Davis To Be Named Deputy Police Chief

Maj. Pamela Davis will become the county's newest deputy police chief in a special ceremony Thursday morning in Edgewater. She had previously served as interim chief earlier this year.

Several police officers, including former interim police chief Pamela Davis, are scheduled to be honored at a promotional ceremony Thursday morning at the southern district police station in Edgewater.

According to a police press release, Davis, a 19-year veteran of the department, will be promoted to Deputy Chief of the Office of Executive Services on Wednesday. Her previous posts include Commander of the Training Academy, the Criminal Investigation Division and both the southern and eastern districts.

In July, Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold following former police chief James Teare’s announcement that he would retire effective Aug. 1. However, 15 days later on July 26, , effective July 31.

Davis will replace former Deputy Chief Emerson Davis who retired in August, and Deputy Chief David E. Pressley, who is set to retire in September.

The promotional ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Thursday will honor several other officers receiving promotions: 

  • Capt. William Krampf to the position of major of the Patrol Services Bureau.
  • Lt. Michelle Simpson to the position of captain of the southern district.
  • Lt. Timothy Altomare to the position of captain of the northern district.
  • Lt. Herbert Hasenpusch to the position of captain of the Office of Emergency Management.

“These deserving commanders are assets to the police department and the community they serve,” Tolliver said in the press release. “It gives me great pleasure to announce their promotions, and to recognize their individual achievements and dedication to the police department.”

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the date of the promotion ceremony, which is set for Thursday morning. Patch regrets the error.

Patrick H. August 28, 2012 at 09:31 PM
We are new to this area but are glad to see them giving her a chance. Congrats!
Maryellen Brady August 29, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Well that is great news for the Southern District. I know our communities have worked well with the department to keep us safe and sensible. It is an honor for MS Davis, but it is a reflection on the quality of staff that Southern District has available and the dedication of the men and women who serve us. Congratulations for a job well done.
Scott N August 29, 2012 at 03:44 PM
The promotion ceremony is set for Thursday, August 30, at 8:30am, via AACPD press release
Jane Cox August 29, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Congratulations to all that will be promoted!!!
Patricia O'Brien - Boarman September 01, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Major Pamela Davis, promoted To Deputy Chief, so deserving and she has all of the credentials needed to become an extraordinary Deputy Chief, she and Major William Kramp and Lt. Timothy Altonare all worked at the Souther District Police Station prior to their promotion yesterday. They are all qualified professionals and I wish them all much luck as they will face many challenges in their new positions. We have very good men and women Police Officers, with exception of a few which you will find in every profession, we should all be proud of them as they put their lives on the line every day. At the promotion ceremony I was pleased to see that all who were promoted had their families there in support and now Major Kramp had his younger Son pin his badge on him and our new Police Chief Tolliver was present and he gave a plaque to retiring Deputy Chief David Pressley who is one of our Police Department's finest. So congratulations to all on your promotions. Welcome to Lt. promoted to Captain Michelle Simpson over 20 years service who will be stationed at the Southern District, she worked in the Detective Section at Southern a few years back, has been to the FBI Academy, is a professional and has credentials. Good bye to Captain Jordan who has been transferred from Southern to Headfquarters, we will miss him but wish him luck in his future endeavors with the Police Department.


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