May 18, 2017: Annapolis, Md., Police Department Acting Police Chief Scott Baker was hired as the city’s full-time Police Chief yesterday, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, by Mayor Mike Pantelides. Baker is a retired Baltimore Police Department officer with more than twenty years of law enforcement experience. He has a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Baltimore and a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He also graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Academy's 245th Session. Baker has been Annapolis’ Acting Police Chief since February, 2017, when then-Chief Michael Pristoop was fired after a record number of homicides in 2016. Annapolis is the state capital of Maryland. Annapolis is located along the Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.