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Central District

Major Daryl R Gaines
Major Daryl Gaines

Major Daryl Gaines joined the Baltimore Police Department in 2001 and is currently the Commanding Officer of the Central District. He has served in patrol assignments in the Northwestern and Southwestern Districts. While assigned to the Northwestern District, he was assigned to patrol, and district operation units. Major Gaines was also assigned to the Violent Crimes Impact Division.

Major Gaines was promoted to Sergeant in June 2008 and assigned to the Southwestern District as a patrol supervisor and then assigned to the Northwestern District where he supervised the Bike Unit, Warrant Squad, Command Investigations, and Flex Unit.

Major Gaines was promoted to Lieutenant in 2015 where he was assigned to the Western District as a shift commander. Later, he became the commander of the District Action Team. Major Gaines represented the department in an education and training program through the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) helping to train and offer best practices to supervisors from the Saudi Aramco Corporation based out of Saudi Arabia, as well as assisting them in policy reform.

Major Gaines was promoted to the rank of Captain in December 2017 and was assigned to the Central District, and subsequently promoted to Major of the Central District in May 2018

Major Gaines has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University.

Major Gaines and his wife, Simone, have two daughters.

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