Eastern District

Eastern District

Email: EasternDistrict@BaltimorePolice.org

Address: 1620 Edison Highway, Baltimore, MD 21213

Phone: 410.396.2433


Community Relations Council Meeting and Eastern District Monthly Commander's Crime and Community Meeting

4th Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m. - Eastern District Roll Call Room and Virtual via Zoom

Zoom Linkhttps://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/97146327298?pwd=RFNLZld5Q0pyR3kwcVROS1lnVm9Idz09

  • Meeting ID: 971 4632 7298 
  • Passcode: 731590

Phone Number: 1-301-715-8592 

  • Meeting ID: 97146327298 
  • Passcode: 731590

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District Information

An image from the Eastern District neighborhood

The Eastern District may be the smallest of the City’s nine police districts but it is the home of the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. It is also home to Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School, which is highly regarded for its athletic programs and has been credited with producing seven NBA superstars, including Tyrone Curtis “Muggsy” Bogues, Reggie Williams, and David Wingate.

District Neighborhoods

  • Barclay
  • Berea
  • Biddle Street
  • Broadway East
  • CARE
  • Darley Park
  • Dunbar-Broadway
  • East Baltimore Midway
  • Gay Street
  • Greenmount Cemetery
  • Greenmount West
  • Inner Harbor
  • Johnston Square
  • Madison-Eastend
  • Middle East
  • Milton-Montford
  • Oldtown
  • Oliver
  • Orangeville
  • Orangeville Industrial Areav
  • Penn-Fallsway
  • South Clifton Park

Major Guy Thacker

Major Guy Thacker

Major Guy Thacker has been appointed as the District Commander of the Eastern District. He has served within the Baltimore Police Department for 30 years. Prior to this promotion he was the Captain/Executive Officer in the Eastern District since his appointment in November 2020. Major Thacker was first assigned to the Eastern District as a Patrol Officer in 1993 before becoming a member of SWAT in 1994. Upon getting promoted to the rank of Sergeant, he was assigned to Northeast District Patrol, Southern District Operations, and then returned to SWAT. He then served as a Lieutenant in the Central District before becoming the Captain of the Eastern District.

Major Thacker earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Towson State University in Political Science and Public Administration. He earned his Master’s Degree in Management and Police Executive Leadership from Johns Hopkins University and a Public Safety Leadership Certificate from the University of Maryland University College. Major Thacker is the recipient of Baltimore Police Department’s Bronze Star, four Police Commissioner Commendations, one Life Saving Commendation, two Unit Citations as a member of SWAT, 18 Letters of Commendation, a New York City 9/11 Rescue and Recovery Commendation and a Hurricane Katrina Rescue and Recovery Commendation.

Captain Christopher Merino

Captain Christopher Merino

Captain Christopher S. Merino has been appointed as the Executive Officer for the Eastern District. He was born and raised in Queens, N.Y., and is a retired Afghan Veteran of the U.S. Army with 20 years of service. He has served within the department for 18 years and has spent his last 27 months as the shift commander for the Southeast District. His previous assignments include: Education & Training under the firearms training unit, Neighborhood coordinating Sergeant for the Southeast District, tactical officer in SWAT, Detective in the Violent Crime Impact Division, and Northeast District patrol.

He has earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College. During his tenure he has received numerous recognitions and awarded a bronze star for valor.