Baltimore Sheriff's deputies to begin weekly foot patrols

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Until further notice, every Friday, the Sheriff’s Office of Baltimore City will redeploy deputies from civil enforcement and direct them to conduct high-visibility community oriented patrol. Major Sabrina Tapp-Harper spoke with WEAA's Julius White about the new initiative.

Sheriff patrol will begin this Friday with fifteen deputy sheriffs walking foot patrol on Monument Street, Eastern Avenue and the East 25th Street and Harford Road corridor located in the South-East and Eastern Districts of Baltimore City.   The Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office will continue to conduct community policing patrols with two deputies each evening in South Baltimore and deploy one deputy at Baltimore City College during school dismissal time in order to safeguard students.

This Saturday, seven deputy sheriffs will deploy to the Fells Point Festival to provide law enforcement services. This Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office will deploy thirty deputy sheriffs to Lake Montebello in East Baltimore for the American Cancer Society- “Making Strides against Breast Cancer” event that is expecting several thousand participants.  The City Sheriff’s Office will redeploy deputies from the sheriff’s landlord tenant section and the child support enforcement unit. Redeployed deputies will complete all assignments by working overtime hours and extended shifts. Sheriff supervisors will carefully monitor deputies to ensure these extra duties do not result in staff burnout or a reduction of services.  

Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office will deploy thirty deputy sheriffs to Lake Montebello in East Baltimore for the American Cancer Society- “Making Strides against Breast Cancer” event that is expecting several thousand participants.             

The City Sheriff’s Office will redeploy deputies from the sheriff’s landlord tenant section and the child support enforcement unit. Redeployed deputies will complete all assignments by working overtime hours and extended shifts. Sheriff supervisors will carefully monitor deputies to ensure these extra duties do not result in staff burnout or a reduction of services.  

There are one hundred and three deputy sheriffs in Baltimore City which have the authority to enforce both civil and criminal laws. The number of deputy sheriff’s in Baltimore City is legislatively set by State Law and funded by the City of Baltimore.       

‘We deeply care about the people affected by crime in Baltimore and funding additional deputy sheriff resources would provide my Office with the ability to help all neighborhoods in the City become safer,” said Sheriff John Anderson.

“Until then we will continue to seek creative solutions to do more with what we have”