Michael S. Harrison

Michael S. Harrison is the Commissioner of the Baltimore, Maryland, Police Department’s. Before coming to Baltimore, Commissioner Harrison served in the New Orleans, Louisiana, Police Department (NOPD). He joined the NOPD in 1991 and ascended steadily through the ranks. He was appointed to Superintendent in 2014 and led the department for over four years.

Commissioner Harrison has been instrumental in the development, implementation, and assessment of community policing programs that have led to increased partnership and collaboration. He also has considerable experience in navigating a policing agency through the rigors of operating under a federal consent decree.

Commissioner Harrison is the President of the Police Executive Research Forum Board of Directors and is a member of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.

He received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix and a Masters of Criminal Justice from Loyola University New Orleans. He is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police, the Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, and the F.B.I’s National Executive Institute.