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. -- Currently meeting in-person only


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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 Samuel Hood III

Major Samuel Hood III

Major Samuel Hood III has been appointed as the Southern District Commander. He is a 27-year veteran of the Department and previously Commanded the Criminal Investigation Division Homeland Security and Intelligence Section. Major Hood’s other assignments include CitiWatch Commander, Planning & Research Commander, Inner Harbor Commander, Shift Commander in Southeastern District, Central District Operations Commander and Midnight Shift Commander in the Eastern District. He also served as Sergeant in the Southwestern District and Police Officer in the Southeastern District.

During his tenure with BPD, Major Hood has received several acknowledgements of outstanding performance, including 1999 finalist for Herman Goldstein / Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) for Chronic Truancy Abatement, a BPD Commendation, and the Police Commissioner's Award of Excellence.  

Prior to joining the BPD, Major Hood served in the United State Army Military Police / Investigations stationed in West Germany and South Korea.   

Captain Adam Lattanzi

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.