We participate annually as a local sponsor of "National Night Out" against Crime. "National Night Out" is designed to:
1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
2. Generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts.
3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
4. Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and standing together.
Operation P.U.L.S.E. secured and administered the Hotspots grant, an initiative funded by the state through the Baltimore City Police Department and was a coordinated effort of state, local, and neighborhood groups to reduce crime enhance neighborhood safety, and pride.
Operation P.U.L.S.E. facilitated the Ambassadors Program which trained persons in security techniques and community relations in partnership with John Hopkins Medical Institutions Corporate Security along H.E.B.C.A.C. (Historic East Baltimore Community Act on Coalition). These persons patrolled the Monument Street Merchant Corridor as part of training. The 6-month long training program served as a springboard for individuals completing the program to be hired by Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Corporate Security. P.U.L.S.E. additionally assisted persons in acquiring a G.E.D.
Through sharing the documentary, The Interrupters, P.U.L.S.E. initiated a crucial dialogue between former gang members, law enforcement, and our community. Operation P.U.L.S.E. also allowed the community to show appreciation for those who put their lives on the line each day and the families who have loved and lost. The Heroes Behind the Badge showing gave the community a perspective that had been missing in many communities where trust between law enforcement and residents is now growing.
Operation P.U.L.S.E. has even been privileged to be visited by the former United States Attorney General, The Honorable Janet Reno, to see firsthand how P.U.L.S.E. makes a difference in the community it serves and the lives of people so affected by crime. P.U.L.S.E. continues to be honored by churches, schools, and local and state governments for their commitment to crime prevention.
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Samuel T. Redd, Jr. has served his beloved hometown for more than twenty years as the Executive Director of Operation P.U.L.S.E. a faith-based public safety initiative designed to have a positive impact on removing crime and violence from the East Baltimore community. Mr. Redd is often called upon to speak in public forums, seminars, and training classes on crime prevention and faith-based initiatives. Sam’s experience and passion for serving the community have afforded him the opportunity to be requested and appointed to serve on the mayor’s transition team. Additionally, Sam’s keen knowledge has been instrumental in bridging the gap between businesses, schools, churches, law enforcement agencies, and the community.
Under Sam Redd’s leadership, P.U.L.S.E. has received numerous citations and awards from governors, mayors, United States House of Representatives, United States Senate and community groups as well as other organizations and institutions. During a formal ceremony in April 2016, Mr. Redd accepted on behalf of Operation P.U.L.S.E., as the state of Maryland’s recipient of the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for 2015.
Sam is a promoter of crime prevention and safety, community cohesiveness, and partnership. With every event, workshop, and annual community activity planned, he seeks to galvanize volunteers and community partners to display that “we are all in it together” building and maintaining a safe environment to live, work, worship, and go to school and play. Every year, he hosts one of Baltimore’s biggest and well-attended "National Night Out" Against Crime block parties, supports multiple communities with back-to-school supplies as well as spearheads a Pre-Thanksgiving Community Dinner and Awards Worship Service all through community partnerships. Sam’s goals have been and are still, to continue to make East Baltimore and Baltimore City as a whole a safe place to work, worship, matriculate and live.
Sam has an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from The Eastern Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, VA, He is a graduate of the spring 2008 Class of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Citizens Academy, He attended Catonsville School of Mortuary Science and is a distinguished alumna of the Historic Baltimore City College High School.
Sam has served his beloved hometown in several capacities, most notably and near and dear to his heart, as the Fire Commissioner of Baltimore City Fire Department where he strived for equality and better working conditions for firefighters and paramedics & chaired the drug and alcohol policy. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins Brancati Center as well as the Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins University SOURCE Community Council. He has additionally served on the board of Metro Crime Stoppers. Additional accomplishments: Past 1st Vice President, and President of the FBI Alumni Association, Former producer of Baltimore City Cable Network (TV 25) television show, The PULSE, which featured and highlighted law enforcement officials and those actively engaged in public safety in and around the City, Transition team for Former Mayor Stephanie Blake, Public Safety Committee for Former Mayor Kurt Schmoke, chaired public safety team for The Empowerment Grant, Board of Parks and Recreation for Baltimore County, board member of PAL ( police athletic league), advisory board Maryland State Probation and Parole.
Sam is a member of Sharon Baptist Church, serves on the Board of Deacons, and is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Additionally, Sam manages The Redd Funeral Service. Sam is married to Lydia McCargo Redd.
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