BPD announces command promotions and changes
The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) announces command promotions and changes, effective Feb. 11, 2024.
The following promotions and command changes enhance and support BPD’s overall strategic plan and commitment to Community Policing.
Lieutenant Natalie Preston will be promoted to the position of Major in the Western District.
Lt. Preston has served the Baltimore Police Department since 2000. She was promoted to Sergeant in 2010 and Lieutenant in 2015. Following her promotion, Lt. Preston served in the Central District and Northeastern District. She has most recently served as the Public Safety Data Liaison.
Lt. Preston holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Coppin State University and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Coppin State University. She is currently pursuing a degree in Addictions Counseling.
Lieutenant Gary Edmondson will serve as the Captain of the Southern District.
Lt. 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 and the rank of Lieutenant in 2021. Lt. Edmondson most recently served with the Education & Training section, as the Crisis Intervention Team/Crisis Response Coordinator for behavioral calls for the Department.
Lt. Edmondson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from South Carolina State University.
In addition to these promotions, several command changes will be enacted.
Major Matt Corell has been appointed to oversee Education & Training.
Captain Jeffrey DiPaola will move to the Southwestern District.
Captain Adam Lattanzi will move to the Anti-Crime Section/Gun Violence Unit.
Captain Daniel Popp and Captain Alicia White will move to the Public Integrity Bureau.
"I am proud of each of these promotees and command members," said Commissioner Richard Worley. "Their diligence, dedication and professionalism are commendable. I am looking forward to our continued efforts in reforming the Department, improving police-community relations and working toward full compliance with the Consent Decree."
All promotions and command changes go into effect Feb. 11, 2024.
The promotional ceremony will be livestreamed on facebook.com/BaltimoreCityPolice on Feb. 9, 2024, at 3 p.m.
BPD Mission Statement
The Baltimore Police Department is dedicated to upholding the Constitution and enforcing laws in a fair, impartial, and ethical manner. We commit to creating and maintaining a culture of service that builds trust and legitimacy in all communities, values the sanctity of human life, and provides for the safety and well-being of all.