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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.
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Major 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 Lamar Howard
Captain Lamar D. Howard has been a member of the Baltimore Police Department for 25 years. He was most recently assigned as the Investigations Lieutenant of the Northeastern District. His prior assignments include the Eastern District, Southwestern District, Northwestern District, Citywide Shootings and Homicide Section.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University in organizational leadership. He also holds a Certificate in Criminal Justice Leadership from the University of Maryland, University College.
Captain Howard is a recipient of the Police Commissioner’s Award of Excellence and the Life Saving Award.