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Posted on: March 26, 2021

CHAIR HAWKINS RESPONDS TO COUNTY EXECUTIVE SELECTION FOR NEW PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY CHIEF OF POLICE

COUNCIL CHAIR CALVIN S. HAWKINS, II RESPONDS TO COUNTY EXECUTIVE SELECTION FOR NEW PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY CHIEF OF POLICE

The Prince George’s County Council welcomes County Executive Angela Alsobrooks’ announcement of her selection for the County’s next Chief of Police, City of Dallas Deputy Police Chief Malik Aziz.

We appreciate the leadership and partnership of County Executive Alsobrooks and her executive team in the nationwide search for a new police chief.

The Council believes it is important for our next police chief to build trust in the community, and improve relationships, accountability and inclusiveness across the department. 

With the recommendations of the County’s Police Reform Work Group and other important public input as a guide, the selection of a new police chief offers a critical step forward to achieve the work to transform our police department and better serve our community. 

The Council looks forward to active community engagement during its confirmation proceedings, which will be scheduled once the appointment is officially transmitted by the County Executive to the Council. 

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