City of Cambridge Press Release
Contact: Office of the City Manager
City of Cambridge
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Cambridge, Maryland 21613
For Immediate Release
Justin Todd Named Next Police Chief for the City of Cambridge
Cambridge, MD (January 11, 2022). A 22-year-veteran of the Cambridge Police Department will now be able to print business cards removing the word “interim” from his title.
Justin Todd has been named to serve as the next police chief for the City of Cambridge and was sworn into this office on Monday, January 9th at a City Council meeting.
Todd has served as interim police chief since August of 2022 after the retirement of long-serving veteran, Mark Lewis. Before stepping up as chief, he was captain of operations where he was also public information officer and was in charge of Internal Affairs. Chief Todd has been part of the administration at the Cambridge Police Department since being promoted to lieutenant overseeing the Criminal Investigations Division in 2015. Todd was born and raised in Dorchester County.
Since joining the Cambridge Police Department Chief Todd has received over thirty-five distinguished awards throughout his years in the Patrol and Criminal Investigation Division. These include being named Officer of the Year in 2006 and in 2012. Chief Todd was also awarded the Exceptional Heroism award in October of 2013 from the United States Marshall Service. At that time, that honor had only been awarded 13 other times throughout the United States since the existence of the Marshall service.
In October of 2014 Chief Todd was accepted into the FBI National Academy where he spent 11 weeks in Quantico, Virginia and graduated in December of that year. Chief Todd sits on the Criminal Justice Advisory Boards for Chesapeake College and Wor-Wic Community College. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Chief Todd said regarding his promotion, “I feel honored and privileged to be the next Chief of Police for our great city. Since becoming an officer here twenty-two years ago I have developed a great passion for the City of Cambridge and the citizens. As we move forward, my goal is to continue focusing on community-oriented policing and building strong relationships between our Police Department and the citizens we serve.” Chief Todd noted, “Every officer is a part of the community they are policing, getting to know the residents and developing positive relationships to help problem-solve. By working in partnership with our community, we can lower crime and all of Cambridge a safer community.”
City Manager Tom Carroll appointed Chief Todd to the position, and the Commissioners of Cambridge endorsed it as well. Carroll said, “Chief Todd has my full confidence, and the Cambridge Police department is so fortunate to have him leading our finest women and men in blue.”