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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 Fontaine Smallwood
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.