About the Chief:
Police Chief Lisa D. Myers is a 29-year veteran of the Howard County Police Department. She was appointed Chief in February 2019, one year after her retirement from the agency as a Captain. At that time, she was the commander of the Human Resources Bureau, overseeing Employment Services and the Education and Training Division.
Chief Myers began her career with HCPD in 1990 as a civilian crime lab technician. She entered the police academy in 1994 and worked in various components of the police department, including as the Chief of Staff, Patrol Division Watch Commander, supervisor of Youth Services, Public Information Officer and Community Officer. She is an exceptional communicator with notable success in management of operations focused on lowering crime and building community partnerships.
Chief Myers has represented the police department in labor management negotiations and on multiple boards to include the Howard County Police Foundation, Citizens Advisory Council, African American Community Roundtable, Human Trafficking Prevention Council, Local Children’s Board and selection committee for the Anti-Defamation League SHIELD awards.
Chief Myers holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Coppin State University and is a member of Leadership Howard County, a premier program for business leaders. She is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Maryland Chiefs of Police Association and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).
Since her appointment, Chief Myers has implemented new initiatives to better serve the community and police department. She launched a one-year field test to use drones in police operations; a realignment of patrol beats to improve response times and create a more equitable workload for officers; a reorganization of the police department’s structure to increase the efficiency of operations; and a partnership with local non-profit Fidos For Freedom, to bring comfort dogs to the 911 dispatch center.