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Anne Arundel County Executive Appoints New Police Chief

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)– Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold has appointed Larry W. Tolliver as the chief of the county police department.

Tolliver, 66, has 39 years of experience in law enforcement and previously served in the same capacity from 1997 to 1998. He was also the Maryland State Police superintendent from 1992 to 1995 and as the director of enforcement for the Comptroller of Maryland and as a state trooper for almost three decades.

“This is a homecoming for me,” 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.”

Leopold had appointed Major Pam Davis as the acting chief of police until the department found a replacement for Chief James Teare, whose retirement would be effective August 1. Tolliver takes over on July 31.

“The appointment of a permanent chief allows the Department to move forward,” Major Davis said. “I had the pleasure of working with him [Tolliver] 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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