Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Baltimore Police Response to Aerial Surveillance Planes

December 20, 2019

“The Greater Baltimore Committee has expressed its support for aerial surveillance as a new investigative tool to address the unacceptable crime rate in the city. The GBC commends Commissioner Harrison for his thoughtful and deliberative approach in developing a program that takes advantage of enhanced technology but is limited in scope and time to determine whether the technology is effective and if a longer term commitment is worthwhile.”

Also see: October 15, 2019 — Position Statement on Public Safety in Baltimore and Support of the Use of Aerial Surveillance in Baltimore


The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) is a regional organization of business and civic leaders that includes businesses, nonprofit organizations and educational and civic institutions. It is the leading voice for the private sector in the Baltimore region on issues relating to economic growth, job creation, workforce development, transportation, the business climate and quality of life. The GBC’s membership is comprised of over 500 member organizations, including large, mid-size and small companies, nonprofits, education and foundations in the Greater Baltimore region.