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 at 6:30 p.m. - Eastern District Roll Call Room and Virtual via Zoom

Zoom Linkhttps://us06web.zoom.us/j/89336160493

  • Meeting ID: 893 3616 0493
  • Passcode: 269680


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District Information

An image from the Eastern District neighborhood

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 Jai Etwaroo

Major Jai Etwaroo

Major Jai Etwaroo has been appointed as the District Commander of the Eastern District.

Major Jai Etwaroo joined the Department in 2010. He has previously served as the Executive Officer for the Deputy Commissioner of Operations, Commander of the Performance Standards Section, shift commander in the Northern District, the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Operations, the Chief of Patrol’s Office, the Use of Force Assessment Unit and Northeastern District.

Major Etwaroo earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Louisville, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus and a certificate in criminal justice leadership from the University of Maryland University College. Major Etwaroo most recently attended the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) Session 88. He is also a graduate of the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute’s 144th Administrative Officers Course.   

Captain Bill Shiflett

Capt. Bill Shiflett

Captain Bill Shiflett is a Baltimore native who joined the Baltimore Police Department in July 1994. He has been appointed to serve as the Executive Officer of the Eastern District. Most recently, he was assigned to the Northeast District as a Captain. He was promoted to Captain in September 2023.

In 1985, he enlisted in the Maryland Army National Guard. During his military career, he was deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. He received several combat decorations, including multiple Combat Air Medals and the Earl T. Ricks award from the Air Force association for excellence in 2009.  

Prior to joining the BPD, Shiflett served as a Trauma Tech at Shock Trauma from 1989 to 1994.  At BPD, Shiflett served in patrol (Southern District), Homicide and CID (Eastern District Shooting Investigator). He served in Special Operations as a Tactical Flight Officer in the Aviation Unit for 15 years before being promoted to Sergeant and moving to the Northern District in October 2016.

Following a shooting on July 15, 2019, Shiflett was sidelined for nearly a year.  Upon returning in July 2020, he was assigned to ACS, serving on a DEA Task Force (Group 56) until his promotion to Lieutenant in May 2022.

He has received several commendations, including the Medal of Honor for the Methadone Clinic shooting.