BPD announces command and staff promotions

Media Relations


Baltimore, Md. (Sept. 7, 2023) – Acting Police Commissioner Richard Worley announces command staff changes and promotions within the Baltimore Police Department.

“These promotions will assist the Department in furthering its public safety mission and should help to restore trust in the communities we serve while building on existing relationships,” said Acting Commissioner Worley. “I have worked with both Major Bennett and Captain Shiflett for several years. They are professional, honorable and dedicated and I believe they will be true assets to their Districts.”

Major Jason 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’s 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. 

“I’m humbled to serve the men and women of this department and our city. I’m confident in my ability to continue to advance the Baltimore Police Department as a progressive law enforcement agency and trusted community partner,” said Bennett.

Captain Bill Shiflett has been appointed to serve as the Northeast District Executive Officer. Captain Shiflett is a Baltimore native who joined the Baltimore Police Department in July 1994. Most recently, he was assigned to the Northeast District as a Lieutenant. 

In 1985, he enlisted in the Maryland Army National Guard. During his military career, he was deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. He received several combat decorations, including multiple Combat Air Medals and the Earl T. Ricks award from the Air Force association for excellence in 2009.  

Prior to joining the BPD, Shiflett served as a Trauma Tech at Shock Trauma from 1989 to 1994.  At BPD, Shiflett served in patrol (Southern District), Homicide and CID (Eastern District Shooting Investigator). He served in Special Operations as a Tactical Flight Officer in the Aviation Unit for 15 years before being promoted to Sergeant and moving to the Northern District in October 2016.

While responding to a call for an active shooter inside a North Baltimore methadone clinic on July 15, 2019, Shiflett was shot in the abdomen. Over the course of the next year, Shiflett recuperated from his physical injuries and served as an outspoken advocate for the Department’s Officer Safety and Wellness unit. Upon returning in July 2020, he was assigned to ACS, serving on a DEA Task Force (Group 56) until his promotion to Lieutenant in May 2022.

He has received several commendations, including the Medal of Honor for the Methadone Clinic shooting.  

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work with citizens in the Northeast District. We will make every effort and use every tool to bring about a noticeable reduction in crime. I am excited about the challenge that this will bring,” said Captain Shiflett. 

Additionally, Deputy Director Donna Price, who has been a member of the Baltimore Police Department for 26 years, has been promoted to Deputy Director of Records Management.

Her career began as a Community Service Officer (CSO) and she was promoted to the positions of Police Report Reviewer, Police Report Reviewer Supervisor and her previous role of Shift Supervisor of the Records Management Section.

During her career, Price has served as an instructor at Education and Training, teaching Uniform Crime Reporting and National Incident-Based Reporting to entry-level police trainees. She also served as the instructor for the Report Writing Refresher Course at New Sergeant's School.

Price holds a degree in Operations Management; and multiple certifications from Axon (Field Based Reporting), Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission (Instructor) and The Maryland State Police in the areas of Hate Bias, National Incident-Based Reporting/(NIBRS) and Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR).

“Ms. Price is a valued member the Department and I am happy to see that her hard work and commitment have paid off. I wish her the best in her new role as Deputy Director of Records Management,” said Acting Commissioner Worley.

These promotions are effective immediately.

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