The announcement was made on Friday by Mayor Michael O’Connor
Frederick, MD (KB) The City of Frederick has a new Police Chief. During a news briefing Friday afternoon, Mayor Michael O’Connor announced that Jason Lando has been chosen to fill the job, after what was almost a year long process.
“Lando comes to Frederick from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, where he has served the Pittsburgh communities since 2000,” said the Mayor. “Lando worked his way up from the ranks of Officer, to Commander.”
Mayor O’Connor said Lando worked with Youth Connections in Pittsburgh.
“He was the catalyst behind several community programs, including Youth Connections, a comprehensive team engagement program that paired youth with officers for one-on-one conversations and role-reversal scenarios,” he explained.
The Mayor said through this program, community cooperation with police increased, complaints dropped, and crime decreased in most categories.
Lando had this message for the citizens in Frederick.
“It is my goal to build relationships rooted in trust and transparency with the many diverse community groups throughout the city,” he stated. “I’ve seen first-hand the amazing things that can be accomplished when police and residents work together.”
Lando also spoke to the Frederick Police Department.
“To the men and women of the Frederick Police Department, this organization has an exceptional reputation, and I’m excited to work alongside each of you as we look for new and innovative ways to protect and serve the residents of Frederick,” said Lando.
Lando will officially begin his new role on March 8th, 2021.