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 at 7 p.m. 

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  • Meeting ID: 850 1073 6661
  • Passcode: Southern

Phone Number: 1-301-715-8592

  • Meeting ID: 850 1073 6661
  • Passcode: 83391544

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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 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 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 Gary Edmondson


Captain Gary Edmondson has been appointed as the Executive Officer of the Southern District. 

Captain Edmondson graduated from the BPD Academy in 2004 and worked in several districts including the Central, Southwestern and Western Districts. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2015, the rank of Lieutenant in 2021 and Captain in 2024. Captain Edmondson most recently served with the Education & Training section, as the Crisis Intervention Team/Crisis Response Coordinator for behavioral calls for the Department.

Captain Edmondson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from South Carolina State University.