Local Control Advisory Board

The Local Control Advisory Board is a community-driven advisory board tasked with studying and making recommendations on issues related to the transition of control of the Baltimore Police Department from the State of Maryland to the City of Baltimore.

At the request of Mayor Scott, Maryland lawmakers passed SB0786 during the 2021 legislative session. The legislation established the Local Control Advisory Board to help guide the process and made final approval of the transition contingent on City voters through a charter amendment which must be put on the ballot.

The Board must submit an interim report to the City Council, General Assembly, and Governor by December 1, 2021, and a final report by December 1, 2022. The Mayor has set a goal of getting local control on the ballot in 2022.

Local Control Advisory Board Public Outreach Meeting

On November 8, 2022, Baltimore City voters will have the opportunity to vote FOR Charter Amendment Question “H” to make the Baltimore Police Department a city agency instead of a state agency. Join the representatives of the Local Control Advisory Board for the first of a series of in-person community meetings to learn more about the local control Question "H" charter amendment and to make your voice heard on this very important issue.

When: Wednesday, October 27h at 6:00 PM
Livestream: shorturl.at/bMNX7 
Password: QuestionH 

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Membership Roster:

Organization Representative Designee
Mayor's Office Mayor Brandon M. Scott Michael Huber
Maryland Senate Cory McCray  
Maryland House of Delegates Stephanie Smith  
Police Commissioner Michael Harrison Andy Smullian
Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement Shantay Jackson  
Chief Equity Officer Dana Moore  
City Council President Nick Mosby Nikki Thompson
City Solicitor Jim Shea  
Civilian Review Board Tyler Salley  
Community Member Mark Washington  
Community Member Ray Kelly  
Community Member Caylin Young  
FOP Robert Cherry  
Vanguard Lisa Robinson  
No Boundaries Ashiah Parker  
NAACP Tre Murphy  
CASA Lydia Walther Rodriguez  
Citizens Advisory Commission for Public Safety
(ex officio)
Tyler Adamson  

General Files

Topic File
Question H Flyer
(click here for transcription)
Question H Presentation Download
Interim Report - to City Council Download
Interim Report - to Maryland Governor Download
Interim Report - to Maryland General Assembly Download
Local Control Effect of Art. II, Sec. 27  Download
22-0248 - Charter Amendment - Baltimore City Police Department - Local Control - Establishment

Meeting Files

Local Control Advisory Board
Meeting File
July 22, 2022 Minutes
June 24, 2022 Minutes
June 17, 2022 Agenda
June 10, 2022 Agenda
June 3, 2022 Agenda
April 29, 2022 Agenda
April 22, 2022 Minutes
April 8, 2022 Minutes
February 11, 2022 Agenda
January 14, 2022 Agenda
January 5, 2022 Agenda
December 15, 2021 Minutes
  Written Testimony in Support
of BPD Local Control Legislation
  Solicitor Presentation
November 30, 2021 Minutes
October 27, 2021 Agenda
November 08, 2021 Agenda
November 30, 2021 Agenda
Charter Review Committee
Meeting File
June 21, 2022 Minutes
June 14, 2022 Minutes
Outreach Committee
Meeting File
June 21, 2022 Minutes
June 14, 2022 Minutes


Meeting details will be shared on this page.  We have the following meeting dates scheduled.

Full Board Meeting

Charter Review Committee

  • To be announced

Outreach Committee 

  • When: Wednesday, October 12th at 6:00pm
  • Where: CASA de Maryland - 2706 Pulaski Highway, 21224
  • Livestream: https://fb.me/e/2FKoycZjJ