Council Approves McCullough as New County Police Chief

-photo courtesy of Councilman David Marks-

The Baltimore County Council officially approved Colonel Robert McCullough as new Baltimore County Police Chief 7 to 0.

McCullough was selected as a nominee last week by County Executive John Olszewski.

McCullough is a 35-year veteran of The Baltimore County Police Department and becomes the first African-American leader of the nation’s 21st largest police agency.

Olszewski thanked the Council for making the right decision to approve McCullough.

“I applaud the Council for its swift confirmation of 35-year Baltimore County Police Department veteran Robert McCullough as the Department’s Chief. He is a highly respected leader who shares my values for community policing, and I am confident that under his leadership, Baltimore County will remain safe for years to come,” Olszewski said in a statement.

Fifth District Councilman David Marks said he was proud to approve McCullough.

Congratulations to Colonel Robert McCullough on his unanimous approval as Baltimore County’s Chief of Police. Colonial McCullough received praise from law enforcement and community stakeholders alike,” Marks said.

“He brings more than three of decades of service to this critical position. I look forward to working with him to replenish, grow, and improve our police force.”

B.J. Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later in 2022.