Baltimore at a glance

Population by race and Hispanic origin

Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations

Full-time law enforcement staff, Baltimore Police Department

  • 2,465 Officers
  • 475 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 4.19 Baltimore
  • 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Baltimore Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated September 11, 2022

We identified over $34.2M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Baltimore
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$959,956.00 10/1/2020
BALTIMORE, CITY OF BALTIMORE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$2,830,272.00 7/1/2020
BALTIMORE, CITY OF CHP Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime
$750,000.00 10/1/2019
BALTIMORE, CITY OF FY 19 CGIC PROGRAM Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$859,773.00 10/1/2018
BALTIMORE, CITY OF BALTIMORE CITY MARYLAND JAG ROUND 15 Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime

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Military equipment transfers

Data last updated September 6, 2022

$22.7K value of military equipment has been transferred to the Baltimore Police Department

The highest-value stock number reported is RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER with 19 items valued at $499.00 each

Recent equipment transfers

Military equipment transfers
Ship date Item and National Stock Number (NSN) Quantity Acquisition value, each Acquisition value, total DEMIL code DEMIL IC
3/24/2014 SIGHT,REFLEX
24 24 @ $396.00 $9,504.00 D 1
2/18/2004 RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER
19 19 @ $499.00 $9,481.00 D 1
20 20 @ $108.00 $2,160.00 D 1
10 10 @ $108.00 $1,080.00 D 1

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Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 25, 2022

Consent decree

Baltimore has a consent decree with the Department of Justice that went into effect on Apr 7, 2017.

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We identified 6 publicly reported settlements that resulted in policy changes and $46,739,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Year Description Outcome

The City of Baltimore settled a lawsuit with Yusef Smith, who served jail time because of an officer’s false testimony.

Officer Michael O’Sullivan arrested Smith due to his proximity to a gun on the ground. Smith was subsequently charged with illegal possession of a handgun and other firearm offenses. O’Sullivan wrote a false statement saying that he saw Smith throw the gun before fleeing the scene. O’Sullivan repeated this testimony at trial, causing Smith to be convicted.  O’Sullivan was later convicted of perjury, sentenced to 15 months in prison, and then eventually resigned from the police department on December 1, 2020. Smith will receive $100,000 from the city.


In November 2020, the City of Baltimore approved a multimillion-dollar payment to settle several lawsuits concerning the city’s Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF). The payments will settle seven cases of police misconduct against Baltimore’s corrupt GTTF and include $8 million to two men the GTTF planted narcotics on in 2010.

Umar Burley and Brent Matthews, the recipients of the largest settlement payment, served time in prison after an illegal car chase conducted by Baltimore Police. The chase resulted in the death of an 86-year-old man. Two separate but related lawsuits amounted to nearly $600,000 in settlement payments. Several officers on the GTTF were convicted of federal crimes, such as racketeering for robbing city residents.


Officials announce policy changes to limit discrimination in hiring by the police force.

Baltimore County announced in November 2020 that it will refrain from using written examinations for police recruitment purposes. A 2019 lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) alleged that the County was engaging in unintentional employment discrimination against African Americans applicants.

The lawsuit asserted the African American applicants were discriminated against in the hiring of entry-level police officer and cadet positions by heavily weighing examination scores in hiring decisions. DOJ officials argued that hiring examinations were not job-related and disproportionately excluded African Americans.

Policy changes

The Baltimore Police Department settled claims of sexual harassment and discrimination with Luis Garcia, a Hispanic Officer, for $62,000.

Officer Garcia’s lawsuit alleged that the Baltimore Police Department has a pattern of discrimination against Hispanic men. His suit was filed separately but is related to another settlement granted to Officer Jasmin Rowlett.


The Baltimore Police Department settled claims of race and sex-based discrimination as well as sexual harassment with Jasmin Rowlett, a Black female officer

Rowlett and fellow Officer Luis Garcia were accused of fraternization by their colleagues, who also spread rumors about a relationship between the two. Rowlett also alleged that her supervisor made suggestive comments towards her.

2010 - 2019

Between 2010 and 2014, Baltimore spent $12 million on police misconduct cases; between 2015 and 2019, Baltimore taxpayers paid a total of $24.5 million for police misconduct settlements.

In 2015, The Wall Street Journal released an analysis of settlement totals from instances of police misconduct among the ten largest local police departments in the nation. Many of the cases involved in the analysis involved alleged beatings, shootings, and wrongful imprisonment. The analysis determined that, between 2010 and 2014, the City of Baltimore spent $12 million on police misconduct cases. A separate analysis conducted by Baltimore Brew concluded that Baltimore taxpayers paid $24.5 million for police misconduct settlements between fiscal years 2015 and 2019.