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Martin Bartness

Martin-Bartness

Focus Areas: Violence

Baltimore Police Department

Baltimore, MD

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Martin Bartness

Martin is in his 22nd year with the Baltimore Police Department and has served in virtually every type of operational and administrative role through the rank of major. He previously commanded the Special Investigations Section, where he worked to rebuild fractured relationships into productive partnerships between BPD and the community. He also assumed the lead role for the BPD in developing a comprehensive behavioral crisis response program by fostering collaborations with Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Baltimore Child & Adolescent Response System. Martin currently serves as the commander of Continuing Education.
 
With 3,000 employees and an operating budget of $500 million, the Baltimore Police Department is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the United States.