Police Accountability Task Force of Howard County

About the Task Force

The Police Accountability Task Force of Howard County (PATF-HoCo), is a group of like-minded community activists who are all long-term residents of the county. We organized last summer to take action within Howard County to address issues and concerns around racial inequality/disparities in policing.

We are currently focused on: (i) the implementation of a Body-Worn Camera Program at the Howard County Police Department; and (ii) the proposed establishment of a new HoCo Police Accountability Board by the County Executive and the County Council. We are excited to be working with so many other significant community organizations in our county who share this objective.

The PATF-HoCo is led by a steering committee consisting of the following members: Jacqueline Akinpelu, Bill Cozzo, James Gormley, Hiruy Hadgu, Angie Page, and Ted Stewart.