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County Executive Leopold Announces Appointment of Larry Tolliver as Chief of Police

Previously served as Maryland State Police Superintendent and County Police Chief

Annapolis (July 26, 2012) - County Executive John R. Leopold today named former Maryland State Police Superintendent Larry W. Tolliver Chief of the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

"Larry Tolliver is a law enforcement veteran with 39 years of experience and, as a former County Police Chief, has an intimate knowledge of our Police Department," County Executive Leopold said. "I am confident he can effectively lead the men and women of our police force and build on the impressive record of crime reduction established over the last six years."

Tolliver, 66, served as Superintendent of Maryland State Police from 1992 to 1995 before becoming Chief of the Anne Arundel County Police Department from 1997 to 1998. He also served as Director of Enforcement for the Comptroller of Maryland and as a State Trooper for almost three decades.

Larry Tolliver

"This is a homecoming for me, and I am honored to have the opportunity to work with County Executive Leopold and to serve the people of Anne Arundel County," Tolliver said. "This is a Department we can be proud of, and I am excited to bring a fresh perspective to making our force even stronger."

Major Pam Davis agreed to serve as Acting Chief pending the retirement of James Teare Sr. during the search for a permanent selection. Tolliver’s appointment is effective July 31.

"The appointment of a permanent chief allows the Department to move forward," Major Davis said. "Chief Tolliver is an excellent choice. I had the pleasure of working with him at both the Maryland State Police and Anne Arundel County Police Department, and found him to be an exceptional leader. I look forward to serving with him again."


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