BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County’s new police chief was sworn into her new role Monday.
Melissa Hyatt is the first female chief in Baltimore County history.READ MORE: Baltimore County Public Schools Feeling The Impact Of Nationwide Teacher Shortage
She’s a 20-year veteran of the Baltimore City Police Department and a graduate of the FBI National Academy.READ MORE: Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey To Speak At Graduation Ceremony For People Who Completed Drug Treatment
She succeeds Terrence Sheridan, who held the position since 2017.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Police Union Advises Officers To Not Disclose Their Vaccination Status Ahead Of City's Mandate
With her appointment, all of the county’s public safety agencies are now led by women.