Major Stephanie C. Lansey is a daughter of Baltimore who grew up in Harlem Park, graduated from Park School and the Notre Dame University of Maryland.
And after having been on the Baltimore City police force for 21 years, she now assumes command of the Eastern District.
Lansey has served in the Southern District, been a hostage negotiator since 2005 and for seven years worked in criminal intelligence. She also served in the Protection Unit for mayors Martin O’Malley and Sheila Dixon.
She is the first woman to run the district, considered along with Western District as the toughest in the city. She proudly follows in the tradition of Violet Hill Whyte, the first woman and the first African American hired by the Baltimore Police Department in 1937.