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 Link: https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/94642675732
- Meeting ID: 946 4267 5732
- Passcode: 811798
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The Eastern District is home to the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello (“The Chum”) neighborhood, Four by Four and Clifton Park, a national historic district that includes the 18-hole Clifton Park Golf Course.
Additionally, Baltimore’s Penn Station, the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum and the historic Green Mount Cemetery may be found here. Several notable historical figures are buried at the cemetery, including John Wilkes Booth, Johns Hopkins and Enoch Pratt.
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 Scott Swenson
Captain Scott Swenson has been appointed as the Executive Officer of the Eastern District. He has been a member of the Baltimore Police Department for 22 years. Shortly after joining the Police Department in 2001, his Marine Corps infantry unit was activated, and he was called to serve in Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Upon returning to the Baltimore Police Department, Captain Swenson continued to serve in Patrol and later in the District Flex Squad. He has previously served in the Special Operations Section’s SWAT Team, the Central District, the Southeastern District and the Training Academy. Captain Swenson most recently served as the Use of Force Assessment Unit Commander. Captain Swenson holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Shippensburg University and a Master of Science in Management from Johns Hopkins University.