Resources and Reports
Click on any of the below topics to explore detailed information on the Department’s initiatives and reform progress.
BPD Community Policing Annual Reports
Response to House Bill 771 - Community Policing Report
This report is submitted in response to House Bill 771 (Chapter 133 of the 2015 Legislative Session) – Baltimore Police Department – Reporting on Community Policing:
Quarterly Assessments of Arrests resulting in a Release Without Charge (RWOC)
Annual Stops, Searches and Arrests Progress Reports
Annual Sexual Assault Investigations Data Reports
Each monitoring year, the BPD will publish a Sexual Assault Investigations Report to analyze and publicly report the data described in Paragraph 264 of the Consent Decree agreement. The Report will address the data from the preceding calendar year, and will describe any specific processes or measures that need to be implemented to address any gaps or difficulties, to include a time frame in which a more comprehensive report may be published.
Police Foundation Impact Reports
In 2018 and 2019, the National Police Foundation conducted a series of focus groups for BPD members and Baltimore residents. The feedback from these survey was used to inform the Community Policing Plan, which was approved by the Court on April 1, 2020.
The survey asked officers to focus on community policing – barriers to successful implementation and ways to successfully implement community policing.
- Conducted in late 2018
- 131 members participated in focus groups. Representation included a variety of ranks and assignments
- Proper staffing and support from leadership were key themes as to what will make CP possible
- Over 600 people participated to help inform the Community Policing Plan
- The report was conducted by the Police Foundation in partnership with Loyola University Maryland and The No Boundaries Coalition
- Feedback was gathered between June 2019 and October 2019
- Feedback was generated through focus groups, mobile field interviews and online.
- Persons of color, immigrants, individuals with substance use, and previously incarcerated individuals were prioritized but the full demographic breakdown is available on page 11 (close to City demographics but not representative)
- Primary Themes: Respect (non-bias policing and respect for local culture); Community Interaction; Deployment & Enforcement
Annual First Amendment Protected Activity Assessment
The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) recognizes the importance of First Amendment protected activity, not only as a bedrock of our nation’s values, but also as a critical foundation for effective, transparent policing in Baltimore City. In order to ensure that BPD officers are respecting the public’s First Amendment rights, BPD conducts an annual assessment of data, events, and complaints related to First Amendment activities.
Read assessments of BPD's responses to First Amendment activities that occurred in the noted calendar years:
Annual Cell Site Simulator Report
Annual Criminal Procedure-Cell Site Simulator Reporting In accordance with Senate Bill 246, section 2
Baltimore School Police MOU Assessment Report
The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) recognizes that its partnerships with other agencies, in and outside of the city, are paramount to its core tenet to protect and serve. In order to achieve these partnerships, BPD and outside agencies often enter into a memorandum of understanding – a legally binding agreement between two or more parties that details the responsibilities and roles each party has to a common goal. BPD, the Baltimore City Public School System (BCPS) and the Baltimore School Police Force (BSP) entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) with the Police Department of Baltimore City (BPD) because the agencies realize that their collaboration will facilitate achievement of their common goals of more effective, community policing throughout Baltimore City. The parties to the MOU periodically review and renew the MOU to ensure that the interagency operations and procedures are still congruent with the goals of effective policing. The Consent Decree ensures that when renewing the MOU, BPD collects and analyzes data to inform the MOU revision process. This report details the data collection and qualitative analyses surrounding the relationship between BSP and BPD, and makes some data collection recommendations for the upcoming MOU renewal. The current MOU expires February 5, 2020.
Misconduct Investigation Reports
Staffing Plan & Study
In 2019, the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) hired Dr. Alexander Weiss and his research team to develop a staffing plan to guide the department in establishing sufficient personnel requirements to properly cover the Department’s operational and administrative needs including, but not limited to, community policing, misconduct investigations, and supervision. The 2020 Version of the BPD Staffing Plan was filed with the court on February 27, 2020. As part of the filing, BPD drafted a response to the Plan. The response covered two areas: Workload Analysis, and Responses to Key Findings and Recommendations.
The following is an update to those sections, and assumptions are based on a review of operational priorities as of April 2021:
Technology Plan & Study
The BPD was required to draft a Technology Resource Study and Plan. The Study was submitted in June 2018 and assesses the current state of technology at the BPD. The Plan (aka BPD IT Assessment and Strategic Plan) was submitted in December 2018 and is a roadmap, with staffing and cost estimates, for BPD to follow to bring technology into the 21st Century.