Lt. Samuel Hood

Lt. Samuel Hood III is a 17-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department and currently serves as director of law enforcement operations for "Citiwatch," the City of Baltimore's closed circuit surveillance network, which consists of 542 cameras. He is responsible for virtual law enforcement, public safety and crowd control in Baltimore, which attracts approximately 10 million tourists, convention attendees, vacationers, grand prix enthusiasts, sport fans, and the downtown work force each year. He previously commanded the planning and research section, where one of his duties included emergency mobilization planning and citywide security assessment. Hood was a 1999 finalist for the Herman Goldstein Problem Orientated Policing Award for his Chronic Truancy Abatement program.