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County Executive Steuart Pittman Statement on Police Chief Altomare’s Retirement

Annapolis, Md (July 21, 2020) Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman released the following statement tonight, after Police Chief Timothy J. Altomare announced his retirement after two decades as an Anne Arundel County Police Officer. Chief Altomare has served as Police Chief since 2014. His retirement is effective August 1, 2020.

I am sad to announce that our Police Chief, Tim Altomare, is retiring. Chief Altomare has been an outstanding police chief. He took a divided and damaged department in 2014 and implemented more of the 21st Century Policing Task Force reforms than any Maryland department that I know of. 

He doubled our number of African American sworn officers, implemented Fair and Impartial Policing training for all officers, and made our Crisis Intervention Teams the best in the world. He built strong relationships in every community, and with his own officers. I know that he deserves a rest about now, but I expect that we’ll hear more from him in the future. 

Personally, I will miss Tim Altomare, but I intend to call him often, as we continue his work building the best police department in Maryland.

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