The Daily Record: Baltimore police leader urges reformers to move carefully

Commissioner Harrison
Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison cautioned that calls for defunding or dramatically reforming the police department need to be tempered with realistic expectations about how to maintain important services.
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President & CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, on discussion on police reform with Commissioner Michael Harrison

Commissioner Harrison and his leadership team are to be commended for their steady efforts to reform the police department, build trust and accountability in communities and get guns off the street.
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Baltimore Mayor Scott’s Violence Prevention Framework and Plan

Both prongs of this crime reduction strategy must be implemented simultaneously with equal commitment and intensity. Neither approach on its own will address the crime crisis in the city.
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GBC hosts conversation about Mayor Scott’s Violence Prevention Framework and Plan

Baltimore Police
"A lot of the things that drive violence in our city are about quality of life issues. It's about looking to survive in the ways that you know how based on what your environment has taught you."
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Baltimore City Board of Estimates Decision to Terminate Persistent Surveillance Systems Contract

"The GBC continues to advocate and urge the Mayor and the Baltimore Police Department to use every tool and resource available to break the cycle of violent crime in the City of Baltimore."
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GBC’s 2020 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session Summary

Every year, prior to the start of the legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly, the GBC releases its Legislative Priorities, which are based on several core policy priority areas. Here is the end of session summary.
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BBJ: City panel approves ‘spy plane’ agreement, allowing surveillance planes over Baltimore

Last fall, the Greater Baltimore Committee called for the pilot program to be implemented.
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Baltimore Police Response to Aerial Surveillance Planes

The GBC commends Commissioner Harrison for his thoughtful and deliberative approach in developing a program that takes advantage of enhanced technology.
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Don Fry Commentary: Baltimore’s Crime Strategy on WBAL NewsRadio

Baltimore continues to see high rates of violent crime, especially shootings and homicides. But a crime reduction strategy issued by the city’s new Police Commissioner provides a road map to bring about change. There’s a lot to like in Police Commissioner Michael Harrison’s strategy. The strategy aims to address crime...
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