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Baltimore Police Department


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The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) provides police services to the city of Baltimore, Maryland. It is the eighth-largest police force in the United States and is organized into ten districts; nine geographical and the Public Housing Section. It polices 80.9 square miles (210 km2) of land and 11.1 square miles (29 km2) of waterways. The department is sometimes referred to as the Baltimore City Police Department to distinguish it from the Baltimore County Police Department.
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    • Foundation to the 1840s 

    • The 1930s to the Civil Rights era 

    • Late 20th century to present 

    • Organization 

    • Criminal Investigation Division 

    • Police Commissioners 

    • Cars and motorcycles 

    • Weapons 

    • Uniform 

    • Line of duty deaths 

    • Criticism 

    • Arrests for minor offenses 

    • 2016 Justice Department report 

    • Aerial surveillance 

    • Allegations of witness coaching 

    • Police Commissioner James M. Hepbron 

    • Ed Norris 

    • Flex Squad scandal 

    • Detectives Murray and King 

    • Salvatore Rivieri 

    • Lamin Manneh 

    • Arrest for video recording 

    • Freddie Gray 

    • Shooting of Keith Davis, Jr. 

    • In popular culture 

    • Controversy