Baltimore Co. Police Could Lose Many Top Leaders

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — An early-retirement incentive could cause major attrition at the top ranks of the Baltimore County Police Department.

Roughly one-quarter of the department’s top leaders are expected to leave, and the chief of staff to County Executive Kevin Kamenetz tells The Baltimore Sun that some of the officers plan to retire on Tuesday.

The buyouts are available to officers with the rank of captain or higher. There are about 40 members of the department’s executive corps, but spokeswoman Elise Armacost says the number of officers expected to retire is regularly fluctuating.

The incentive was approved by the County Council after being proposed last month by Kamenetz.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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