Southwestern District Commander's Crime and Community Monthly Meeting
The Southwestern District is comprised of communities such as Irvington, Edmondson Village, Allendale and Ten Hills. 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.
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 Jennifer McGrath
Captain Jennifer McGrath has been appointed as the Executive Officer of the Southwestern District. Born in Lancaster, Pa., she joined the Baltimore Police Department in January 2002. Her first assignment was Southwest District where she field-trained and served as a Patrol Officer, Drug Detective and Intel Detective. Past assignments include: Central District Patrol Sergeant, Human Trafficking and Vice Unit Sergeant, Task Force Officer Homeland Security Investigations (anti-trafficking), Western District Patrol Lieutenant, Western District DAT, DDU, BCIC Commander, the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Operations, and most recently Shift Commander in the SWD.