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Search continues for new Baltimore Police Commissioner

Mayor Pugh posts job listing online
Posted: 8:23 AM, Jul 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-19 08:24:04-04

Resumes are coming into the mayor's office for the police commissioner job just two days after it was posted online.

Mayor Catherine Pugh says she's looking for a can-do, reform-minded leader, with experience in developing relationships with community and civic groups.

This will be Mayor Pugh's third police commissioner since she took office a year and a half ago. She fired Kevin Davis in January after two and a half years on the job and replaced him with Darryl De Sousa, who had to resign in May because of failing to file his tax returns. Now, she has Gary Tuggle in as the Interim Police Commissioner, but he has said he would like to take on the job permanently.

Even though she has taken the job search beyond Baltimore, Pugh praised Tuggle while at a basketball event yesterday,

"We do have someone I do believe understands where we need to go we're still reducing violence every single day. We had an uptick in April, and in May we had an almost 30% reduction. We're still at a 20% right now as it relates to homicides."

Pugh says she knows of at least five to seven resumes her office has received for the job. She says there will be a reviewing process and she hopes to have a decision within the next 60 to 90 days.