Southwestern District

Southwestern District

Email: [email protected]

Address: 424 Font Hill Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21223

Phone: 410.396.2488

Southwestern District Commander's Crime and Community Monthly Meeting: 3rd Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m. - Southwestern District Roll Call Room and Virtual via Zoom

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District Information

Southwestern

The Southwestern District is comprised of communities such as Irvington, Lynhurst, Walbrook, Dickeyville, Edmondson Village, and Allendale. It is the home to the Gwynns Falls Trail and Leakin Park, which together comprise more than 1,000 acres —one of the larger urban wilderness preserves in the United States. The Southwestern District is also home to the historical 300-acre Loudon Park Cemetery, where Union and Confederate graves are located on opposite hills.

District Neighborhoods

  • Allendale
  • Beechfield
  • Boyd-Booth
  • Carroll-South Hilton
  • Carrollton Ridge
  • Dickeyville
  • Edgewood
  • Edmondson Village
  • Fairmont
  • Franklintown
  • Franklintown Road
  • Gwynns Falls
  • Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park
  • Hunting Ridge
  • Irvington
  • Lower Edmondson Village
  • Millhill
  • Morrell Park
  • Mount Holly
  • Northwest Community Action
  • Oaklee
  • Penrose/Fayette Street Outreach
  • Rognel Heights
  • Rosemont
  • Saint Agnes
  • Saint Josephs
  • Shipley Hill
  • Ten Hills
  • Tremont
  • Uplands
  • Violetville
  • Wakefield
  • Walbrook
  • West Hills
  • Westgate
  • Wilhelm Park
  • Winchester
  • Yale Heights

Major Joel Heiss

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Major Joel F. Heiss joined the Baltimore Police Department in 1994 and is currently the Executive Officer of the Northern District. Major Heiss has served in patrol assignments in the Southwestern, Northeastern, and Eastern Districts.

Major Heiss was promoted to Sergeant in 2001 and assigned to the Northeastern District where he supervised a patrol squad, anti-robbery squad, and an anti-violent crime squad until his promotion to Lieutenant in 2008. As a Lieutenant, he had assignments as a patrol shift commander, district operations commander, along with assignments in Human Resources, and Tactical Section.

Major Heiss served his country for eights year in the U.S. Army. He has completed the University Of Maryland, University College Police Leadership Course in 2011.

Major Heiss is married and has three children.

Captain Desmond Carter-Bey

Captain Desmond Carter-Bey

Captain Desmond Carter-Bey has been a member of the Baltimore Police Department for 24 years. Born in Baltimore, he is a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School.

Prior to becoming Executive Officer for the Southwestern District, he was assigned as the administrative lieutenant in the Northern District. Other previous assignments include the Northeastern District, Eastern District, Southern District, Communications Section and the Warrant Apprehension Task Force. He was also previously the DDU/DAT Commander for the Northern District.

He has earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Coppin State College, a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in executive leadership and organizational management and a second master’s degree in emergency management from the University of Maryland Global Campus. He has additionally earned a certificate in organizational management and leadership from the University of Maryland University College. He is a veteran of the United States Army.