Central District

BPD Central District

Email: CentralDistrict@BaltimorePolice.org
*** This email address is routed to the Central District commanding officers and is not for general inquiries to the Baltimore Police Department.

Address: 501 N. Calvert Street Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone: 410-396-2411

Central District Commander's Monthly Crime and Community Meeting

2nd Monday @ 7:00 p.m. - Central District Roll Call Room and Virtual via Zoom

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/99290473097

  • Meeting ID: 992 9047 3097
  • Passcode: BPDCD

Phone Number: 1-301-715-8592

  • Meeting ID: 99290473097 
  • Passcode: 536967

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District Information

An image from the Central District neighborhood

The Central District attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. Among the many attractions in the Central District are the Inner Harbor, Mount Vernon, Lexington Market, Maryland Science Center, National Aquarium, and dozens of fine restaurants. Some of Baltimore's most well-known landmarks are located in the Central District, including the Hippodrome Theatre, Alex Brown Building, Baltimore Convention Center, Washington Monument, and City Hall.

The Central District is also known for its jazz roots, producing famous artists such as Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, and local performers Ethel Ennis and Rivers Chambers. In the 1950s, Pennsylvania Avenue, more commonly referred to as “The Avenue,” was the heart of Baltimore’s jazz scene. The Royal Theater, Club Tijuana, and The Comedy Club were just a few of the popular jazz venues for both local and nationally known jazz artists.

District Neighborhoods

  • Barclay
  • Bolton Hill
  • Charles North
  • Downtown
  • Downtown West
  • Druid Heights
  • Greenmount West
  • Heritage Crossing
  • Inner Harbor
  • Madison Park
  • Mid-Town Belvedere
  • Mount Vernon
  • Poppleton
  • Reservoir Hill
  • Seton Hill
  • University Of Maryland
  • Upton

Major Jeffrey Featherstone

Captain Jeffrey Featherstone

Major Jeffrey Featherstone joined the Baltimore Police Department in 2005 and is currently the Executive Officer of the Central District. Major Featherstone has served in patrol assignments in the Eastern, Northeastern and Western Districts.

Major Featherstone was promoted to Sergeant in 2013 and assigned to the Southeastern District where he supervised a patrol squad, and then the Neighborhood Services Unit until his promotion to Lieutenant in 2016. As a Lieutenant, he was the Executive Officer of the Community Collaboration Division.

Major Featherstone completed the University Of Maryland, University College Police Leadership Course in 2015.

Captain Fontaine Smallwood

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Captain Fontaine Smallwood has been a member of the Baltimore Police Department since 2006. He has previously been assigned to the Northeast District as Executive Officer, the Western District as a Patrol Officer, the Pennsylvania Avenue Task Force and Monument Street Initiative as a Narcotics Detective. Upon being promoted to Sergeant, he supervised the Eastern District Operations Unit and the Chief of Patrol’s Inspection Team.

He then became the Special Operations Division Administration Lieutenant before becoming the Eastern District’s Action Team and the Eastern District Detective Unit’s Lieutenant.

Captain Smallwood is a proud graduate of Baltimore City College and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations from Morgan State University. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Johns Hopkins University and earned his Leadership Certificate from the University of Maryland University College.  He a bronze star recipient and has received multiple unit citations, commendation letters and the Commissioner’s Top Gun Award from the Baltimore Police Department.