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Police Commissioner Michael Harrison

Police Commissioner Michael Harrison was selected to lead the Baltimore Police Department in January of 2019, after a nearly 28-year career with the New Orleans Police Department. He joined the NOPD in 1991 and moved steadily through the ranks. Among his many assignments, he was the supervisor of the Public Integrity Bureau, Assistant Commander of the Seventh District, Commander of the Specialized Investigations Division, and Commander of the Seventh District. In 2014, he was appointed Superintendent and served in that role for four years before being selected to become Baltimore’s 41st Police Commissioner.

Harrison honorably served eight years with the Louisiana Air National Guard. He received a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix and a Masters of Criminal Justice from Loyola University New Orleans. He is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police, as well as Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command. Additionally, he is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Major City Chiefs Association and the Police Executive Research Forum. Police Commissioner Harrison has been married to his high school sweetheart since 1992. They have two adult children and are now proud residents of Baltimore.


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