Resources and Reports
The First Year Monitoring Plan requires the BPD to perform and disclose to the public comprehensive studies on key components of the agency such as staffing, technology, and transportation. Such evaluations, studies, and audits will lay the baseline for the reform process of the Department. The Consent Decree also empowers the agency to seek new technologies and resources to better pursue its mission of community-oriented, constitutional policing.
Click on any of the below topics to explore detailed reports on the BPD’s resources, and our plan for moving towards compliance.
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
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.