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File #: R-51-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 12/4/2019 In control: Heritage Commission
On agenda: 3/9/2020 Final action: 12/9/2019
Title: Honoring Chief Joseph S. Johnson - For the purpose of recognizing and honoring Chief Joseph S. Johnson; and dedicating and approving the installation of a commemorative marker on naming the Annapolis Police Department building in his honor; and reinstalling the plaque recognizing Chief Howes.
Sponsors: Fred Paone, Dajuan K. Gay
Indexes: Heritage Commission
Attachments: 1. R-51-19 Honoring Joseph S Johnson First Reader.pdf, 2. R-51-Staff Report.pdf, 3. R-51-19 Fiscal Impact Note.pdf, 4. R-51-19 Amendment 1 Paone, Tierney.pdf, 5. R-51-19 SIGNED.pdf
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Honoring Chief Joseph S. Johnson - For the purpose of recognizing and honoring Chief Joseph S. Johnson; and dedicating and approving the installation of a commemorative marker on naming the Annapolis Police Department building in his honor; and reinstalling the plaque recognizing Chief Howes.
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Resolution 51-19

Introduced by Alderman Paone

Referred to
Heritage Commission
90-day Rule: 3/9/20


A RESOLUTION concerning

Honoring Chief Joseph S. Johnson

FOR the purpose of recognizing and honoring Chief Joseph S. Johnson; and dedicating and approving the installation of a commemorative marker on naming the Annapolis Police Department building in his honor; and reinstalling the plaque recognizing Chief Howes.

WHEREAS, Chief Joseph S. Johnson was born on January 31, 1943, and grew up in Annapolis, Maryland; and

WHEREAS, Chief Joseph S. Johnson began his career in law enforcement with the Baltimore Police Department in 1968, working his way up through the ranks and ultimately serving in the position of Colonel, chief of patrol; and

WHEREAS, In July 1991, Chief Joseph S. Johnson retired from the Baltimore Police Department and was hired to serve as assistant chief of the Annapolis Police Department; and

WHEREAS, In 1994, he was elevated to Chief of Police of the Annapolis Police Department, the first African-American to hold this position; and

WHEREAS, During the tenure of Chief Joseph S. Johnson a federally mandated Consent Decree was satisfied, which increased the number of women and minority officers in the Annapolis Police Department; and

WHEREAS, Under the leadership of Chief Joseph S. Johnson, he brought stability and professionalism to the Annapolis Police Department; and

WHEREAS, The Annapolis Police Department building has never officially been named and the City Council wishes to dedicate to, and install a commemorative marker on, name the building in honor of Chief Joseph S. Johnson.

NOW, THEREFORE,...

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