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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,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Annapolis recognize the achievements of Chief Joseph S. Johnson.

 

AND BE IF FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that a commemorative marker be dedicated to and installed on the Annapolis Police Department building in honor of Chief Joseph S. Johnson.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Annapolis Police Department building be named in honor of Chief Joseph S. Johnson.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the plaque recognizing Chief Howes be relocated to a new prominent location in the front of the Annapolis Police Department building.

 

AND BE IF FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that this resolution shall take effect from the date of its passage.

 

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