Baltimore County's First Female Police Chief To Step Down
BALTIMORE COUNTY - Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt has announced that she will step down at the end of County Executive Johnny Olszewski's first term.
Hyatt was appointed in June 2019 as Baltimore County's first female chief of police.
Hyatt released a statement thanking the county for its support and said she worked to improve "community trust, public safety, and officer wellness" during her tenure.
"It is with heartfelt and mixed emotions that I announce my last day as Chief of the Baltimore County Police Department is December 5th. Police chiefs are appointed for finite terms in order to accomplish specific goals and objectives of County leadership. With the end of my term quickly approaching, I am both saddened to be leaving my Baltimore County family and excited to see what the future holds."
"During my tenure as Chief, we worked through challenging times. I am so very proud of our many accomplishments, including initiatives that sharpened our focus on community trust, public safety, and officer wellness."
"I want to personally thank every police officer, professional staff member, and community member who supported this important work. As a result, this agency is better equipped to face the future and serve our much-deserving county. I wish nothing but the best for the Baltimore County Police Department and our entire community."