Calvert's police accountability board holds first meeting
A historic meeting took place Wednesday morning at the Harriet Elizabeth Brown Community Center in Prince Frederick as Calvert County’s recently appointed police accountability board convened for the first time.
The nine-member panel was created after state legislation passed in 2021 mandated Maryland’s jurisdictions create citizen committees to oversee local law enforcement. Calvert began its formulation process in a timely manner and, after several well-attended town hall-style meetings, began the application and vetting processes. One week before the state-mandated compliance date — July 1 — the county commissioners appointed eight of the nine members to the new board.