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.

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She’s a 20-year veteran of the Baltimore City Police Department and a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

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She succeeds Terrence Sheridan, who held the position since 2017.

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With her appointment, all of the county’s public safety agencies are now led by women.