Mayor Scott Releases Statement on Police Commissioner, Fire Chief Confirmations

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Brandon M. Scott
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BALTIMORE, MD (Monday, October 2, 2023) – Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott released the following statement on the confirmations of Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley and Fire Chief James Wallace following the meeting of the Baltimore City Council this evening:

“On behalf of the City of Baltimore, I want to congratulate Baltimore Police Commissioner Rich Worley and Fire Chief James Wallace on their respective confirmations during this evening’s City Council hearing. During my time in City government, I have seen firsthand the accountability, dedication, and hard work of these two public servants and their commitment to our great city. I want to thank the City Council for confirming these nominations with the rigorous oversight that the importance of these two positions justify. With Commissioner Worley and Chief Wallace at the helm, I know that our police and fire departments will continue to build on the progress we have made under my administration to build a better, safer Baltimore for all. Their wealth of experience and deep understanding of the ins-and-outs of their departments, as well as of the challenges that our city must address, make them the ideal leaders for these critical City agencies. I look forward to swearing them into their new roles soon.”

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