Southern District

Southern District


Address: 10 Cherry Hill Road, Baltimore, MD 21225

Phone: 410.396.2499

Southern District & Community Relations Council Monthly Crime and Community Meeting

1st Tuesday @ 7 p.m. - Virtual via Zoom

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District Information


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 also 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, Pigtown, Carroll Park, and Locust Point.

District Neighborhoods

  • Barre Circle
  • Brooklyn
  • Carroll - Camden Industrial Area
  • Carroll Park
  • Cherry Hill
  • Curtis Bay
  • Curtis Bay Industrial Area
  • Fairfield Area
  • Federal Hill
  • Hawkins Point
  • Hollins Market
  • Lakeland
  • Locust Point
  • Locust Point Industrial Area
  • Middle Branch/Reedbird Parks
  • New Southwest/Mount Clare
  • Mount Winans
  • Otterbein
  • Port Covington
  • Ridgely's Delight
  • Riverside
  • Saint Paul
  • South Baltimore
  • Sharp-Leadenhall
  • Spring Garden Industrial Area
  • Stadium Area
  • Union Square
  • Washington Village/Pigtown
  • Westport
  • Carrollton Ridge
  • Downtown West
  • Inner Harbor
  • Franklin Square

Major Robert Velte

Major Robert Velte

Major Robert Velte has been with the Baltimore Police Department since 1995 when he joined the Academy as a trainee. He has since served as Captain of the Western District; Lieutenant of Western District Operations and District Detective Unit; Detective Sergeant of Central Investigation Division, Anti-Crime Section; Detective Sergeant of Violent Crimes Impact Division and Violent Repeat Offender Squad; Detective Sergeant, Organized Crime Division, assigned to ATF task force; and Detective Sergeant, Organized Crime Division, among other roles within the Department. 

In 2019, Major Velte received the Legion of Merit for excellence in investigations. He was also awarded a Bronze Star for Valor in 2003.

Major Velte earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Baltimore.

Captain David Brust

Captain David Brust

Captain David J. Brust III has been appointed as the Executive Officer of the Southern District. He is a 15-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, previously serving as the Northeast District DDU and DAT Lieutenant. Other previous assignments include Anti-Crime Section, Major Case Squad and ATF Task Force. Before his time with ACS he served in the Southeast District and Southwest District.

He has earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Harford Community College. During his time in the Department, he has been awarded several Unit citations as well as two bronze stars for valor.