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Newsmaker: BPD Commissioner Harrison, Policing In A Pandemic

Mar 20, 2020

BPD Commissioner Michael Harrison
Credit Baltimore City Police Department

As we confront the realities of the coronavirus pandemic and the disruption and anxiety it brings — medical personnel and first responders face unique and often dangerous challenges.  How will police, like first responders in hospitals, deal with shortages of protective equipment?    

Tom's guest today is Michael Harrison, the Commissioner of the Baltimore City Police Department.  He’s been on the job for just over one year now.  The BPD continues to respond to unrelenting violence on the city's streets, and now, police are forced to serve and protect Baltimoreans while also confronting the invisible menace of COVID-19. 

The Commissioner joins Tom on the line for the hour, and takes listener calls, emails and Tweets.