Chief Lisa Myers

Chief Lisa Myers is a 31-year veteran of the Howard County Police Department and served as Chief from February 2019 through January 2022. Chief Myers first retired from the agency as a Captain in 2018 but returned the following year to take on the role as Chief.  County Executive Ball appointed her as the first African-American and first woman as Chief of Police in Howard County, and one of the first in the state. Before 2018, she was the commander of the Human Resources Bureau, overseeing Employment Services and the Education and Training Division.

 During her career, she 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, Asian American and Pacific Islander Workgroup, Human Trafficking Prevention Council, Law Enforcement Body Worn Camera Task Force, Local Children’s Board and the selection committee for the Anti-Defamation League SHIELD awards.

Chief Myers has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland.