This area involves the evaluation of general policies, practices, and procedures which are necessary for the efficient administration of any size police agency. It includes, but is not limited to: organization, training, command structure, field deployment, civil rights, professional standards, and disciplinary procedures.
Experts Available to Consult in Matters Related to Departmental Organization and Structure
Mr. Longo is an attorney who is currently the Chief of Police of the Charlottesville, Virginia Police Department. He rose to the rank of Colonel in the Baltimore Police Department. He has served as a consultant and an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology at Towson University, Towson, Maryland. He has lectured extensively in the subjects of police internal investigations, ethics, integrity, sexual harassment, and discipline throughout the United States and Canada. He served in various assignments in the Baltimore Police Department, including the Internal Investigation Division and the Education and Training Division. While in the Internal Investigation Division, he supervised the Special Investigations Squad and was responsible for investigation of police officers who were corrupt, violated other laws, or committed serious breaches of departmental regulations. During his tenure at the Education and Training Division, he taught law to recruits, in-service personnel, and supervisors. As the Commander of the Southeast District, he was responsible for an eleven million dollar budget and managing over two hundred police officers in an area with a population of seventy thousand. Prior to retiring, he was promoted to Colonel and served as the Chief of Staff for the Police Commissioner.
Margaret W. Patten
Colonel Patten has over twenty-six years of service with the Baltimore Police Department. She possesses extensive patrol, investigative, and managerial experience and is the first woman to earn and work every civil service rank in the department. As the Chief of the Research and Development Bureau, she commands the Planning and Research Division, Grant Compliance Division, and Special Projects Division. She also serves as the agency's domestic violence coordinator. She has developed an internationally recognized police-involved domestic violence policy. Her work in this area resulted in the Baltimore Police Department's designation as a national demonstration center by the U.S. Department of Justice, Violence Against Women Office, and the award of nearly one million dollars in a federal grant. She also served in many field units, including an assignment as the Commander of the Northern District. The Northern District contained over one hundred thousand citizens and had a police compliment of two hundred officers.
Dan Rose retired from the law enforcement profession after serving over 22 years combined service with both the Baltimore City and Baltimore County Police Departments. In those two agencies, he spent 18 years as a member of both jurisdictions’ Tactical Units. He ultimately retired as a full time SWAT Team Leader and trainer. During his career, he was involved in resolving hundreds of sniper, active shooter, barricade and hostage situations. He, also, planned and executed high risk search and seizure warrants, conducted high risk vehicle assaults, and provided dignitary protection for the President of the United States, Foreign Heads of State, and other V.I.P’s. In all he was deployed in over 2,000 high risk operations. In addition, Dan consulted for numerous nationally recognized institutions such as the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). He was a consultant and committee member for the NTOA during the development of the revised National SWAT Standards which were developed to establish a core set of concepts and principles to improve SWAT deployment and management. Dan has vast domestic and international experience in curriculum development and instruction in the areas of police tactical operations. He is a graduate of Loyola University of Maryland. He is currently employed as a Senior Security Specialist with the nation’s leading competitive energy provider.
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