Vanguard Justice Society

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The Vanguard Justice Society is a non-profit organization based in Baltimore, Maryland, representing the Baltimore Police Department's African American police officers. Founded in 1971,[1] the organization's goals include:

  • The promotion of Justice, Fairness and Effectiveness in Law Enforcement and the legality of action taken.
  • To establish and maintain positive relations between the police and the community.
  • To educate police officers so that we perform with professionalism, pride and sensitivity.
  • To aid in the enlistment of qualified African Americans into the Law Enforcement profession.[1]

The organization is currently led by Lt. Colonel Rick Hite,[1] commander of the department's Youth Services Division.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Welcome to the official website of the Vanguard Justice Society, Inc". Archived from the original on 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2015-05-02.
  2. ^ "Opening eyes, minds: Youths see a world beyond Baltimore". The Baltimore Sun. July 6, 2008.

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