Southern District & Community Relations Council Monthly Crime and Community Meeting
1st Tuesday @ 7 p.m. -- Currently meeting in-person only
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The Southern District is known for its rich history. It is home to Fort McHenry, where the Battle of Baltimore was fought during the War of 1812 and Francis Scott Key wrote The Star-Spangled Banner in 1814. It is also home to Federal Hill, where Union soldiers erected a small fort to protect Baltimore from the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Also located in the Southern District is M&T Bank Stadium – roost of the two-time Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens – and Camden Yards, nest of the three-time World Series Champion Baltimore Orioles. The birthplace of Babe Ruth is located in the nearby neighborhood of Ridgely’s Delight.
The district borders Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County, as well as the Southwestern, Western and Central Districts and the Inner Harbor and Patapsco River. In addition to Federal Hill, some of its most well-known neighborhoods include Cherry Hill, Brooklyn, Carroll Park, Locust Point and Westport.
Nearby, you’ll find the B&O Railroad Museum and Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital.
Major Jason I. Bennett
Major Jason I. Bennett has been appointed as the District Commander of the Southern District. He is a native of Boston, Mass., and a veteran of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps. He has served with the Baltimore Police Department for 18 years.
Prior to this position, he served as the Captain of the Northeastern District, Northern District and Executive Officer of the Administrative Bureau. Other prior assignments include Chief of Patrol Office, Eastern District Shift Commander, CitiWatch Operations Supervisor, Sector Sergeant in the Western and Southwestern Districts, Academy Instructor and Northeastern District patrol.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Social and Criminal Justice from the University of Arizona Global. He is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police.
Captain Adam Lattanzi
Captain Adam Lattanzi has been appointed as the Executive Officer of the Southern District. Raised in Boston, Mass., Captain Lattanzi joined the Baltimore Police Department in 2004, and was assigned to Patrol in the Eastern District upon graduation from the Police Academy. Throughout his 18-year tenure, his previous assignments include the Violent Crime Impact Division (V.C.I.D.), Southeast District Gang Intel, Executive Protection, and Southeast District Patrol. Captain Lattanzi most recently served in the Public Integrity Bureau as a Sergeant and Lieutenant overseeing internal investigations. In 2000, he earned a Bachelor of Science-Business Management Degree from Endicott College, a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Criminology from UMass Lowell in 2013, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from UMass Lowell in 2021.