Northwestern District Commander's Crime and Community Monthly Meeting
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The Northwestern District has a diverse makeup of communities such as Hanlon-Longwood, Cross Country and Mount Washington. The Northwestern District is home to the world-famous Pimlico Race Course, the second oldest race track in the nation and host to the second leg of the Triple Crown, The Preakness Stakes. Pimlico has played host to racing icons such as Seabiscuit, War Admiral, Secretariat, and the 2015 Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah. Sinai Hospital is also in this District.
Major Danita Boyd
Major Danita Boyd is a native Baltimorean, who has spent nearly three decades in service to her community. From a Police Cadet to a Baltimore City Police Major, she has had the opportunity to respond first-hand and inform the protocol on how police officers should also protect and serve the community.
In her previous role as the Southeastern District’s Police Captain, Major Boyd was the executive officer overseeing 140 patrol officers, detectives and supervisors. In that role, she managed deployments, community engagements, analyzes crime data and strategizes interventions.
Major Boyd is a youth advocate and works collaboratively with community leaders to redirect resources and pilot crime intervention programming.
Major Boyd earned a certificate from the University of Maryland University College in Leadership and Management.
Captain Kurt Yourkovik
Captain Kurt Yourkovik has been appointed Executive Officer of the Northwest District. Captain Yourkovik was born in Baltimore and lived in the Baltimore region. He has also lived in Hawaii and San Antonio. He graduated from North County High School in Anne Arundel County in 2005.
He has been a member of the Baltimore Police Department for 13 years. Captain Yourkovik began his career as a Patrol officer in the Western and Southern Districts. He was promoted to sergeant, where he spent most of his time in the Western District. Captain Yourkovik briefly spent time as a Mobile Metro Unit (MMU) sergeant before being promoted to Lieutenant, where he was a Shift Commander in the Northwest District. Most recently, he was assigned to the Patrol Division as the administrative Lieutenant.
During his career, he has received the Life Saving Award for saving another officer’s life, along with several other awards and accommodations from the Baltimore Police Department.