003-2004
  • Leonard Hamm, 2004-2007
  • Frederick Bealefeld III, 2007-2012
  • Anthony W. Batts 2012 - 2015
  • Kevin Davis 2015 - 2018
  • Darryl D. DeSousa 2018
  • Gary Tuggle 2018 - 2019
  • Michael Harrison 2019 – Present

commissioner john quincy adams robson

The Honorable John Quincy Adams Robson

Charles Howard
Samuel Hindes
James Young
Le fevre Jarrett
John W. Davis
Maj  Harry Gilmore C S A - NARA - 529239
Harry W. Gilmor
1874 to 1879

Charles D. Gaither
William Lawson
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Robert F. Stanton
Hamilton R. Atkinson
Beverly Ober


James M. Hepbron
1955 - 1961
Interim  Bernard Schmidt
Maj, Gen, George M. Gelston
22 January, 1966 - 22 September, 1966
Donald D. Pomerleau
Donald D. Pomerleau swearing-in for his 3rd. term.
June 14, 1978

Donald Pomerleau

Donald D. Pomerleau (August 31, 1915 – January 19, 1992) was the City Police Commissioner of Baltimore, Maryland from 1966 to 1981.

Commissioner Frank Bataglia
Frank J. Battaglia
Robinson Tilghman
Bishop L. Robinson (left)
Robinson TilghmanEdward J. Tilghman
Edward W. Woods
Thomas C. Frazier
Edward T. Norris
Kevin P. Clark
Leonard D. Hamm
Bealefeld III
Frederick H. Bealefeld III

Anthony W. Batts
2012 - 8 July 2015

Interim Commissioner Kevin Davis
8 July 2015 - 19 Oct 2015
Commissioner Kevin Davis
19 Oct 2015 - 19 Jan 2018

21. Darryl De Sousa
Darryl D. DeSousa
January 2018 – May 2018

Gary Tuggle
May 2018 - March 2019

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Michael Harrison
March 2019 – present

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farnan Tom
Grand Master of Baltimore Cops
Marshal "Tom" Farnan

10 October 1909

Devider color with motto
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