Police Training Academy

Director Pamela Davis

Director Pamela Davis joined the Baltimore Police Department September 1, 2016, after retiring from the Anne Arundel County Police Department at the rank of Deputy Chief. She has over 25 years of law enforcement experience and served in a variety of roles during her tenure at the Anne Arundel County Police Department. As a sergeant, she was the first female to hold a supervisory position in the department’s Special Operations Division. She also served as Commander of the Training Academy, the Criminal Investigation Division, the Eastern and Southern Districts, and the Bureau of Administration. As Deputy Chief, she oversaw all three bureaus within the department and served as the Acting Chief of Police from May 2013 through July 2013.

In 2015, Director Davis was selected to participate in a prestigious fellowship with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).  The fellowship provided her the opportunity to learn best practices in law enforcement while assisting several police agencies across the United States.  During her time with PERF, Director Davis was part of a select team of police leaders and policing experts who assisted PERF with developing guiding principles for re-engineering use of force.

Director Davis was the architect of several cutting-edge programs for the Anne Arundel County Police Department. She led the department's effort to become the first agency in Maryland to equip its officers with Naloxone to reverse opioid drug overdoses.  The program has become a model for many other law enforcement agencies across the state.  She also collaborated with the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency and created a Crisis Intervention Team Section that combines sworn officers with licensed clinicians to respond to serious calls involving people in mental health crises.  The Crisis Intervention Teams connect mentally ill individuals with resources that can help them stabilize their lives.

Director Davis holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Johns Hopkins University.  She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 231, and the Senior Management Institute of Policing (SMIP). She is an adjunct professor at Anne Arundel Community College, currently teaching a class on Police Administration. She is married with a daughter in college.

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