Samuel T. Redd was born, raised, and educated in Baltimore City. He graduated from the Historic Baltimore City College High School, a fact he states with pride as a distinguished alumna. Mr. Redd has served his beloved hometown in several capacities, most notably as the Fire Commissioner of Baltimore City Fire Department. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Operation P.U.L.S.E., a position he has held since 1992. 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. Mr. Redd has been called upon often to speak in public forums, seminars and training classes on crime prevention and faith based initiatives. Mr. Redd additionally has been instrumental in bridging the gap between businesses, schools, churches, law enforcement agencies and the community. Mr. Redd has served on the board of Metro Crime Stoppers and as a member of the board of fire commissioners for Baltimore City Fire Department. An honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters was conferred upon him by the Eastern Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia. He is a graduate of the Spring 2008 Class of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Citizens Academy. He has served as 1st Vice President, and is currently President of the FBI Alumni Association. He hosts and produces a Baltimore City Cable Network (TV 25) television show, The PULSE, which features and highlights law enforcement officials and those actively engaged in public safety in and around the City . Mr. Redd’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.