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Baltimore County breaks barriers with police promotions

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Posted at 7:29 PM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 13:19:43-04

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. — Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski issued a statement following two promotions within the Baltimore County Police Department.

They include the promotion of Baltimore County Police Captain Deanna Chemelli who will become the Towson Precinct's first female captain, and Baltimore County Police Lieutenant Tonya Johnson who will become Baltimore County's first African American female lieutenant.

“A strong and effective police department looks like the community that they serve, and that must include the leadership ranks," Olszewski said. "We are so proud to announce the promotions of Captain Chemelli and Lieutenant Johnson. Congratulations to these barrier-breaking members of the command staff, as well as all of today’s promotees, on their new roles and for their exemplary dedication to protecting our communities. We are a safer county thanks to their service.”