Southwestern District

Southwestern District


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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  • Meeting ID: 952 3159 9000 
  • Passcode: 634451

Phone Number: 1-301-715-8592 

  • Meeting ID: 95231599000 
  • Passcode: 634451

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District Information


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 Desmond Carter-Bey

Major Desmond Carter-Bey

Major Desmond Carter-Bey has been a member of the Baltimore Police Department for more than 20 years. Born in Baltimore, he is a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School.

Prior to joining the Southwestern District, he served as Executive Officer for the Southwestern District and 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.

Captain Edgardo Hernandez

Captain Ed Hernandez

Captain Edgardo Hernandez joined the Baltimore Police Department in 2007. He has served as District Detective Unit Commander for the Northeastern District, Shift Commander in the Central District and has worked in various sections in the Criminal Investigations Division. He was the recipient of the Baltimore Police Department Lifesaving Award in 2007 and 2008.

Before joining the Department, he worked with the Baltimore City Fire Department from 2002 to 2006.

He attended the Community College of Baltimore County where he studied Emergency Health Services.