SOLD OUT: Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison – February 2019

  • Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison
    February 25, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

This event is now sold out.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced the appointment of Michael Harrison as Acting Police Commissioner, effective February 11, 2019. Join business leaders to hear Acting Police Commissioner Harrison discuss his experiences and plans for the Baltimore Police Department.

Michael Harrison was appointed Superintendent of Police of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in August 2014 by former mayor Mitch Landrieu and reappointed in May 2018 by Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

He joined the New Orleans Police Department in 1991 and advanced through the ranks of the department, becoming a detective in the Major Case Narcotics Section in 1995, promoted to sergeant in 1998, where he served in the Eighth Police District and then in the Public Integrity Bureau until 2006 when he was promoted to lieutenant, but continued to serve there until early 2009. He was also the assistant commander in the Seventh District in 2009.

In January 2011, he was appointed to the position of commander, where he served as commander of the Special Investigations Division; managing the narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence and gang enforcement units of NOPD. In January 2012, he assumed command of the Seventh Police District, overseeing police services for eastern New Orleans, until he was appointed superintendent.

As Superintendent, Harrison led the NOPD through comprehensive reform while managing the nation’s most robust and expansive police consent decree. Under his leadership, the NOPD manages security for some of the nation’s largest special events; attracting approximately 11 million visitors annually.

Prior to joining the NOPD, Harrison served for eight years with the Louisiana Air National Guard. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix and a master of criminal justice from Loyola University.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Senior Management Institute for Police, and the FBI’s National Executive Institute.
In 2017, Harrison was elected by his peers from across the country to serve on the Board of Directors of the Major City Chiefs Association. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and recently appointed to the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.
Harrison’s bio, courtesy of the New Orleans Police Department.

If you go:

When: Monday, February 25, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program

Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $50 members

This event is limited to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.

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111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Maryland, 21202, United States

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