Lisa Myers will be named the new Howard County Police Chief tomorrow…and will become effective February 1st. Here is the announcement via media advisory just a little bit ago:
January 7, 2019
Scott L. Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412
Sherry Llewellyn, Director of Public Affairs, Howard County Police Department, 410-313-2236
County Executive Ball to Hold News Conference Announcing New Howard County Police Department Chief Lisa Myers
ELLICOTT CITY – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will name Lisa Myers, a retired Howard County Police Department Captain, as the department’s new Chief at a press conference on Tuesday, January 7, in the Columbia/Ellicott Rooms at the George Howard Building at 11:30 a.m.
“I am selecting a 27-year veteran of the Howard County Police Department, a law enforcement professional committed to community policing and making all of our communities safe,” said County Executive Ball. “Lisa treats everyone in our community with respect, dignity, transparency, a consistent willingness to go ‘above and beyond’ to be helpful and a constant vigilance to keep us all safe. Our police department is one of the best in the nation and the reputation of this county being one of the safest communities in the nation is attracting families and businesses to move here as much as our top-ranked school system. Lisa Myers will continue this success.”
Myers had previously retired in January of 2018 as the Commander of the Human Resources Bureau, overseeing Employment Services and the Education and Training Division. Myers began her career in 1990 as a civilian Crime Laboratory Technician. She entered the police academy in 1994 and worked within various components of the Police Department, including as the Chief of Staff, Patrol Division Watch Commander, Supervisor of Youth Services and Public Information Officer. She is an exceptional communicator with notable success in management of operations focused on lowering crime and building community partnerships. Myers has represented the Police Department in labor management negotiations and on multiple boards to include the Police Foundation, Citizens Advisory Council, African American Community Roundtable, and Police and Business Professionals Partnership.
Myers will become the Howard County Police Chief effective February 1.
“I have dedicated my career to the Howard County Police Department and I look forward to leading the agency with transparency and accountability,” said incoming Chief Myers.
WHO: Calvin Ball, Howard County Executive
Lisa Myers, Incoming Chief, Howard County Police Department
WHAT: County Executive Ball to Hold News Conference Announcing New Howard
County Police Chief Lisa Myers
WHEN: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
WHERE: Columbia/Ellicott Room
George Howard Building
3430 Court House Dr., # 100,
Ellicott City, MD
Here is information from the HCPD on the retirement of Lisa Myers back in February 2018: